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Drexel Dragons vs Norfolk State Spartans Betting Matchup Report

Norfolk State SpartansDrexel Dragons
Nov 18, 1:00 PM | Sports and Fitness Center

Norfolk State Spartans vs Drexel Dragons Odds


Norfolk State pays a visit to Drexel on Friday, hoping to send the Dragons to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Sports and Fitness Center.

The game is being played at Sports and Fitness Center, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Spartans have watched them go 1-1 and 0-0 ATS on the year, while the Dragons are at 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Dragons are 1-0, while the Spartans have a 0-0 mark.

View Norfolk State vs Drexel Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Dragons installed as 15-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Dragons at No. 48 and the Spartans at No. 232 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 88-64 result in favor of the Dragons.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Spartans is ranked No. 95 in NCAA hoops at 39.5 per game. Contrast that with Drexel’s No. 22 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Drexel is the No. 316-ranked team in the country at 3 per game, while Norfolk State rates No. 26 at 9.5 per game.

Defensively, Norfolk State features the nation's No. 342-rated defense on the road, allowing 99 points per game. Drexel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 289 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Norfolk State was a 63-43 winner at home against Randolph College. Norfolk State cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Randolph College out of the gym and running up a 63-43 score at Echols Hall.

Drexel was an 80-62 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Rider. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites. The Dragons grabbed an 80-62 win over the Broncs on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from Samme Givens at Alumni Gymnasium.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 7-3
After playing Rider are 5-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Spartans at Dragons trends to consider:
Drexel is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Drexel's last 14 games

Next up:
Norfolk State home to Eastern Kentucky, Sunday, November 27
Drexel at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, November 30