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Drexel Dragons vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Preview

Virginia Commonwealth RamsDrexel Dragons
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | John A. Daskalakis Center

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Drexel Dragons Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Wednesday when the Drexel Dragons try to run the Rams off the court at John A. Daskalakis Center in college hoops action.

The Dragons bring a 18-9 record (10-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 21-8 Rams, who are 8-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Drexel go 5-11 so far and the Rams go 12-6.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Drexel Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Rams listed as 1.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 56-ranked Dragons and the No. 167-rated Rams in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 72-70 win for the Dragons on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Drexel's No. 299 nationally ranked offense (63.3 points per game) against a Rams defense that sits as the No. 176 at 67.7 PPG. The Dragons have been averaging 41.7% from the field, less than the Rams have managed so far this season (43.6% on average).

Defensively, Virginia Commonwealth features the nation's No. 146-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Drexel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 277 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Virginia Commonwealth was a 68-67 winner on the road against Wichita State. They covered the 8.5–point spread as underdogs. Virginia Commonwealth got 17 points from Bradford Burgess en route to a 68-67 victory over Wichita State on Friday at Charles Koch Arena.

Last time out for Drexel, they were a 73-66 winner as they battled Kent State at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point favorite. The Dragons got 17 points from Samme Givens as Drexel ran past Kent State 73-66 on Friday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing James Madison are 6-4
After playing Wichita State are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Towson State are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

A few Rams at Dragons trends to consider:
Virginia Commonwealth is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Drexel
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Drexel's last 9 games
Drexel is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games at home
Drexel is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to James Madison, Saturday, February 26
Drexel at Towson State, Saturday, February 26