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Hofstra Pride take on Dragons in NCAA basketball test

Hofstra PrideDrexel Dragons
Feb 18, 7:00 PM | John A. Daskalakis Center

Hofstra Pride vs Drexel Dragons Odds

6-20TEAM RECORD10-15

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on John A. Daskalakis Center Monday as host Drexel looks to handle the Hofstra Pride in NCAA hoops action.

The Dragons sit at 10-15 (7-18 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Pride are currently 6-20 (10-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Drexel is 12-11 OU, and Hofstra is 2-15 OU.

View Hofstra vs Drexel Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Drexel sat as 14-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dragons - Pride odds would favor the Dragons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Drexel is rated No. 242 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Hofstra is at No. 268. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 62-54 win for the Dragons.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pride rank No. 173 in NCAA Division 1 with 34.8 per game. That compares with Drexel’s No. 236 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Drexel is college basketball's No. 210-ranked team at 5.8 per game, while the Pride rate No. 330 with 4.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hofstra owns the country's No. 191-rated mark, allowing 70.2 points per game on the highway. Drexel, on the other hand, rates No. 291 in scoring at home.

Hofstra was a 57-50 loser in their most recent outing at home against Towson. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. Stevie Mejia scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Pride to a win (they lost 57-50 to Towson at Hofstra Arena on Saturday).

Drexel lost its last outing, a 68-62 result against George Mason on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Drexel got 16 points from Derrick Thomas but lost anyway, 68-62, to George Mason on Thursday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing George Mason are 2-8
After playing Towson are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Delaware are 5-5
After playing George Mason are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4

A few Pride at Dragons trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Hofstra's last 8 games on the road
Hofstra is 1-18 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drexel's last 5 games at home
Drexel is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Hofstra
Drexel is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Drexel is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Hofstra

Next up:
Hofstra home to George Mason, Wednesday, February 20
Drexel at Delaware, Thursday, February 21