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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Tigers over Dragons

Drexel DragonsTowson Tigers
11-9February 01, 2014, 04:30 | SECU Arena13-8

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on SECU Arena Saturday as host Towson looks to handle the Drexel Dragons in NCAA hoops action.

The Tigers sport a record of 13-8 and 7-5-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dragons have 11-9 and 8-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-8 for the Tigers and 10-9 for the Dragons.

View Drexel Dragons vs Towson Tigers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Towson sat as -2.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 79 and the Dragons sitting at No. 221.

In their last action, Drexel was a 77-74 winner on the road against Hofstra. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Frantz Massenat poured in a team-high 32 points for Drexel on Wednesday, as they defeated Hofstra 77-74 at Hofstra Arena.

Towson won its last outing, a 76-58 result against Hofstra on January 27. They covered in that game as a 10-point favorite. Towson got 17 points from Mike Burwell en route to a 76-58 victory over Hofstra on Monday at SECU Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Towson's No. 12-rated squad against Drexel's No. 111-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Towson rates No. 124 in the country with 6.19 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 181 nationally with 5.5 per match.

A few Dragons at Tigers trends to consider:
Drexel is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
Drexel is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Drexel's last 7 games
Drexel is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
Towson is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Towson is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Towson is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Drexel
Towson is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games when playing Drexel

Next up:
Drexel home to UNC Wilmington, Monday, February 3rd
Towson at James Madison, Tuesday, February 4th