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NCAA hoops odds preview - Drexel vs. Virginia Commonwealth

Drexel DragonsVirginia Commonwealth Rams
March 5, 2:30 PM | Richmond Coliseum

Drexel Dragons vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

21-9TEAM RECORD21-10

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Virginia Commonwealth Rams try to run the Dragons off the court at Richmond Coliseum in college hoops action.

This is a conference playoff game in the Colonial Tournament. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Richmond Coliseum).

The Rams sport records of 21-10 and 8-13 ATS heading into this battle, while the Dragons have 21-9 and 11-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 12-8 for the Rams and 6-13 for the Dragons.

View Drexel vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Rams - Dragons odds would favor the Dragons if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Virginia Commonwealth is rated No. 184 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Drexel is at No. 53. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 72-70 win for the Rams.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Virginia Commonwealth's No. 96-ranked offense, averaging 71.8 PPG, against a Dragons defense that ranks No. 12 at 59.6 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 43.6% so far, more than the Dragons marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.

Defensively, Drexel features the nation's No. 18-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.7 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 182 nationally in scoring at home.

Drexel was a 75-69 winner in its last match at home against Towson. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites. Towson was victimized for 22 points and 14 rebounds by Samme Givens as the Dragons bested the Tigers 75-69 in college basketball action on Friday.

Last time out for Virginia Commonwealth, they were a 72-69 loser as they battled James Madison at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Virginia Commonwealth got 20 points from Jamie Skeen but lost anyway, 72-69, to James Madison on Saturday at Siegel Center.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing Towson State are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing James Madison are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Dragons at Rams trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Drexel
Virginia Commonwealth is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games