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NCAA hoops odds preview - Virginia vs. Drexel

Virginia CavaliersDrexel Dragons
Nov 19, 3:30 PM | Sports and Fitness Center

Virginia Cavaliers vs Drexel Dragons Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Cavaliers travelling to Drexel Saturday to take on the Dragons on Saturday.

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

The Cavaliers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 0-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Dragons are 1-1 ATS. Virginia is 0-1 on the totals; Drexel is 1-1.

View Virginia vs Drexel Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 48-ranked Dragons and the No. 264-rated Cavaliers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-67 win for the Cavaliers on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Drexel's No. 204 nationally ranked offense (68 points per game) against a Cavaliers defense that sits as the No. 10 at 47.7 PPG. The Dragons have been averaging 44.1% from the field, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (45.3% on average).

Defensively, Virginia features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. Drexel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 289 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia was a 57-55 loser in its last match at home against TCU. They failed to cover the 9.5–point spread as favorites. The Cavaliers endured a 57-55 loss at the hands of the Horned Frogs on Friday, despite a 13-point effort from Mike Scott at Sports and Fitness Center.

Drexel lost its last outing, a 61-56 result against Norfolk State on November 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. The Dragons endured a 61-56 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Friday, despite a 21-point effort from Damion Lee at Sports and Fitness Center.

Next up:
Virginia home to Wisc-Green Bay, Friday, November 25
Drexel at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, November 30