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Niagara Purple Eagles vs Drexel Dragons in college hoops odds

Drexel DragonsNiagara Purple Eagles
Dec 13, 7:00 PM | Gallagher Center

Drexel Dragons vs Niagara Purple Eagles Odds


The Drexel Dragons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Purple Eagles in Niagara at Gallagher Center on Tuesday in college basketball action.

The Purple Eagles bring a 4-6 record (2-4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-4 Dragons, who are 2-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Niagara go 4-3 so far and the Dragons go 3-4.

View Drexel vs Niagara Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 6.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Purple Eagles, most recently No. 311 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Dragons, who rate No. 143 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-58 victory for the Dragons.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dragons is ranked No. 137 in NCAA hoops at 36.3 per game. Contrast that with Niagara’s No. 229 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Niagara is the No. 203-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Drexel rates No. 265 at 5 per game.

Defensively, Drexel features the nation's No. 87-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Niagara, meanwhile, comes in at No. 139 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Drexel, they were a 64-60 winner as they battled Princeton at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Drexel got 23 points from Chris Fouch en route to a 64-60 victory over Princeton on Saturday at John A. Daskalakis Center.

In their last action, Niagara was a 79-76 winner on the road against Hartford. Juan'ya Green went off for 25 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Niagara over Hartford, 79-76, on Saturday at Reich Family Pavilion.

Drexel Dragons Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Bradley are 0-2
After playing Princeton are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

Niagara Purple Eagles Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Quinnipiac are 0-1
After playing Hartford are 0-1
After a win are 3-7

A few Dragons at Purple Eagles trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Drexel's last 10 games on the road
Drexel is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Drexel is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Niagara is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
Niagara is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Drexel home to Bradley, Saturday, December 17
Niagara at Quinnipiac, Thursday, December 22