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Charleston vs Drexel Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Cougars vs Dragons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Charleston Cougars at Drexel Dragons
- Where: Philadelphia at Daskalakis Athletic Center
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: Charleston -7.5, CHAR -343 | DREXEL +261 O/U 141.5
Charleston will take the floor against the Dragons with an overall record of 21-2. On the road, the Cougars will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 8-1. So far, the Cougars have been favored 19 times, going 18-1 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Charleston as -7.5 point favorites.
Charleston’s leading scorer this season is Dalton Bolon, who is averaging 13.04 points per contest. So far, Bolon has accounted for 16.29% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.57 rebounds per game and 1.17 assists. Reyne Smith is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 11.3 points per game. Between him and Smith, they are accounting for 30.4% of the team’s scoring.
Charleston comes into today’s matchup vs Drexel, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.2 points per game. Through 23 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Cougars have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 220th in possessions per game.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Drexel Dragons are in the middle of a 2 game losing streak and have an overall record of 12-10. So far this season, Drexel has played 12 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-3. For the season, Drexel has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 3-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Dragons being +7.5 point underdogs.
Amari Williams comes into today’s game as the Dragons’ leading scorer at 14.1 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Drexel’s top rebounder at 8.29 boards per contest. Behind Williams, the team has benefited from the strong play of Coletrane Washington, who is second on the team in scoring at 10.09 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.3% of his shots and is adding 2.23 boards per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Drexel this season, as they are currently ranked 151st in college basketball at 72.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Dragons’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.6%, placing them 205th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Charleston Cougars -7.5
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Charleston Cougars to pick up the win and cover the spread as -7.5 point betting favorites. Although Charleston as a team is just 220th in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Dragons’ defense. At -7.5 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Cougars to come out on top and cover.