Check out our free Delaware vs Drexel pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Philadelphia. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Delaware vs Drexel Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 21st Betting Odds
Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Dragons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens at Drexel Dragons
- Where: Philadelphia at Daskalakis Athletic Center
- Date: Saturday, January 21st
- Betting Odds: Delaware +3.5, DEL +138 | DREXEL -169 O/U 130.5
Fightin’ Blue Hens Preview:
Delaware will take the floor against the Dragons with an overall record of 11-9. So far, the Fightin’ Blue Hens have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 3-6. For the season, Delaware has been the underdog in 10 games, sitting with a mark of 5-5. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Fightin’ Blue Hens being +3.5 point underdogs.
Delaware’s leading scorer this season is Jyare Davis, who is averaging 16.2 points per contest. So far, Davis has accounted for 23.21% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.35 rebounds per game and 3.25 assists. Jameer Nelson Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Fightin’ Blue Hens, averaging 19.69 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 45.8% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Delaware is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 20 games, they have only hit 35.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 38.73% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Drexel heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 11-8. So far this season, Drexel has played 11 games at home, sitting with a record of 8-3. The Dragons’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3.5 points in their favor. For the season, Drexel has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 7-1.
Amari Williams comes into today’s game as the Dragons’ leading scorer at 14.0 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Drexel’s top rebounder at 8.39 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 10.53 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.7% of his shots and is adding 2.26 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: Drexel Dragons -3.5
Leading into this matchup, the Drexel Dragons are currently the favorites to pick up the win, with a spread sitting at -3.5. According to our analysis, we anticipate a strong offensive effort from the Dragons’ shooters to be enough to pull out the win and cover the spread. For the season, Drexel has a field goal percentage of 46.3, good for 75th in college basketball. In addition, look for the team to add to their trend of covering the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road matchups, they are 6-4 vs the spread.