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Drexel vs Delaware Pick & Preview: Wednesday, February 8th Betting Odds
Dragons vs Fightin’ Blue Hens Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Drexel Dragons at Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens
- Where: Newark at Bob Carpenter Center
- Date: Wednesday, February 8th
- Betting Odds: Drexel +3, DREXEL +131 | DEL -159 O/U 134.0
Heading into today’s matchup vs Delaware, the Drexel Dragons will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 13-11. So far, the Dragons have played 11 games on the road, with a record of 3-8. For the season, Drexel has been the underdog in 11 games, sitting with a mark of 4-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Dragons being +3 point underdogs.
Amari Williams comes into today’s game as the Dragons’ leading scorer at 14.22 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Drexel’s top rebounder at 8.78 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 9.88 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.5% of his shots and is adding 2.04 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.
Fightin’ Blue Hens Preview:
Delaware heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-13. Currently, the Fightin’ Blue Hens have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 9-4. The Fightin’ Blue Hens’ are sitting with a betting line that is -3 points in their favor. For the season, Delaware has been favored to win in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 6-6.
Delaware’s leading scorer this season is Jameer Nelson Jr., who is averaging 19.62 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 23.6% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.05 rebounds per game and 3.62 assists. Jyare Davis is the second leading scorer for the Fightin’ Blue Hens, averaging 16.88 points per game. Between him and Davis, they are accounting for 46.8% 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 25 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Drexel Dragons +3
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -3. However, we anticipate Drexel putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Fightin’ Blue Hens as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Dragons to cover.