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Drexel vs Towson Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds
Dragons vs Tigers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Drexel Dragons at Towson Tigers
- Where: Towson at SECU Arena
- Date: Thursday, January 5th
- Betting Odds: Drexel +6.5, DREXEL +219 | TOWS -278 O/U 124.5
Drexel will take their 3 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 8-6. So far, the Dragons have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. For the season, Drexel has been the underdog in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 2-6. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Dragons being +6.5 point underdogs.
Amari Williams comes into today’s game as the Dragons’ leading scorer at 14.54 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Drexel’s top rebounder at 8.85 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 12.29 points per game. Overall, he has hit 40.7% of his shots and is adding 1.79 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 that 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.
Coming into today’s matchup, the Towson Tigers are in the middle of a 5 game losing streak and have an overall record of 8-6. So far this season, Towson has played 7 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-4. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Tigers as the -6.5 point favorites. The Tigers have been favored 10 times, going 7-3 straight up.
Towson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Nicolas Timberlake who is averaging 15.57 points per game for the Tigers. Timberlake is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Tigers’ offensive gameplan is the play of Cameron Holden who has hit 40.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.0 points per game.
On offense, Towson comes into the game looking to control the pace of play, as they are just 638th in possessions per game. Even with their preference to slow the game down, the Tigers’ are scoring at a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.2 points per game. So far, 38.09% of their shots have come from beyond the arc, where they have connected at a rate of 35.9%.
Free Spread Prediction: Drexel Dragons +6.5
After running our analysis on this game, we’ve identified the best side to take on the spread. Currently, the oddsmakers have Towson as the favorites with a line coming in at -6.5. However, based on how these team’s matchup, we see this number being too high and like the Drexel Dragons to cover. Both team’s have knocked down the 3-point shot at a rate similar to the NCAA average this season with Towson at 7.79 made 3’s per game compared to Drexel at 7.28. Look for Drexel to put together a strong enough defensive effort to cover the spread vs the Tigers.
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