Check out our free Towson 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.
Towson vs Drexel Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 11th Betting Odds
Tigers vs Dragons Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Towson Tigers at Drexel Dragons
- Where: Philadelphia at Daskalakis Athletic Center
- Date: Saturday, February 11th
- Betting Odds: Towson -2.5, TOWS -148 | DREXEL +121 O/U 128.5
Towson heads into this matchup having played 25 games and have an overall record sitting at 17-8. On the road, the Tigers will be playing their 12th game of the season, having gone 8-4. This season, Towson has been favored to win in 20 games, sitting with a mark of 16-4. For today’s contest, Towson has a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.
Towson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Nicolas Timberlake who is averaging 17.12 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 game plan is the play of Cameron Holden who has hit 42.8% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 14.18 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%.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Towson, the Drexel Dragons will be taking the floor for the 26th time this season and have an overall record of 14-11. So far this season, Drexel has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 10-3. For the season, Drexel has been the underdog in 12 games, sitting with a mark of 5-7. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Dragons being +2.5 point underdogs.
Amari Williams comes into today’s game as the Dragons’ leading scorer at 14.04 points per contest. Not only has Williams been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Drexel’s top rebounder at 8.79 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 9.8 points per game. Overall, he has hit 38.2% 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.
Free Spread Prediction: Drexel Dragons +2.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a home underdog. Coming into the game, the Towson Tigers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -2.5. However, we anticipate Drexel putting up a strong fight and benefiting from playing at home and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Tigers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Dragons to cover.