Buffalo vs. Drexel - 12/16/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drexel Dragons (2-6) at Buffalo Bulls (5-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Arena)
The Line: Buffalo Bulls -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Drexel Dragons and Buffalo Bulls play Tuesday night at the Alumni Arena.
The Drexel Dragons are off to a tough 2-6 start and play their second true road game. On the season, Drexel is averaging 55.4 points on 37.7 percent shooting and is allowing 59.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Damion Lee leads the Dragons with 20.3 points and 5.8 rebounds while Tavon Allen is averaging 9.7 points and 2.4 assists. Rodney Williams is grabbing 8.3 rebounds per game and Rashann London is shooting 42.6 percent from the field. The Drexel Dragons are a quality defensive team that’s forcing 11.4 turnovers per game and allowing 66 or less points in seven of their first eight games. Offensively, Drexel has just one player averaging double-digit points, and the Dragons are shooting 74.6 percent from the free throw line and 30.8 percent from deep. Drexel is also averaging 35.4 rebounds per contest.
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The Buffalo Bulls have won four of their last five games and play their first contest in nine days. On the season, Buffalo is averaging 69.1 points on 41.2 percent shooting and is allowing 65.4 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Justin Moss leads Buffalo with 16.6 points and 10.1 rebounds while Shannon Evans is averaging 15.1 points and 10.4 rebounds. Lamonte Bearden is averaging 3.1 assists per game and Jarryn Skeete is shooting 42.3 percent from the field. The Buffalo Bulls rely on their length to win games, as they have seven players averaging at least three rebounds per game. Buffalo is shooting 75 percent from the line and 32.5 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Buffalo is forcing 15 turnovers per contest and is holding teams to 27.7 percent from deep.
The Dragons are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bulls are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 home games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall.
Drexel doesn't have enough offense to hang with a balanced team such as Buffalo. The Dragons have been held under 60 points in six of their first eight games and that's not going to fly with the Bulls. Take Buffalo to win by double digits.