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Northeastern Huskies vs. Drexel Dragons - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Drexel Dragons (10-16) at Northeastern Huskies (18-10)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Matthews Arena)

The Line: Northeastern Huskies -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: NBCSN

The Drexel Dragons will travel to Matthews Arena to take on the Northeastern Huskies this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Drexel Dragons dropped to 10-16 (8-7 CAA CAA) on the season after being defeated by the James Madison Dukes, 82-78, this past Wednesday. Drexel shot 43.1% from the field and 46.7% (14-30) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Dragons was Damion Lee who had 26 points, 6 rebounds, and 1 steal. Drexel is ranked 239th in the RPI Standings and has played the 166th ranked SOS. On the season, the Dragons have been led by Damion Lee (21.1 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 2.4 apg) and Tavon Allen (10.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.5 apg). Drexel is averaging 59.3 ppg (ranked 329th) on 39.2% shooting (ranked 324th), The Dragons are shooting 74.8% from the free-throw line (ranked 17th) and have a 1.0 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 176th).  Drexel is holding their opponents to an average of 64.1 ppg (ranked 117th) on 44.7% shooting (ranked 272nd). The Dragons commit just 17.3 personal fouls per game (ranked 96th) and have a turnover margin of 0.9 (ranked 117th).

Northeastern Huskies vs. Drexel Dragons - 2/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Northeastern Huskies improved to 18-10 (10-5 CAA) on the season after defeating the William & Mary Tribe, 75-64, this past Wednesday. Northeastern shot 59.1% from the field and 52.9% (9-17) from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Huskies was David Walker who had 21 points, 3 rebounds, and 7 assists. Northeastern is ranked 101st in the RPI Standings and has played the 155th ranked SOS. On the season, the Huskies have been led by Scott Eatherton (14.8 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 1.7 apg) and David Walker (12.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 3.3 apg). Northeastern is averaging 67.9 ppg (ranked 162nd) on 47.8% shooting (ranked 25th). The Huskies average 14.5 apg (ranked 57th) and shoot 37.2% from beyond the arc (ranked 64th).  Northeastern is holding their opponents to an average of 64.8 ppg (ranked 133rd) on 44.7% shooting (ranked 268th). The Huskies commit just 14.2 personal fouls per game (ranked 5th) and have a rebound margin of 5.3 (ranked 33rd).

The Dragons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-1-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Huskies are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following a S.U. win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games.

Drexel has dropped 2 straight since winning 6 straight games as their defensive has given up over 80 points in the last 2 losses. Northeastern has won 4 of their last 6 and looked impressive against a talented William & Mary team this past Wednesday. The key in this game is whether or not Northeastern has an answer for Damion Lee, as Drexel has limited scoring options outside of Lee. I think Northeastern is going to win this game, but I think Damion Lee will once again, have a big game against Northeastern, to keep Drexel within this number. Take Drexel and the points in this one. 

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