Iona Gaels vs. Drexel Dragons - 12/28/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drexel Dragons (2-8) at Iona Gaels (4-6)
College Basketball: Monday, December 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Hynes Athletics Center)
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The Drexel Dragons will travel to play the Iona Gaels in a non-conference game on Monday.
The Iona Gaels are 4-6 and are coming off of a loss to Akron by a score of 78-64. Iona was able to hang around at halftime, but only scored 25 points in the second half, which resulted in the loss. Jordan Washington had 21 points and 5 rebounds for Iona. Jahaad Proctor added 18 points and 2 rebounds for the Gaels. Iona was out rebounded by a total of 38-30 and had 12 assists in their defeat. Iona is averaging 80.3 points per game while giving up 79.6 points per game. Iona is also averaging 34.7 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per game. A.J. English is averaging 25 points per game and 6.8 assists per game, while Jordan Washington is averaging 15.6 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for Iona. A.J. English is questionable for this game. Iona is shooting 71.4% on free throws, 39.3% on three-pointers, and 45% on all field goal attempts.
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The Drexel Dragons are 2-8 and are coming off of a win against Penn by a score of 53-52 in overtime. This was a back and forth contest with Drexel just pulling out the win late in overtime. Tavon Allen had 16 points and 3 rebounds for Drexel. Kazembe Abif added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Dragons. Drexel out rebounded their opponent by a total of 45-36 and had 11 assists in their victory. Drexel is averaging 64.1 points per game while giving up 70.4 points per game. Drexel is also averaging 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game. Tavon Allen is averaging 15.6 points per game and 3.1 rebounds per game, while Rashann London is averaging 10.8 points per game and 2.4 assists per game for Drexel. Drexel is shooting 66.3% on free throws, 33.3% on three-pointers, and 38.4% on all field goal attempts.
Drexel is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games. Drexel is 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The under is 6-0 in Drexel’s last 6 games. Iona is 2-7 ATS in their last 9 non-conference games. Iona is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Monday games. The under is 20-5-1 in Iona’s last 26 Monday games.
Drexel has played very poorly to start this season and has really struggled to score consistently. Iona has been slightly better and has the home court advantage. Iona averages over 80 points per game, but their defense is giving up just under 80 points per game. I think Iona will be able to win this game, especially if A.J. English plays.