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Niagara Purple Eagles vs. Drexel Dragons - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Drexel Dragons (2-2) at Niagara Purple Eagles (0-4)

College Basketball: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Gallagher Center)

The Line: Niagara Purple Eagles -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Niagara Purple Eagle look for their first college basketball win against the Drexel Dragons.

The Drexel Dragons are pegged to finish near the bottom of the of the Colonial Athletic but after four games I can’t form an opinion one way or the other. The Dragons picked up a decent win in an 83-62 decision at North Texas where they took a 19 point lead after 20 minutes and traded baskets the rest of the way. The Dragons burned the nets at over 54% and limited the Mean Green to 41% while going 12-24 from long range but the bottom line was a difference of eleven field goals was decisive. Rodney Williams was the Dragons go to scorer with 20 points, six boards and five assists on 7-12 with Kari Jonsson tossing in 15. Austin Williams and Kurk Less netted 13 and 12 points while Sammy Mojica scored eleven points and grabbed nine rebounds.

Niagara Purple Eagles vs. Drexel Dragons - 11/23/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Niagara Purple Eagles stand at 0-4 but they have let a few winnable games slip through their fingers. The Purple Eagles come off a 78-65 loss as a 13 point road dog on Sunday. The Scarlet Knights shot the ball reasonably well at 47% despite going 2-19 on threes but Niagara couldn’t shoot straight at 30.5% and that had then looking at a 12 basket deficit that couldn’t be overcome. Matt Scott poured in a game high 30 points and snared eight rebounds that kept the Purple Eagles from getting blown out while Kahill Dukes and Marvin  Prochet netted 21 and eleven points respectively.

Drexel are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and the under is 21-8 in Drexel last 29 non-conference games while the under is 21-9 in Drexel last 30 overall. Niagara are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games.

A pick ‘em between two teams expected to finish near the bottom of the standings seems only fitting…

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Drexel +1

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