USC vs. Drexel - 11/21/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drexel Dragons (0-3) at USC Trojans (1-2)
College Basketball: Friday, November 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: USC Trojans -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The USC Trojans and Drexel Dragons play Friday afternoon at the TD Arena.
The USC Trojans lost their second game of the season Thursday by losing to Arkon, 66-46. Poor offensive continues to hurt USC this season, especially on Thursday when they shot just 28.3 percent from the field and turned the ball over 16 times. Freshman Jordan McLaughlin has 42 points and 15 assists in the first three games, and Katin Reinhardt has 36 points and 11 rebounds. Nikola Jovanovic led the Trojans with 11 points and nine rebounds in Thursday’s loss and Darion Clark chipped in five points off the bench. The USC Trojans have a ton of young talent that gives them a bright future in an improving Pac-12, but yesterday’s matchup has to be concerning for fans out in Sunny California. USC has to show signs of life against a subpar Drexl team to put some of the doubt to rest.
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The Drexel Dragons, who were considered to be a CAA contender this season, starts off with a rocky 0-3 start and has been brutal offensively as well. Drexel has scored no more than 49 points in their first three games and is coming off a loss to Miami in which they shot just 31.4 percent from the field. Damion Lee has 16 rebounds and 44 points in the first three games, and Tavon Allen has scored 31 points this season, as those have been the two key offensive sparks for the Dragons. Other than that, however, Drexel is desperate for some production on the offensive side. Rodney Williams has 23 rebounds. Defensively, Drexel has done a great job of holding teams under 70 points but it doesn’t matter much when the offense is doing absolutely nothing and shooting a poor percentage.
The Trojans are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games. The Dragons are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 neutral site games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Both teams struggle to score, give me as many points as possible.