Drexel Dragons vs. Delaware Blue Hens - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Delaware Blue Hens (8-19) at Drexel Dragons (10-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm (John A. Daskalakis Center)
The Line: Drexel Dragons -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports
The Delaware Blue Hens will travel to the Daskalakis Athletic Center to take on the Drexel Dragons this Thursday night in College Basketball action.
The Delaware Blue Hens dropped to 8-19 (7-9 CAA) on the season after being defeated by the Elon Phoenix, 83-75, this past Saturday. Delaware shot 39.3% from the field and 36.4% (8-22) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Blue Hens was Kyle Anderson who had 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 block. Delaware is ranked 278th in the RPI Standings and has played the 150th ranked SOS. On the season, the Blue Hens have been led by Kyle Anderson (14.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.0 apg) and Kory Holden (12.1 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 4.9 apg). Delaware is averaging 66.4 ppg (ranked 196th) on 40.7% shooting (ranked 293rd). The Blue Hens average 6.9 three-pointers per game (ranked 112th) on 35.2% three-point shooting (ranked 128th). Delaware is holding their opponents to an average of 73.7 ppg (ranked 327th) on 43.3% shooting (ranked 201st). The Blue Hens pull down 35.63 total rpg (ranked 111th) however, have a turnover margin of -2.2 (ranked 311th).
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The Drexel Dragons dropped to 10-17 (8-8 CAA) on the season after being defeated by the Northeastern Huskies, 83-73, this past Saturday. Drexel shot 38.6% from the field and 31.6% (6-19) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Dragons was Damion Lee who had 30 points, 5 rebounds, and 1 steal. Drexel is ranked 246th in the RPI Standings and has played the 159th ranked SOS. On the season, the Dragons have been led by Damion Lee (21.4 ppg, 6.1 rpg, 2.3 apg) and Tavon Allen (11.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.4 apg). Drexel is averaging 59.8 ppg (ranked 323rd) on 39.2% shooting (ranked 323rd). The Dragons are shooting 74.8% from the free-throw line (ranked 20th) and commit only 10.8 turnovers per game (ranked 28th). Drexel is holding their opponents to an average of 64.8 ppg (ranked 135th) on 45.0% shooting (ranked 285th). The Dragons pull down 31.33 total rpg (ranked 305th) and have a rebound margin of -3.4 (ranked 303rd).
The Blue Hens are 9-0 ATS in their last 9 games following a S.U. loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Dragons are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
Delaware has split their last 8 games, however, pulled off impressive victories against CAA leaders William & Mary and UNC Wilmington recently. Drexel was playing well in the CAA but have lost their last three games and will be without their leading scorer Damion Lee who is out for the season with a broken hand suffered against Northeastern. Delaware hasn't been great on the season, but if they can go and beat William & Mary on the road, I think they'll be able to handle Drexel team without Damion Lee. Take Delaware and the points.