Drexel vs. Penn State - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Penn State Nittany Lions (7-3) at Drexel Dragons (1-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Palestra)
The Line: Drexel Dragons +4.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Penn State Nittany Lions and Drexel Dragons meet Saturday night at The Palestra.
The Penn State Nittany Lions look to keep rolling after winning five of their last six games. The Penn State Nittany Lions are averaging 66.5 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 67.2 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Brandon Taylor is averaging 16.1 points and 6.4 rebounds while Shep Garner is averaging 15 points and 2.9 assists. Payton Banks is the third double-digit scorer and Josh Reaves is dishing 1.9 assists. The Penn State Nittany Lions are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 66.7 percent from the free throw line. Penn State is allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.6 turnovers per game. The Penn State Nittany Lions have won five of their last seven neutral games.
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The Drexel Dragons need a feel good victory after a brutal 1-7 start to the year. The Drexel Dragons are averaging 68.7 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 73.2 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Tavon Allen is averaging 15.5 points and 2.9 rebounds while Rashann London is averaging 11 points and 2.6 assists. Terrell Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Sammy Mojica is dishing 1.9 assists. The Drexel Dragons are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 64.7 percent from the free throw line. Drexel is allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.7 turnovers per game. The Drexel Dragons have lost six of their last seven neutral games.
The Nittany Lions are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 games following a straight up win and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games. The Dragons are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up loss and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Drexel isn't the team it was a couple of seasons ago, as these losses are getting worse and worse. While the Penn State Nittany Lions still have to prove a little more, they can certainly win this and cover the reasonable number. Penn State rolls.