Charleston vs. Drexel - 2/6/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drexel Dragons (3-19) at College of Charleston Cougars (14-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: College of Charleston Cougars -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: My TV - Charleston
The Drexel Dragons will travel to TD Arena to take on the Charleston Cougars this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.
The Drexel Dragons lost their 7th straight game and dropped to 3-19 (1-10 CAA) on the season after being defeated by the James Madison Dukes, 78-56, this past Thursday. Drexel was able to get an early lead in this one but allowed James Madison to go on a 15-2 run to help the Dukes take a 36-23 halftime lead and the Dragons were never able to make a run in the 2nd half. Drexel struggled offensively as they shot just 28.3% from the field and 28.6% (8-28) from beyond the arc. The Dragons allowed the Dukes to shoot 49.2% from the field and was outrebounded by James Madison by a 49-35 margin. Leading the way for Drexel was Kazembe Abif who had a double-double with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and a block. On the season, the Dragons have been led by Tavon Allen (13.4 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.3 apg), Sammy Mojica (10.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.0 apg), and Rodney Williams (9.7 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.4 bpg). Offensively, Drexel is averaging 63.3 ppg on 37.9% shooting from the field and 32.0% shooting from beyond the arc. The Dragons average 5.3 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.02. Defensively, Drexel is allowing their opponents to average 71.5 ppg on 45.4% shooting. The Dragons average 3.7 blocks per game and have a turnover margin of -2.8.
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The Charleston Cougars improved to 14-8 (6-5 CAA) on the season after defeating the Towson Tigers, 65-47, this past Thursday. Charleston was outstanding defensively and led throughout the entire game. Charleston shot 42.6% from the field and 47.1% (8-17) from beyond the arc. The Cougars held the Tigers to 36.2% from the field and 16.7% (2-12) from three-point range. Leading the way for Charleston was Jarrell Brantley who had a double-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals, and an assist. On the season, the Cougars have been led by Canyon Barry (19.7 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 1.3 apg), Cameron Johnson (11.9 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 apg), and Marquise Pointer (11.4 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 2.9 apg, 1.3 spg). Offensively, Charleston is averaging 67.5 ppg on 43.0% shooting from the field and 36.4% shooting from beyond the arc. The Cougars average 7.1 three-pointers per game and have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.00. Defensively, Charleston is holding their opponents to an average of 63.0 ppg on 42.6% shooting. The Cougars average 7.5 steals per game and have a turnover margin of 1.6.
The Dragons are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games however just 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Cougars are 18-38-2 ATS in their last 58 home games and 3-24 ATS in their last 27 Saturday games.
Drexel has been terrible on the offensive end this season as they currently rank 332nd in the country in scoring offense and 339th in FG %. Charleston can struggle offensively at times but has arguably the best defense in the CAA. Drexel was only able to score 54 points against the Cougars at home earlier this season as I don’t think they’ll top 50 points in this one, I’m taking Charleston to cover this large home spread. Take Charleston to cover.