La Salle vs. Drexel - 12/7/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drexel Dragons (4-4) at La Salle Explorers (5-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)
The Line: La Salle Explorers -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Drexel Dragons and La Salle Explorers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Tom Gola Arena.
The Drexel Dragons look for their first road victory to get a game above a .500 record. The Drexel Dragons are averaging 72.9 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Tramaine Isabell is averaging 22 points and 9.1 rebounds while Sammy Mojica is averaging 12 points and 1.8 assists. Kurk Lee is the third double-digit scorer and Troy Harper is grabbing three rebounds. The Drexel Dragons are shooting 29.2 percent from beyond the arc and 72.3 percent from the free throw line. The Drexel Dragons are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game. The Drexel Dragons have lost 11 straight road games.
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The La Salle Explorers could use a victory here after losing four of their last six games. The La Salle Explorers are averaging 67 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 67.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting. B.J. Johnson is averaging 21.6 points and 9.2 rebounds while Pookie Powell is averaging 15.7 points and 2.9 assists. Isiah Deas is grabbing 2.6 rebounds and Amar Stukes is dishing 2.1 assists. The La Salle Explorers are shooting 28.3 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The La Salle Explorers are allowing 37.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The La Salle Explorers have won four straight home games.
The Dragons are 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 road games, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games and 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Explorers are 5-17 ATS in their last 22 non-conference games, 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games and 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Dragons are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the road team is 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
La Salle has proven a lot more in this young season and should be the favorite at home, but I'm not sure you want to lay double-digit chalk with an Explorers team that's one of the worst offensive clubs in the country. La Salle is outside the top 300 in both points scored and field goal percentage, scoring 61 or less points in five of its five nine games. Drexel has also lost two of its four games by single digits. There's better bets out there, but if I'm going to touch this game, I want the points on my side.