Northeastern vs. Drexel - 2/15/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drexel Dragons (11-16) at Northeastern Huskies (17-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Matthews Arena)
The Line: Northeastern Huskies -11 -- Over/Under: 147 See the Latest Odds
We have some Colonial Athletic Association action on the hardwood as the Drexel Dragons take on the Northeastern Huskies in a college basketball matchup on Thursday night.
The Drexel Dragons will look to rebound from back-to-back losses, including an 89-67 loss to Charleston in their last outing. Tramaine Isabell led Drexel in scoring with 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting while Troy Harper came 2nd with 11 points. Alihan Demir, Kurk Lee and Sammy Mojica each added 10 points, with Demir adding a team-high 7 rebounds while Lee dished out a team-high 3 assists. Isabell leads the Dragons in scoring with 19.9 points per game while Lee leads Drexel in assists with 3.4 assists per game and Austin Williams leads the way on the glass with 8.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Drexel is scoring 74.6 points per game on 44.4% shooting from the field, 33.2% from behind the arc and 72% from the foul line this season.
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The Northeastern Huskies will look to keep their momentum going after winning 3 straight games following a 77-62 win over Towson in their last outing. Vasa Pusica led Northeastern with 23 points on 7 of 10 shooting with 4 triples and a team-high 4 assists. Devon Begley came 2nd with 14 points and a team-high 8 rebounds and 3 steals, while Bolden Brace added 10 points with a pair of blocks to round out the trio of double digit scorers for the Huskies in the winning effort. Pusica leads Northeastern with an average of 16.8 points and 5 assists per game while Brace leads the Huskies in rebounding with 4.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Northeastern is scoring 74.5 points per game on 48.3% shooting from the field, 37.4% from behind the arc and 72.9% from the foul line this season.
Drexel is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-12-1 ATS in their last 17 games following a loss while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Northeastern is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a losing record while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a losing record. Drexel is 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings at Northeastern.
I’m not sure that the talent gap is this wide between these two teams, however Drexel is a step behind the Huskies right now, and Northeastern has had the bulk of the success ATS between these two teams when they’re at home, so I’ll lay the points with Northeastern in a game that’s probably better just to watch.