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Hofstra vs. Drexel - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Drexel Dragons (11-17) at Hofstra Pride (16-11)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm (Hofstra Arena)

The Line: Hofstra Pride -8.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: STRETCHINTERNET

Coming up from Hofstra Arena on Saturday, the Drexel Dragons and the Hofstra Pride will be matching up on the college basketball court. 

Drexel enters this game with a 11-17 record overall. The Dragons have lost their last three straight games, most recently on Thursday to Northeastern. In that one, Drexel guard Tramaine Isabell put up 24 points. 

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Hofstra vs. Drexel - 2/17/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Isabell leads the Dragons on the season as well with 20.0 PPG and 7.2 RPG, while Kurk Lee is second with 12.8 PPG. Also in double-figures for Drexel are Alihan Demir (11.2 PPG), Sammy Mojica (11.2 PPG) and Troy Harper (10.7 PPG). 

As for Hofstra, they’re currently 16-11 this season. The Pride have won two of their last three games, and beat William & Mary on Thursday. In that one, Hofstra guard Eli Pemberton managed 26 points. 

Justin Wright-Foreman leads the Pride with 24.3 PPG and 3.0 APG this year. Also averaging in double-digits for Hofstra are Pemberton (16.1 PPG; 4.5 RPG) and Rokas Gustys (10.4 PPG; 12.1 RPG). 

Drexel is 6-2 ATS in their last eight games overall and 6-2 in their last eight versus the Colonial Athletic. The Dragons are also 5-12-1 ATS in their last 18 following a straight-up loss and the over is 4-1 in the last five overall. 

Meanwhile, the Pride are 3-1-1 ATS in the last five overall and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five versus the Colonial Athletic. Hofstra is also 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 following an ATS win and 14-36-1 ATS in the last 51 home games. 

Drexel has a pretty good offense, and they’re scoring well more often than not. Trouble is, the Dragons also allow a lot of points, and it’s hard to keep up that way. Case in point, Drexel lost at home the last time these teams met 91-86. With Hofstra scoring well lately also, I have to take the Pride again here.

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