Drexel Dragons (3-2) at Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (1-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 2:00 pm (Rothman Center)
The Line: Fairleigh Dickinson Knights +4 -- Over/Under: 145 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
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The Drexel Dragons and the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights meet in college basketball action from Stratis Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Drexel Dragons will look to add to their 4-2 start to the year after picking up an 81-77 win over Saint Joseph’s last time out. James Butler led Drexel with 21 points on 7 of 13 shooting with a team-high 16 rebounds for the double-double while Camren Wynter added 14 points with a team-high 7 assists and T.J. Bickerstaff chipped in 13 poitns on 4 of 8 shooting to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Drexel in the winning effort. Wynter leads the Dragons in scoring and assists with an average of 18 points and 5 assists per game while Butler leads the Dragons on the glass with an average of 10.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Drexel is averaging 68 points on 42.8% shooting from the field, 32.1% from 3-point range and 74.8% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to put up 63 points on 43.3% shooting from the field and 22.9% from 3-point range this season.
The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights will look to build off of their first win of the season coming in the form of a 79-71 win over Central Connecticut State last time out. Elyjah Williams led the Knights with 13 points on 5 of 10 shooting with 10 rebounds for the double-double while Brandon Rush added 12 points with 3 threes and 4 assists. John Square Jr., Jahlil Jenkins and Brandon Powell each had 11 points with Square Jr. shooting 5 of 7 from the floor with 5 rebounds while Jenkins had a team-high 9 assists and Powell added 7 rebounds. Joe Munden Jr. chipped in 10 points to cap off the scoring in double figures for FDU in the win. Williams leads Fairleigh Dickinson in scoring and rebounding with an average of 15.4 points and 7 rebounds per game while Jenknis leads the Knights in assists with 3.8 assists per game this season. As a team, Fairleigh Dickinson is averaging 72 points on 43.9% shooting from the field, 31.9% from 3-point range and 68.4% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 82.8 points on 50.4% shooting from the field and 32.8% from 3-point range this season.
Drexel is 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 road games while the over is 6-2 in their last 8 Saturday games. Fairleigh Dickinson is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 home games against a team with a losing road record while the over is 10-3 in their last 13 games overall.
I’ll give Fairleigh Dickinson some credit, as they’ve been better at home than on the road and have taken on Rutgers and Providence as well this year. However, Drexel’s battle-tested in their own right and have been pretty good against the number to start the year and even on the road, we’re not being asked to give up a lot so I’ll lay the points with Drexel in this one.