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Drexel vs. Towson - 1/17/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Towson at Drexel
Date & Time Thursday January 17, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Daskalakis Athletic Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The Line
The Line: Drexel -5.5 -- Over/Under: 146
TV Channel
CAA.TV
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The Towson Tigers and Drexel Dragons meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.

The Towson Tigers could use a win here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Towson Tigers are averaging 65.2 points on 41.9 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Brian Fobbs is averaging 15.8 points and 5.6 rebounds while Tobias Howard is averaging 9.9 points and 2.8 assists. Jordan McNeil is dishing 1.1 assists and Nakye Sanders is grabbing 5.2 rebounds. The Towson Tigers are shooting 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.4 percent from the free throw line. The Towson Tigers are allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Towson Tigers have lost four of their last six road games.

The Drexel Dragons could also use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Drexel Dragons are averaging 76.7 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 82.1 points on 50.7 percent shooting. Troy Harper is averaging 16.3 points and 3.1 rebounds while Alihan Demir is averaging 14.5 points and 2.9 assists. Trevor John is the third double-digit scorer and Camren Wynter is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Drexel Dragons are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 76.7 percent from the free throw line. The Drexel Dragons are allowing 39.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.9 rebounds per game. The Drexel Dragons have split their last six home games.

The Tigers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 5-16 ATS in their last 21 road games and 6-21 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Dragons are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a straight up loss, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss. The Tigers are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Drexel. The over is 6-2 in Dragons last 8 Thursday games. The under is 6-2 in Tigers last 8 overall.

The Towson Tigers have won each of the last six meetings against the Drexel Dragons, but they enter this game on a five-game losing streak with an offense that can't get out of their own way. Towson is just 5-12 ATS this season and is being outscored by an average of 9.8 points during its five-game losing streak. The Drexel Dragons have their issues as well, but they have played their best ball at home and play with a pace that could be difficult for a club that shoots under 42 percent from the field on the season. I'll eat the chalk with the Dragons.

Pick:
Drexel -5.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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