CAA foes will clash when the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (15-7, 5-4 CAA) go head-to-head against the Drexel Dragons (12-10, 5-4 CAA) at the Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 1, 2020.
Drexel Dragons vs. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens ATS Preview
In the Dragons’ last game, they lost to the Hofstra Pride, 72-59. James Butler had a solid game for Drexel, leading the team in scoring with 21 points on 10-for-13 shooting. Hofstra had a turnover percentage of 9.4 (better than their season average of 14.6). Drexel, meanwhile, did a fantastic job of making free throws (10-13; 76.9 percent).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens hope to maintain momentum after barely hanging on to beat the Northeastern Huskies in their last matchup, 76-74. With 34 points on 11-for-19 shooting, Nate Darling was the game’s high scorer. Delaware dominated nearly every facet of the contest. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 23.1 (above their season average of 22.9) and a free throw rate of 0.306 (above their season average of 0.207). Northeastern was 11.1 and 0.236, respectively, for those same stats.
These two teams have already met once this season. The Dragons won 61-55. Drexel won the rebounding battle. The Dragons had 19 offensive rebounds and 43 total rebounds, while the Fightin’ Blue Hens had seven and 27, respectively. Butler put up a double-double in the victory with 10 points and 16 rebounds.
Delaware appears to have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 89th in offensive efficiency, while the Dragons rank 207th in defensive efficiency.
Drexel vs. Delaware Betting Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Drexel, ATS Winner – Drexel, O/U – Over
The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 190th in steals per game (5.5) while the Dragons rank 204th in steals allowed per game (8.3).
Drexel ranks 29th in three pointers allowed per game (18.4) while Delaware ranks 191st (23.2).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 20th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Dragons rank 105th (3.4).
Drexel averages 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 79th in the NCAA. Delaware ranks 141st in assists allowed per game (12.9).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens have been outscored by an average of 4.0 points in their last five games. On the season, Delaware has defeated opponents by an average of 4.1 points.
During their last five games, the Dragons have scored an average of 67.2 points per game (1.5 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.2 points per game (4.0 below their season average).