Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Dragons and Fightin’ Blue Hens. The game is starting at 6:30 ET on CBSS, and it’s hosted by the Fightin’ Blue Hens at Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this Coastal Athletic Association conference contest is set at 138.5 points, with Delaware being favored by -2.5 at home against Drexel.

DREXEL DRAGONS VS DELAWARE FIGHTIN’ BLUE HENS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens -2.5

This game will be played at Bob Carpenter Center at 6:30 ET on Monday, February 26th.

WHY BET THE DELAWARE FIGHTIN’ BLUE HENS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Fightin’ Blue Hens.
  • Not only will Delaware pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 138.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Can the Dragons Pull Off a Win at Newark?

As an underdog, Drexel has gone 2-7 this season. They have lost their last five road games and are 6-10 on the road overall. Drexel’s average scoring margin on the road is -1.6 points per game, and they are coming off a 69-57 loss to Hofstra.

So far this season, Drexel has an overall record of 17-11, including a 10-5 record in Coastal Athletic Association games. They are 7-6 in non-conference games. The Dragons have gone 10-1 at home this season and have won their last 10 games at home.

As the underdog, Drexel has an ATS record of just 2-7 this season and they have gone just 0-3 vs. the spread in their last three road games. Overall, their road ATS mark is just 5-11 this year and they are just 2-8 vs. the spread in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Today’s over/under line of 138.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Drexel’s games this season (135.9). So far, 16 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 142 points.

Compared to their season average of 72.3 points per game, Drexel struggled in their previous game. Against Hofstra, the Dragons scored 57 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 35.3%. Amari Williams is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 12.1. Meanwhile, Justin Moore also brings a PPG average of 12.2 into the game.

Currently, the Dragons’ defense holds the 32nd rank in the nation, allowing 65.5 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Drexel’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.0% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.0% this season.

Can the Fightin’ Blue Hens Hold Strong at Home?

Delaware will be looking to bounce back after a 90-71 loss to Charleston. Over the team’s last 10 games at home, they have gone 5-5, and over their last five games, they have gone 3-2.

So far this season, the Blue Hens have been favored in 17 games and have gone 13-4 in those contests. As the favorite, Delaware has gone 7-6 at home.

Delaware’s ATS record this season is currently 13-13. In their 17 games as the favorite, the Blue Hens have gone 7-10 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Delaware has a 3-7 ATS mark. At home this year, their ATS record is 5-8, and they have gone 1-4 vs. the spread in their last 5 home games.

On the season, the over/under record for Delaware games is 13-13. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 143.4 and today’s line is 138.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 138 points and their OU record during this span is 1-2. Today’s line is lower than the over/under line in 10 of their games this year.

In their recent matchup, the Delaware offense ended with 71 points against Charleston. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 39.3% and made 5 threes. For the season, the Delaware offense has been one of the more efficient shooting teams in the NCAA with a field goal percentage of 46%. So far, they have hit 53% of their looks from inside the arc, and are averaging 7.2 made three’s per contest.

Currently, the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ defense holds the 122nd rank in the nation, allowing 70.0 points per game. In their previous game vs. Charleston, the Cougars finished with a field goal percentage of 39% and a total of 90 points vs. Delaware.