The Drexel Dragons (5-4) look to lengthen a five-game home winning streak when they meet the La Salle Explorers (4-3) at John A Daskalakis Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
La Salle Explorers at Drexel Dragons Free Preview
The last time the Explorers played, they fell to the No. 22 Villanova Wildcats, 83-72. La Salle’s Ed Croswell had a good game, leading the team in scoring with 14 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Villanova did a fantastic job of making free throws (23-30; 76.7 percent). La Salle, meanwhile, forced the Wildcats into a turnover percentage of 22.7 (above their season average of 15.0).
The Dragons will look to maintain momentum after defeating the Princeton Tigers in their last contest, 82-76. With 31 points on 13-for-16 shooting, Camren Wynter was the top scorer from either team. Drexel’s effective field goal percentage was their largest advantage over Princeton. The Dragons had a rate of 0.645 (above their season average of 0.523), while the Tigers posted a mark of 0.469.
The Dragons won the sole contest against the Explorers last season, 89-84. Drexel did an excellent job of getting and making free throws (34-40; 85.0 percent). La Salle, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.568 vs. 0.482).
Drexel should have the advantage on the offensive side of the ball. The Dragons rank 98th in offensive efficiency, while the Explorers rank 240th in defensive efficiency dating back to last season.
La Salle at Drexel Prediction
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Drexel, ATS Winner – Drexel, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Explorers rank 132nd in blocks per game (3.3) while the Dragons rank 157th in blocks allowed per game (3.4).
La Salle allows the 40th-fewest three pointers per game (19.4) while Drexel ranks 58th (19.9).
La Salle ranks 77th in steals per game (7.3) while Drexel ranks 269th (5.0).
The Dragons rank 48th in rebounds allowed per game (32.6) while the Explorers rank 214th (35.9).
Drexel ranks 49th in assists per game (14.9) while La Salle ranks 193rd (12.7).