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Delaware vs. Drexel ,
2-22-2018 - Prediction & Preview

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#581 Delaware
Blue Hens 144.5
#582 Drexel
Dragons -4

Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 7:00pm

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Game Stats

Delaware Blue Hens

12 - 17

11-11
ATS
11-12
O/U
70
PPG
73
OPPG

Drexel Dragons

11 - 18

11-11
ATS
15-9
O/U
74
PPG
79
OPPG

Delaware Blue Hens (12-17 SU, 5-11 CAA, 11-11-7 ATS)

Drexel Dragons (11-18 SU, 5-11 CAA, 11-12-6 ATS)

Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When: Thursday, February 22, 7 PM. ET.

The Drexel Dragons will be trying to avoid losing their fifth consecutive game when they take on the Delaware Blue Hens on Thursday night.

Blue Hens Going For Second Straight Win

The Blue Hens were able to snap a nine-game losing streak in their last outing and will be trying to build on the win and make it two in a row when they take on the Dragons on Thursday.

In their last game, the Blue Hens defeated Elon 72-57, thanks to a great defensive performance.

The Phoenix were held to 35 percent shooting from the field and 32 percent from three point range.

Tyler Seibring led the way for Elon with 22 points and nine rebounds. Dainan Swoope finished with 10 points and three assists, while Seth Fuller added eight points and three rebounds for the Phoenix, who finished the game with two players scoring in double figures.

Offensively, the Blue Hens shot 51 percent from the field and 42 percent from three point range. Ryan Daly led the way for Delaware with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Eric Carter finished with 11 points and 11 rebounds, while Anthony Mosley added 13 points and five rebounds for the Blue Hens, who finished the game with four players scoring in double figures.

Drexel Trying To Snap Four-Game Skid

The Dragons haven’t fared well lately, losing their last four contests after previously winning four games in a row. They will be trying to snap the skid and end the season on a high note by winning their last two games, starting with the Blue Hens.

In their last game, the Dragons lost to Hofstra 88-76, thanks to a poor defensive effort. Drexel allowed Hofstra to shoot 53 percent from the field and 50 percent from three point range.

Justin Wright-Foreman led the way for Hofstra with 32 points and six rebounds. Eli Pemberton finished with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Rokas Gustys added 10 points and 17 rebounds for the Pride, who finished the game with four players scoring in double figures.

Offensively, the Dragons shot 48 percent from the field and 26 percent from three point range. Tramaine Isabell led the way for Drexel with 29 points and six rebounds. Kurk Lee finished with 11 points and three rebounds, while Sammy Mojica added 10 points and four rebounds for the Dragons, who finished the game with four players scoring in double figures.

Trends

Delaware is:

  •  4-0 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.
  • 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Thursday games.
  • 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall.

Drexel is:

  • 5-13-1 ATS in their last 19 games following a straight up loss.
  • 7-15 ATS in their last 22 vs. Colonial Athletic Association.
  • 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

Despite their record, the Blue Hens have been great against the spread in their last 10 games, while the Dragons have struggled against the spread, especially in conference play.

Pick: Delaware

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