The Robert Morris Colonials (5-4) will be at home in PPG Paints Arena when they challenge the Drexel Dragons (5-3). Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 10, 2017.
Drexel Dragons at Robert Morris Colonials Odds Preview
In the Dragons last outing, they won a close one over the La Salle Explorers, 72-70. Kurk Lee was the top scorer from either team with 23 points on 9-for-17 shooting. Drexel dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous offensive rebounding percentage of 35.7 (above their season average of 25.9) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.620 (above their season average of 0.506). La Salle put up marks of 20.0 and 0.476, respectively, for those same stats.
The Colonials come in on a high note after barely hanging on to beat the Rider Broncs in their last matchup, 78-75. Robert Morris received a boost from Dachon Burke, who had 15 points, eight rebounds and five assists. The Colonials, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.464, had a superb mark of 0.551 and had a turnover percentage of 16.3 (better than their season average of 19.2).
The offense of Drexel will face off against the elite defense of Robert Morris. Since last season, the Dragons rank 199th in offensive efficiency, while the Colonials are 90th in defensive efficiency. The Colonials figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.
Drexel Dragons at Robert Morris Colonials Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Drexel, ATS Winner – Drexel, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Colonials average 7.8 steals per game, which ranks 58th in the NCAA. The Dragons rank 127th in steals allowed per game (6.3).
- Drexel ranks 109th in rebounds per game (37.0) while Robert Morris ranks 244th in rebounds allowed per game (37.4).
- The Colonials rank sixth in three pointers allowed per game (16.4) while the Dragons rank 132nd (21.5).
- Drexel averages 3.3 blocks per game, which ranks 116th in the nation. Robert Morris ranks 186th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).