Hofstra Pride vs. Drexel Dragons ATS Prediction 02/20/20

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The Hofstra Pride (20-7, 11-3 CAA) and the Drexel Dragons (13-14, 6-8 CAA) go head-to-head at John A Daskalakis Center. The Pride will attempt to extend their six-game winning streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 20, 2020.

Hofstra Pride vs. Drexel Dragons Betting Odds

In their last game, the Dragons were beaten by the Elon Phoenix, 75-70, while the Pride beat the UNCW Seahawks, 78-64.

Hofstra dominated every facet of the game. They had a great offensive rebounding percentage of 31.3 (above their season average of 29.3) and a free throw rate of 0.480 (above their season average of 0.256). UNCW was 13.3 and 0.320, respectively, for those same stats. Drexel, meanwhile, held Elon to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.8 (below their season average of 23.5). Camren Wynter had a solid performance for Drexel with 23 points and six assists. Hofstra rallied around Isaac Kante, who contributed 23 points and 14 rebounds.

In their first matchup this season, Tareq Coburn led the Pride to a 72-59 win. He notched a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds. The Pride’s 9.4 turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Dragons, who had a mark of 23.4.

The Pride’s Eli Pemberton has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 19 points,2.2 steals per game. Meanwhile, Wynter has averaged 18 points,4.8 assists,2.0 steals during that same time frame for the Dragons.

Drexel could have difficulty getting to the charity stripe in this contest. The Dragons rank 213th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.218, while Hofstra ranks 25th in FTA rate allowed (0.164). Ball protection should be an advantage for the Pride. They rank 39th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.8 percent), while the Dragons force the 40th-fewest turnovers in the NCAA (opponents’ turnover percentage of 17.0 percent).

Hofstra Pride at Drexel Dragons ATS Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Hofstra, ATS Winner – Hofstra, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Drexel averages 14.4 assists per game, which ranks 64th in the nation. Hofstra ranks 216th in assists allowed per game (14.1).
  • The Pride rank 26th in blocks allowed per game (2.5) while the Dragons rank 111th (3.3).
  • The Dragons rank 26th in three pointers allowed per game (18.1) while the Pride rank 139th (21.5).
  • Hofstra ranks 89th in steals per game (7.0) while Drexel ranks 201st in steals allowed per game (7.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Dragons have scored an average of 72.2 points per game (2.9 above their season average) and allowed an average of 75.0 points per game (4.7 above their season average).
  • The Pride’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 15.4, up from 7.4 for the season.