The Loyola Maryland Greyhounds (1-8), who are currently on a five-game skid, look to get back in the win column when they welcome the Drexel Dragons (6-5) to Reitz Arena. Action begins at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Drexel Dragons at Loyola Maryland Greyhounds Odds Preview
The last time the Dragons played, they barely escaped the Quinnipiac Bobcats, 72-71. Tramaine Isabell led Drexel in scoring with 23 points on 7-for-12 shooting. Drexel’s rebounding was their largest strength. The Dragons had more offensive rebounds (17 vs. five), defensive rebounds (29 vs. 23) and total rebounds (46 vs. 28).
The Greyhounds are trying to rebound after their 77-64 loss to the Binghamton Bearcats in their last matchup. Chuck Champion led Loyola Maryland in scoring with 17 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Binghamton’s 0.260 free throw rate was their largest advantage over Loyola Maryland, who had a mark of 0.148. The Bearcats mark was above their season average of 0.207, while the Greyhounds was below their season average of 0.247.
It could be a tough game for Loyola Maryland on the offensive glass. Since last season, the Greyhounds rank 216th in offensive rebounding percentage (32.1 percent), while Drexel ranks 53rd in defensive rebounding percentage (71.3 percent).
Sammy Mojica has been playing at a high level over the last five games for Drexel, averaging 14.6 points and 1.2 steals per game.
Drexel Dragons vs. Loyola Maryland Greyhounds ATS Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Drexel, ATS Winner – Drexel, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- Drexel ranks 33rd in blocks allowed per game (3.3) while Loyola Maryland ranks 164th (4.6).
- The Dragons rank 150th in three pointers attempted per game (22.9) while the Greyhounds rank 250th (16.6).
- Drexel ranks 59th in rebounds per game (37.3) while Loyola Maryland ranks 154th in rebounds allowed per game (32.9).