Drexel Dragons at Connecticut Huskies Betting Prediction


It will be a showdown between two outstanding offenses when the Connecticut Huskies (8-3) take on the Drexel Dragons (6-5) at XL Center. The game will air on ESPN 3 at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Drexel Dragons at Connecticut Huskies ATS Odds

In their last game, the Huskies defeated the Morehead State Eagles, 80-70, while the Dragons fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 66-62.

Connecticut played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 15.4 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 37.8. For those same stats, Morehead State was 19.9 and 32.5, respectively. Drexel, meanwhile, made 13 of their 34 three pointers (38.2 percent). Josh Carlton fueled Connecticut with 17 points and eight rebounds. Meanwhile, Drexel received a boost from Kurk Lee, who finished with 13 points.

The Dragons’ Alihan Demir has been playing at a high level over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Jalen Adams has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Huskies.

The productive offense of Connecticut (84th in the NCAA with an offensive efficiency of 111.2) will square off against the mid-tier defense of Drexel (258th in the nation with a defensive efficiency of 105.6). The Huskies figure to have the advantage on that end of the court.

Drexel Dragons at Connecticut Huskies Betting Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Connecticut, ATS Winner – Drexel, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Connecticut ranks 34th in steals per game (8.1) while Drexel ranks 183rd (4.7).
  • The Dragons rank 25th in assists per game (16.8) while the Huskies rank 78th (14.6).
  • The Huskies rank 22nd in blocks per game (5.1) while the Dragons rank 163rd (2.2).
  • Drexel ranks 31st in rebounds allowed per game (31.5) while Connecticut ranks 106th (34.4).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Dragons have scored an average of 84.2 points per game (2.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 70.6 points per game (5.1 below their season average).
  • The Huskies\u2019 average margin of victory in their last five games has been 8.6, down from 10.9 for the season.