UMBC Retrievers at Drexel Dragons ATS Prediction


The Drexel Dragons (5-4) and their sensational offense welcome the UMBC Retrievers (5-4) and their stifling defense. Action begins at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

UMBC Retrievers vs. Drexel Dragons Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Dragons lost to the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 66-62, while the Retrievers were blown out by the Marquette Golden Eagles, 67-42.

UMBC had a better turnover percentage (16.2 vs. 14.1) while Drexel had a better effective field goal percentage (0.482 vs. 0.500). Kurk Lee put together a solid game for Drexel with 13 points. Arkel Lamar played well for UMBC, contributing 11 points and six rebounds.

The game should be a matchup of strength against strength as the high-powered offense of Drexel takes on the stingy defense of UMBC. Since last season, the Dragons rank 31st in offensive efficiency, while the Retrievers are 10th in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Retrievers, who rank 310th in offensive rebounding percentage (26.4 percent), could have a tough time getting put-back points against the Dragons, who rank 40th in defensive rebounding percentage (70.4 percent).

UMBC Retrievers vs. Drexel Dragons Betting Pick

Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Drexel, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Drexel ranks 39th in three pointers allowed per game (20.1) while UMBC ranks 292nd (23.5).
  • The Dragons rank 29th in rebounds per game (36.9) while the Retrievers rank 151st (34.9).
  • Drexel ranks 221st in blocks per game (3.8) while UMBC ranks 255th (2.3).
  • The Retrievers rank 19th in steals per game (7.6) while the Dragons rank 269th (5.1).
  • Drexel ranks 13th in assists per game (12.8) while UMBC ranks 139th (14.9).