Drexel Dragons (1-2) vs LaSalle Explorers (0-3)Date : 11/17/2018
Time : 4:00 pm EST
Location : Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Drexel Dragons vs LaSalle Explorers
The Drexel Dragons will travel to Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to battle the LaSalle Explorers on Saturday afternoon at 4 pm EST. The Dragons halted a two-game skid with a 118-41 blowout victory over the Brooklyn Athyn Lions in their last outing as they held the Lions to 23% shooting from the field while also getting 26 points from Trevor John in addition to having six other players in double figures in the much-needed victory.
The Explorers, on the other hand, lost their third straight game of the season in suffering an 82-69 road loss to the Florida Gators on Wednesday night as Pookie Powell pumped in 21 points on a night where Lasalle shot 47% for the night; however, allowed the Gators to shoot 56% from the field for the game.
Drexel Dragons's Latest Performance :
The Dragons were averaging 64 points per outing in their first two games, however, exploded for 118 points in their last outing versus the Bryn Athyn Lions as Trevor John had 26 points while Zack Walton and Jarvis Doles having 15 points each in the win. As a team, the Dragons shot 68% from the field while hitting 15 of 29 three pointers for the night. In all, Drexel won in every aspect of the game and will look to continue this momentum in facing their opponent for this weekend in the Explorers. Again, Lasalle is allowing opponents to shoot 47% for the year as the Dragons may be able to capitalize and pull out a much-needed win.
LaSalle Explorers's Latest Performance :
Lasalle dropped their first two games of the season by a combined 9 points; However, in their outing versus Florida, they were destroyed in every way in suffering a 13-point road loss on Wednesday night. They shot well from the field along while getting 21 points from Pookie Powel, yet allowed the Gators to shoot 56% for the game. The Explores nailed 8 threes as opposed to allowing just three from long range for the Gators in the loss. In all, LaSalle played well enough to win, but 17 turnovers for the Explorers were also critical in them suffering the loss.
For the year, they are allowing teams to score 78 points per game on 47% shooting. On the other hand, their offense averages 71 points on only 39% shooting from the floor. They could use help on both sides of the court as they will likely get a challenge from a Drexel team that averages 84 points per game while allowing just 64 thus far in the season.
How Drexel Dragons & LaSalle Explorers Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Drexel is 1-1 ATS while the OU is 1-1
Lasalle is 1-1-1 ATS while the OU is 1-1
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
The Dragons will be looking to maintain their momentum gained through a win in their last outing while the Explorers played well versus the Florida Gators in heir last outing and will certainly take the loss as a psychological win. With that being said, look for this to be an interesting game in that you have two teams looking to gain some confidence that comes with winning. It is for this reason that I see this game as being very competitive and low scoring throughout.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: LaSalle Explorers
My reason for the pick :
I will back the home team in this instance as I believe that they will have much more confidence going into the game as the Dragons. With that being the case, look for the Explorers to shore up their offense in this game while also having a solid night on the defensive end as well. The catalyst for the win will be the ability of the Explorers to get their scoring going at critical points in the game as they have just enough experience and talent to come out with a hard-fought win in the end.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
I will certainly back the under in this contest as it has been the play in three of the last four games for the Dragons while also being the result in six of the last ten games for the Explorers. With shaky offenses, expect the game to be low scoring and competitive, as stated, while the total will not surpass its limit for the game.
Betting trends for Drexel Dragons:
- The Dragons are 3-1 ATS in last four games
- The under is 3-1 in Dragons last four games
Betting trends for LaSalle Explorers:
- The Explorers are 1-3-1 ATS in the last four games
- The Explorers are 2-3 ATS in last five games
- The Under is 3-2 in Explorers last five game