Drexel Dragons (7-10) vs College of Charleston Cougars (13-3)Date : 01/10/2019
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : TD Arena-College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Drexel Dragons vs College of Charleston Cougars
The Drexel Dragons will travel to TD Arena – College of Charleston Arena in Charleston, South Carolina, to battle the Charleston Cougars on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Cougars halted a long winning streak in their last outing as they were not able to pull out a victory on the road vs the Dukes of James Madison. In fact, the Dukes jumped out to a 17-point halftime lead and never looked back as they were able to shoot over 50% from both the field as well as from three-point range in which to go over 500 for the year while also increasing their positioning within the conference, in the meantime.
The Drexel Dragons have lost five of their last six games, overall, with their last outing being a defeat at the hands of the William & Mary Tribe as the struggling Dragons were only able to shoot 35% from the floor while its defense allowed the Tribe to shoot 48% from the field on the night en route to the defeat.
Drexel Dragons's Latest Performance :
Drexel has not been able to gain any type of real momentum lately or throughout the season as they are losers of five of their last six games, overall. Unfortunately for the Dragons, they were not able to capitalize off the momentum of a win versus the Elon Phoenix in their prior outing as they were defeated by the William & Mary Tribe in their last outing as they went down by eight points at the half while allowing the visitors to outscore them 47-37 in the second half en route to the defeat.
William & Mary went 9-24 from long range in this contest while shooting 48% from the floor while they relegated the Dragons to only 35% shooting on the night while connecting on 6 of 28 3-point attempts as Roy Harper led the team with 17 points as he went two for four from three point range while the only other double-digit scorers were Alihan Demir along with Trevor John who each chipped in 10 points apiece in the loss.
William & Mary had a big game from James Knight who ended with 24 points along with pulling down 12 rebounds as he went 10 – 16 under floor while Matt Milon ended with 19 points as he would go 5-10 from three point range for the contest. The Tribe also heavily outrebounded their opponents in this contest by a 41-25 margin in coming up with a much-needed victory. Nonetheless, Jackson will look to suit up, once again, in which to put a win underneath their belts with a victory over a Charleston Cougars team that remains very dangerous, yet, is coming off a severely deflating loss in their last outing.
College of Charleston Cougars's Latest Performance :
While the offense for Charleston Southern has struggled throughout the 2018 season, they especially did so in their last outing versus the James Madison Dukes as they were only able to post 58 points on 38% shooting including 4-18 from three-point range. Conversely, the allowed the Dukes to shoot well over 50% from the floor on the night while making good on 10 of 19 3-point attempts on the night as Darius Banks went 4-5 in this area while ending with 21 points along with pulling down seven rebounds.
On the other hand, there were only two double-digit scores for the Cougars in this matchup with Jarrell Brantley who ended with 15 points along with Grant Riller who finished with 13 points while going 3 – 5 from 3-point range for the contest. Also, the Cougars could not benefit on 14 turnovers on the night for James Madison as they also turned the ball over 13 times of their own en route to the deflating loss. They will seek to wipe the slate clean while getting back on the winning track versus a struggling Drexel team that has allowed 80 or more points to their opponents in eight of their last nine games, overall.
How Drexel Dragons & College of Charleston Cougars Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Drexel is 8 – 8 against the spread while the OU is 9 – 7
College of Charleston is 5 – 9 – 1 against the spread while the OU is 7 – 7
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
This will certainly be an interesting matchup amongst these two team as you will have a Drexel Dragons team that is looking to come out of its present funk on both ends of the floor going up against a Charleston team that will certainly be looking to atone for their last loss versus James Madison. With that being the case, look for both teams to come out with focus and intensity on Friday night as they which be looking to push the pace early and often in which to gain some type of advantage throughout the contest.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: College of Charleston Cougars
My reason for the pick :
Drexel simply does not have it at this point in the season and this will be illustrated versus the Charleston Cougars on Friday night as they will certainly push the pace in which consistently keep the Dragons defense on its heels. Of course, with this type of philosophy, the Cougars will be afforded the opportunity in which to put points on the board within transition as well as from the free-throw line en route to a all-important victory, which will certainly put them back on the winning track.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the over in this contest as I happen to believe that the Cougars will certainly come out of their funk in this matchup due to the inept defense for the Drexel Dragons in this matchup on Friday night. Furthermore, the over has been the play in two of the last three road games for the Dragons and I expect these trends to continue as the Cougars will push the pace constantly, as stated, in which to put points on the board to kick-start their offense throughout the contest, thus leading to the over being the play in this instance.
Betting trends for Drexel Dragons:
- The Dragons are 2-4 against the spread in last 6 games
- The under is 4-2 in Dragons last six games
Betting trends for College of Charleston Cougars:
- The Cougars are 3-5 against the spread in last 8 games
- The over is 6 – 3 in cougars last 8 games