Drexel at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Harry A. Gampel Pavilion
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The Drexel Dragons travel to Harry A. Gampel Pavilion to play the Connecticut Huskies on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Connecticut as 16 point favorites.
Drexel comes into this game with an overall record of 6-5. They currently have a point differential of 6.5 as they are averaging 82.2 points per game while giving up 75.7 per contest. Connecticut has an overall mark of 8-3. They are averaging 82.0 points per contest and giving up 71.1, which is a point differential of 10.9.
Valuable Drexel Dragons Betting Trends
The Drexel Dragons are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Drexel Dragons are 7-3-0 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 6-5-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 7-3-1 against the over/under
Key Drexel Dragons Injuries
12/04/18 G Zach Walton Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Alihan Demir comes into this contest averaging 15.4 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Troy Harper averages 13.5 points per game in 25.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
Jalen Adams averages 17.4 points per game while playing 29.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Alterique Gilbert averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 4.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Drexel averages 82.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 39th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.5 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 35th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 15th in the nation. They average 36.9 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game, which ranks them 153rd and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 185th with 13.3 per game. The Dragons allow 75.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 263rd in the country. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 315th and 275th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.5 rebounds a game which ranks 41st and they give up 13.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 194th place in Division 1. They force 11.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 44th in the country with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 91st in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 10.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 193rd in the nation. They are 76th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.0 boards per game, and 129th in assists per contest with 14.5. The Huskies are 106th in turnovers per game with 14.5. The Huskies surrender 71.1 points per contest, which ranks them 175th in D-1. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 152nd and 65th in those defensive statistics. They rank 47th with 10.7 assists allowed per contest and 64th with 32.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 323rd in country in forcing turnovers with 17.1 per game.
The Dragons have an offensive rating of 113.3, which is ranked 43rd. They are 117th in college basketball in pace with 72.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 35th. As a unit they are 19th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in D-1. Drexel is 189th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 180th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 110, which is ranked 92nd. They are 55th in D-1 in pace with 74.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 132nd. As a unit they are 149th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 263rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Drexel/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut -16
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