Coppin State Eagles vs Drexel Dragons Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Coppin State Eagles vs Drexel Dragons
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Coppin State (+14)
Daskalakis Athletic Center is the site where and the Drexel Dragons (2-1) will play the Coppin State Eagles (0-1) on Sunday. The spread on this game has Drexel as 14-point favorites. The over/under opens at 140.
Coppin State will enter this contest with a win-loss record of 0-1 on the season. The Eagles are connecting on 28.6% on shots from beyond the arc (10 of 35) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 71 points per outing (183rd in college basketball) while shooting 32.9% from the field. They are giving up possession 8 times per game and as a unit are committing 12 fouls per game. As a team, Coppin State is collecting 31 boards per contest and is sitting with 7 assists for the season, which ranks 292nd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Eagles are forcing their opponents into 22 turnovers per contest while drawing 19 personal fouls. The Eagles defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 53.1% (34 of 64) and they concede 50 boards per contest as a group. They currently rank 51st in D-1 in giving up assists with 20 relinquished this year. They concede 33.3% on 3-point shots while they are 254th in D-1 in points per game from their opponents (81).
The Coppin State Eagles took the court against the Duke Blue Devils and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 81-71 in their last contest. Coppin State finished having earned a 32.9% field goal percentage (23 of 70) and made 10 of their 35 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Eagles converted 15 of their 21 attempts for a rate of 71.4%. When talking about pulling down boards, they earned 30 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 7 assists for this game in addition to earning 12 steals and 2 rejections. With regard to the defense, Coppin State allowed the other team to go 32.9% from the field on 23 out of 70. Duke dished out 20 assists and 6 steals for this contest. Moreover, the Blue Devils snagged 50 rebounds (14 offensive, 36 defensive) and got 2 rejections. Duke finished the contest at 40.0% from the charity stripe by making 4 of 10 tries. They made 9 of 27 shots from beyond the arc.
Dejuan Clayton is one guy who was a contributor in the game. He walked away with 22 points on 5 of 17 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 38 minutes played and pulled down 4 rebounds. Clayton finished shooting 29.4% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that had an impact in the game for the Eagles was Anthony Tarke. He pulled down 9 boards and also accounted for 3 assists. He shot 45.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 9-of-20 (22 points). When all was said and done, Tarke played 37 min.
Drexel has a win-loss record of 2-1 this year. The Dragons commit 17.0 fouls per game while shooting 76.9% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 15.3 times per game (98th in the country) and they turn it over 11.0 times per contest. Drexel has tallied 210 points this season (70.0 per game) and they average 35.0 rebounds per game. When it comes to offense, the Dragons are hitting on 44.0% from the floor, which ranks 210th in college basketball. The Dragons on the defensive end are ranked 69th in D-1 in points given up per game with 63.0. They relinquish 12.3 dimes and 31.0 total boards per game, which has them ranked 133rd and 46th in college basketball. The Drexel defense gives up 22.9% on 3-pointers (11 of 48) and their opposition makes 72.4% of their free throw shots. They are forcing their opponents into 14.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 45.3% from the floor (217th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Drexel Dragons walked away with a victory by a final of 70-58 when they faced the Quinnipiac Bobcats. The Dragons recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 32 for this game. They also rejected 6 tries while recording 5 steals in the game. The Bobcats had 23 personal fouls for the matchup which got the Dragons to the charity stripe for 24 shots. They were able to knock down 20 of the free throws for a clip of 83.3%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Drexel converted 6 of 17 tries (35.3%). When the game finished, the Dragons walked away from this one shooting 22 out of 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 40.7%. The Dragons allowed the Bobcats to knock down 22 of their 56 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3% for the game. They shot 29.4% from three-point range by going 5 out of 17 and ended up shooting 9 out of 12 from the free throw line (75.0%). In the matter of rebounding, Drexel allowed Quinnipiac to collect 30 in total (6 offensive).
Mate Okros was pivotal for the Dragons in this game. He converted 1 out of 6 in this contest for a rate of 16.7%, which got him 12 points. Okros pulled down 3 boards in his 38 mins and had 2 assists for this contest. Someone else that ended up coming through for Drexel was Camren Wynter. He ended up with 23 points in 36 minutes played by way of 8 of 19 from the floor for the matchup. Wynter finished going 42.1% from the floor while also totaling 7 assists and 3 boards.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Drexel (-14)
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