La Salle Explorers vs Drexel Dragons Prediction, 12/12/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: La Salle Explorers vs Drexel Dragons
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Location: Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: La Salle (+4.5)
The Drexel Dragons (3-1) play the La Salle Explorers (1-3) at Daskalakis Athletic Center on Saturday. The odds on this matchup have Drexel as 4.5-point favorites. The O/U opens at 135.
La Salle heads into this one with a mark of 1-3 on the campaign. The Explorers are connecting on 36.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (34 of 94) and 67.2% from the free throw line. They average 63.8 points per game (269th in the nation) while shooting 40.7% from the field. They are turning it over 16.0 times per game and as a unit are committing 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, La Salle is collecting 35.0 boards per contest and has totaled 54 dimes so far this season, which has them ranked 165th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on the defensive end, the Explorers are able to force 14.8 turnovers every game while drawing 15.8 personal fouls. They rank 175th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 54 relinquished for the campaign. The Explorers are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 41.4% (98 of 237) and they relinquish 38.3 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 29.4% from beyond the arc and they rank 125th in the country in PPG from their opponents (67.3).
The La Salle Explorers took the court against the Lincoln Lions and went home with a win by a final score of 80-62 in their last game. La Salle walked away from the game having earned a 45.2% field goal percentage (28 out of 62) and buried 11 of 26 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Explorers knocked down 13 of 14 tries for a percentage of 92.9%. In reference to pulling down rebounds, they earned a total of 35 with 7 of them being offensive. They also distributed 20 dimes for the contest while having 9 steals and 7 blocked shots. Concerning defense, La Salle let their opponent shoot 45.2% from the field on 28 of 62. Lincoln distributed 7 assists and 9 steals for the matchup. In addition, the Lions pulled down 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 7 blocked shots. Lincoln finished the game shooting 69.2% when shooting free throws by burying 9 of 13 tries. They converted 7 of their 23 tries from beyond the arc.
Jack Clark is one guy who saw a lot of action for this contest. He accumulated 15 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 25 mins and also collected 9 boards. Clark finished the game shooting 45.5% from the field and distributed 2 dimes. Another guy that saw the court a lot in the matchup for the Explorers was Clifton Moore. He collected 5 rebounds and collected 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 80.0% from the field for this game by shooting 4-of-5 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, Moore played for 18 min.
Drexel has a mark of 3-1 on the campaign. The Dragons are responsible for committing 16.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 73.5% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 16.0 times per contest (85th in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.0 times per game. Drexel has accumulated 279 points so far this season (69.8 per contest) and they pull down 36.3 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Dragons are hitting on 44.2% from the floor, which ranks them 212th in college basketball. The Dragons on defense are ranked 47th in college basketball in PPG given up with 60.8. The Drexel defense concedes 21.1% on 3-point attempts (15 of 71) and opponents are converting on 69.3% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 11.3 dimes and 31.5 boards per contest, which is 86th and 56th in Division 1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.7% from the field (169th in Division 1).
For their last game, the Drexel Dragons got the victory with a final of 69-54 when they faced the Coppin State Eagles. The Dragons were able to corral 33 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the game. They also rejected 2 shots while getting 5 steals for the matchup. The Eagles committed 16 personal fouls for this contest which got the Dragons to the free throw line for a total of 16 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 62.5%. In the matter of three-point attempts, Drexel buried 9 of 23 attempts (39.1%). Overall, the Dragons walked away from this one shooting 25 out of 56 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 44.6%. The Dragons allowed the Eagles to convert 20 of their 56 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.7% for this game. They went 17.4% from beyond the perimeter by shooting 4 of 23 and finished the game at 10 of 17 from the charity stripe (58.8%). Regarding rebounds, Drexel allowed Coppin State to pull down 32 overall (4 offensive).
Camren Wynter was pivotal for the Dragons for the matchup. He made 6 out of 12 in the game for a rate of 50.0%, which got him 15 points. Wynter totaled 4 rebounds in his 37 minutes and had 6 dimes in the matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Drexel was Zach Walton. He left the arena with 10 points in his 34 minutes on the court by going 3 out of 9 from the floor in the matchup. Walton ended up shooting 33.3% from the floor and also collecting 2 dimes and 7 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Drexel (-4.5) and over 135 points
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