Drexel Dragons vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 11/14/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Drexel Dragons vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Sunday, November 14, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
The Syracuse Orange (18-10 last year) will try to beat the Drexel Dragons (12-8 last season) at Carrier Dome on Sunday.
The Drexel Dragons faced Neumann and took home the win by a score of 103-74 in their last game. When talking about personal fouls, the Dragons ended up with 12 while Neumann finished the game with 17 personal fouls. They also converted 8 of their 20 attempts from beyond the arc. Neumann shot 71.4% at the charity stripe by converting 10 of 14 shots. Additionally, Neumann snagged 32 boards (6 offensive, 26 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Neumann totaled 10 assists and had but didn't notch a steal. When discussing the defense, Drexel allowed 43.1% from the field on 28 out of 65 shooting. They also distributed 24 dimes for this contest as well as creating 8 turnovers and getting 3 steals. When discussing pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 36 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Dragons made 12 of their 17 attempts for a percentage of 70.6%. Drexel finished with a 55.6% field goal percentage (40 of 72) and buried 11 out of their 33 shots from downtown.
James Butler is one guy who was a contributor for the matchup. He finished the game at 87.5% from the field and also recorded 4 assists. He was on the hardwood for 22 minutes played and totaled 6 rebounds. He ended up walking away with 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting.
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Drexel will play this game after finishing with a record of 12-8 last year. They turned it over 12.8 times per game and as a unit committed 14.9 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a basketball team, Drexel grabbed 33.9 rebounds per game and had 298 dimes last season, which was 199th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. The Dragons connected on 37.1% on shots from beyond the arc (145 of 391) and 78.0% from the charity stripe. They averaged 70.4 points per contest (200th in D-1) while shooting 46.7% from the floor.
On defense, the Dragons were able to force their opponents into 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.3 personal fouls. They were 28th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 214 relinquished last season. The Dragons allowed a shooting percentage of 44.8% (504 of 1,124) and they surrendered 29.8 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They gave up 32.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they ranked 91st in college basketball in PPG allowed (67.4).
The last time they took the court, the Syracuse Orange went home victorious with a score of 97-63 when they played Lafayette. When talking about cleaning the glass, Syracuse permitted Lafayette to get 27 overall (6 on the offensive glass). They shot 29.3% from beyond the arc by going 12 out of 41 and finished the game at 5 out of 6 from the charity stripe (83.3%). The Orange allowed Lafayette to bury 23 of their 67 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 34.3% in this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Orange went 37 out of 68 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 54.4%. With regard to shots from 3-point land, Syracuse converted 13 out of 26 attempts (50.0%). They were able to make 10 of those for a percentage of 76.9%. Lafayette was called for 14 fouls for the contest which got the Orange to the free throw line for 13 shots. They also coughed up the ball 9 times, while getting 7 steals in the matchup. The Orange were able to pull down 33 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in the game.
Joseph Girard pitched in for the Orange in this contest. He had 20 points in his 25 mins of playing time and earned 7 dimes for this contest. He knocked down 6 out of 9 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and earned 3 rebounds.
Syracuse had a mark of 18-10 last year. The Orange committed 14.6 personal fouls per contest and they went 78.2% from the free throw line. Their rate of assisting teammates was at 15.0 times per game (61st in D-1) and they lost possession by turning the ball over 11.3 times per contest. Syracuse scored 2,095 pts throughout last season (74.8 per contest) and they averaged 35.4 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Orange hit 44.2% from the floor, which had them ranked 178th in college basketball.
The Orange were ranked 177th in the country in points given up per game with 70.1. They were able to force 14.0 TO's per game and let teams shoot 41.0% from the floor (52nd in the nation). The Syracuse defense gave up 31.7% on 3-point shots (242 of 763) and their opposition knocked down 74.2% of their foul shots. They conceded 17.3 assists and 37.9 rebounds every game, which ranked them 340th and 304th in D-1.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Syracuse
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