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Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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La Salle Explorers vs. Drexel Dragons

Where: Daskalakis Athletic Center, Philadelphia, PA

When: Saturday, December 7, 2:00 PM. ET.

The Drexel Dragons will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the La Salle Explorers on Saturday afternoon.

Explorers Tring To Bounce Back From Loss To Villanova

The Explorers came close to pulling off an upset in their last game but ultimately fell to the Villanova Wildcats, who snapped their three-game winning streak. They will be trying to bounce back from the loss and pick up their fourth win in their last five games as well as their first road win of the year when they face the Dragons on Saturday.

La Salle is averaging 70.6 points per game, shooting 42 percent from the field and 39 percent from three-point range. The team finished with 72 points against the Wildcats and will need to play better if they want to avoid dropping two games in a row.

Ed Croswell led the way for the Explorers with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while David Beatty added 12 points and two rebounds for the Explorers, who finished the game with only two players scoring in double figures.

La Salle has struggled defensively, giving up 71.7 points per game. They gave up 83 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to beat the Dragons on Saturday.

Dragons Going For Fourth Win In Five Games

The Dragons bounced back from their loss to UMBC with a win over Princeton in their last game and will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Explorers, which will give them their fourth win in their last five games.

Drexel is averaging 72.9 points per game, shooting 46 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. The team scored 82 points in their win over the Tigers and will need to continue playing well if they want to start another streak.

Camren Wynter led the way for the Dragons with 31 points, three rebounds, five assists, and three steals, while James Butler added 18 points, 12 rebounds, and four blocks for the Dragons, who finished the game with two players scoring in double figures.

Drexel hasn’t played well defensively, giving up 71.9 points per game. The team gave up 76 points to the Tigers in their last game and need to do a better job to get past the Explorers on Saturday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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This will be a close game between to evenly matched teams, but the Dragons are the pick. La Salle has played a little better than Drexel on the defensive end, holding opponents to 71.7 points per game, while the Dragons are giving up 71.9 points per game. However, the Dragons have played better in other significant categories. They score more than the Explorers, averaging 72.9 points per game to La Salle’s 70.6 points per game. They grab more rebounds, averaging 37.1 rebounds per game to La Salle’s 35.6 rebounds per game, and also average more assists. The fact that the Explorers have lost both of the road games they have played this season by at least 10 points, makes the Dragons the best bet here.

Prediction: Drexel Dragons

Full-Game Total Pick

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This is a game between two teams that haven’t played very well on the defensive end, which means there is a potential for a lot of points to be scored in this game. The Explorers are giving up 71.7 points per game, but have given up 76.3 points per game in their last three games. The Dragons are averaging 72.9 points per game and have scored over 80 points in three of their last four games. If they continue playing as they have in their last four games, they should be able to score at least 80 points on the Explorers. La Salle is averaging 70.6 points per game, but the team is averaging 76 points per game in its last four games and should also be able to score 80 points against the Dragons, who are giving up 71.9 points per game, making the over the best bet.

Prediction: Over

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Dragons will cover the first-half spread in this game because they have outplayed the Explorers in the first half of their last three games, averaging 36.3 points per game while the Explorers average 33 points per game.

Prediction: Drexel Dragons

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The Dragons and Explorers are averaging 69.3 combined points in the first half of their last three games and will stay under the first-half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Under
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.