Against The Spread Pick
Both teams are in the mix for the regular-season conference title. The Drexel Dragons enter this game in 3rd place in the conference with a record of 12-8, which includes a 5-2 conference record. They have won three games in a row and five of their last six, including an impressive 84-57 win over William & Mary on Saturday. They will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they travel to take on the Northeastern Huskies. Meanwhile, Northeastern sits in 5th place in the conference with a record of 10-9 and a conference record of 4-3. They have struggled over their previous four games going 1-3, which includes a 74-76 road loss against UNC-Wilmington on Saturday. I look for Drexel +8 points to be one of the best plays in college basketball on Thursday and would not be surprised to see them win this game outright.
Over Under Pick
Neither team has been explosive offensively this season. Drexel enters this game averaging 70 points per game, while Northeastern is averaging 72.58, which ranks 217th and 143rd in the nation. Defensively, both teams have been above average. The Dragons are limiting opponents to 68.30 points per game. Meanwhile, the Huskies are limiting opponents to a meager 67.32 points per game. With defense being a strength for both teams this season, I look for the under 139.5 points to be the profitable side in this spot.