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Drexel Dragons vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03/19/2021 NCAAB Picks, Previews & Game Analysis

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Drexel Dragons vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03-19-2021 NCAAB Picks Previews & Game Analysis

Drexel Dragons vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03/19/2021 – Drexel Dragons will be facing off against a tough Illinois Fighting Illini squad as they enter their first round of the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The Dragons finished sixth at the Colonial Athletic Conference play and they enter this game with a winning streak. The NCAA betting odds & predictions have been in favor of the Fighting Illini in the past as they completed their regular season at the second spot in the Big 10 Conference play. Illinois and Drexel will square off from Indiana Farmers Coliseum in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Drexel Dragons vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03/19/2021

When: Friday, March 19, 1:15 PM ET
Where: Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Indianapolis, Indiana
TV: TBS
Stream: Sofascore

Drexel Dragons vs Illinois Fighting Illini 03/19/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Drexel Dragons +21.5 (-110) 144.5 o (-110) +2300
Illinois Fighting Illini -21.5 (-110) 144.5 u (-110) -3700
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Drexel Dragons

Drexel Dragons were not considered as a strong team in the Colonial Conference play after winning just four of their nine conference games. Overall, the Dragons won 12 of their 19 games on the season. However, the Dragons won both their CAA Tournament games. In their last game, they took out Elon Phoenix with a final score of 63-56. The Dragons are touching an average of close to 72 points per game with their scoring offense. From the defensive end, they are surrendering close to 67 to opponents.

Players to watch: C. Wynter G (GP 19 MIN 36.2 PTS 16.8 REB 3.6 AST 5.3 STL 0.9 BLK 0.1 TO 2.9 FG% 47.3 FT% 82.7), Butler F (GP 19 MIN 28.9 PTS 12.9 REB 9.2 AST 1.7 STL 0.3 BLK 0.8 TO 1.5 FG% 58 FT% 75), T.J. Bickerstaff F (GP 19 MIN 24.5 PTS 10.6 REB 5.4 AST 1.4 STL 0.6 BLK 0.4 TO 1.8 FG% 53.5 FT% 83.9).

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois Fighting Illini has come a long way this season after winning 16 of their 20 conference games. The Fighting Illini won 23 of their 29 overall games and they enter this game riding a hot seven-game winning streak. Illinois won their second Big 10 Tournament game against Ohio State Buckeyes and their first game was successful against Iowa Hawkeyes. The Fighting Illini are touching an average of close to 82 points per game with their scoring offense. From the defensive end, they are giving up just 68.6 to opponents.

Players to watch: A. Dosunmu G (GP 26 MIN 35.1 PTS 20.7 REB 6.3 AST 5.3 STL 1.1 BLK 0.2 TO 3.3 FG% 48.8 FT% 78.2), K. Cockburn C (GP 29 MIN 27.1 PTS 17.6 REB 9.6 AST 0.1 STL 0.3 BLK 1.2 TO 1.8 FG% 65.5 FT% 54.4), T. Frazier G (GP 29 MIN 32.9 PTS 10.4 REB 2.9 AST 2.7 STL 1.3 BLK 0.1 TO 1.5 FG% 40.7 FT% 83.1).

Drexel Dragons vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Predictions

Trends

Drexel Dragons

Drexel are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Drexel’s last 12 games.
Drexel is  5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
Drexel is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games this season.
Dragons are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games against an opponent in the Big Ten conference.

Illinois Fighting Illini

Illinois is 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Illinois’ last 9 games.
Illinois are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games.
Fighting Illini is 5-0 SU in their last 5 games this season.
Illinois are 6-0 SU in their last 6 games played in March.

Drexel Dragons vs Illinois Fighting Illini Betting Picks

Based on the latest March Madness sports betting, the odds are in favor of the Fighting Illini to win this game and cover the spread. Illinois has a betting scoring offense and an equally balanced defense to get past the Dragons.

Moneyline: The ML for the Dragons is +2300 and the ML for the Fighting Illini is -3700.  

Spread: Look for a spread of +21.5 (-110) for the Dragons and look for a spread of -21.5 (-110).

Totals: The total will go over 144.5 (-110) for Drexel and the same will go under for the Fighting Illini.

Score Prediction: 90-62, Fighting Illini wins.