If you want to bet on a Townson vs. Drexel game this season, you should start by looking at the two teams’ recent records. Towson is 5-0 in their last five games, and is a 1.5-point favorite against Drexel. The team has a plus-6.4 rebound margin, and Melik Martin leads the team in steals. Both teams have a combined scoring average of 140.7 points per game, but a lopsided matchup could spell trouble for this matchup.
Towson Tigers are 5-0 in their last 5 games
The Towson Tigers are 5-0 in five games, including wins over Delaware, Stony Brook, and Bucknell. The team is coming off a successful season in which it compiled four shutouts and held off a late comeback by Rhode Island. The defense was led by defensive lineman Mark Angle’s 12 tackles and fumble recovery. QB Joe Anderson threw for over two thousand yards and twenty touchdowns, both school records.
The Towson Tigers are 5-0 in five games after opening their season with a 28-10 win over Shepherd. In this game, Mike Barth scores his first collegiate touchdown on a kickoff return. Kurt Beathard sets an NCAA Division II record for passing yards by completing 40 of 51 passes. After beating the Eagles in the season opener, Towson defeated the Big East champs, which earned it the Lambert-Meadowlands Cup.
After their win against Old Dominion on Family Weekend, the Towson Tigers improved to 3-0 in the CAA. The victory over the Monarchs moved Towson to atop the CAA standings. The 5-0 streak is a good sign, but the Tigers still have plenty of work to do. While Towson is still a work in progress, they have played well enough to reach the playoffs.
Towson is a 1.5-point favorite against Drexel
Towson is a 1.5-point home favorite against Drexel in Sunday’s Colonial Athletic Association opener. Drexel is 9-7 overall and has beaten only one opponent ranked in the Kenpom top 200. Towson is 9-5-0 ATS this season, covering the spread six times, while going over the total three times. The Tigers’ average point total is 136.8 points, just under the over/under total.
Drexel is a work in progress, with coach Zach Spiker trying to integrate transfers from Monmouth. The team is looking for a two-game winning streak, but the non-conference schedule is ranked 155th. The Dragons are led by senior forward Chris Butler, who averages double-doubles and 59.1 percent shooting from 3-point range. His 242 pounds allow him to average 2.9 offensive rebounds per game, and he has been averaging double-doubles all season.
Towson is a team with good offensive numbers. It ranks second in the CAA in rebound margin and field-goal percentage defense. Overall, Towson is 5-2 ATS. It’s 4-4 ATS as an underdog. Towson is a solid favorite to win this game, as it has covered the spread in seven of their last eight games. But don’t get carried away with the 1.5-point favorite label. Towson is a good bet if you can take advantage of the Tigers’ favorable record.
Towson last played 12 days ago and thrashed Navy as a 1.5-point favorite. Junior guard Nicolas Timberlake had 24 points on 9-of-12 shooting, including five of six 3-pointers. He also added three assists, which led to him being named CAA Player of the Week. Meanwhile, Cameron Holden averages 13.8 points and 9.5 rebounds.
The Rams also rank first in rebounding margin (plus-6.4), while Drexel ranks 173rd in adjusted efficiency. Both teams are 5-2 ATS as favorites and 5-7 ATS as underdogs. This game is a must-see for both teams.
The Owls’ success from downtown has continued, as four players are shooting above 37% from beyond the arc. Jason Gibson is third in the CAA in threes per game with a 46.3% clip, while Antonio Rizzuto and Nicolas Timberlake each shoot above 40.9%. Towson has hit 16 three-pointers per game this season, which is third in the CAA.
Melik Martin leads the team in steals
The senior guard for the Townson Dragons is on a tear. Melik Martin has tied his career-high in steals and dished out three assists in a road win over the William & Mary Tribe on February 18. His 12 points and five rebounds were also career highs. Martin also has a solid collegiate resume and is on track to play in the NBA once he graduates.
Meanwhile, Camren Wynter leads the team in scoring and is the third-leading rebounder with 7.3 rebounds per game. Meanwhile, G Melik Martin leads the team with 1.1 steals per game.
Melik Martin leads the team in points scored and rebounds. The senior is one of the most efficient scorers on the team, with 19.6 PPG. He is also the second-leading scorer on the team. The senior guard averages 21.1 points per game. The senior guard has a strong athletic frame and can jump high enough to reach opponents’ rims.
Last year, Townson finished 9-7 in the regular season. Only one of their top 200 opponents was ranked by KenPom. However, this year, they have looked much better, with wins over San Francisco and Ohio State. It should be no surprise that they are the favorite to win the CAA Tournament. You can’t underestimate the talent and depth of this team.
Amari Williams leads the team in blocks
As a sophomore, Amari Williams is a force for the Eagles.
Kevin Anderson reached 1,000 points for his career against La Salle, while James Butler is one rebound shy of tying the all-time CAA record of 518. Meanwhile, Camren Wynter leads the conference with 5.3 assists per game, and Amari Williams leads the team in blocks. In addition, he has 23 made threes in conference games, leading the team in treys.
James Butler, Camren Wynter, and Amari Williams are the top three scorers for the Dragons. James Butler averages 13.8 points and 4.4 rebounds per game. Mate Okros is the top long-range shooter for Drexel, averaging 1.9 threes per game. Amari Williams also leads the team in blocks. The Dragons are 6-3 SU in their last nine games.
Amari Williams leads the team in blocks at Townson Drexel. His defensive effort will help the team to rebound the ball and limit the Eagles’ scoreboard. As a result, the Blue Hens can expect to win this game. The upcoming season will be an exciting one for both teams. With a win in the conference, Amari Williams will have a great resume.
Phoenix will make the last push to get into the NCAA Tournament
The Arizona Cardinals and the Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority have led the bid to bring the 2024 NCAA Tournament to Phoenix. In 2016, ASU hosted the Arizona Final Four. The tournament was the first men’s final four to take place west of Texas since 1995. Last year, the state welcomed thousands of basketball fans to downtown Phoenix. The 2017 championship game featured North Carolina edging out Gonzaga in the finals.
The No. 1 seed in the South Region is the Arizona Wildcats, who have a new coach and a roster that has players from eight countries and 10 different languages. However, the Wildcats are still under a cloud of uncertainty because of an unresolved NCAA infractions case that dated back several seasons and forced the previous coach to resign. A postseason ban could result if the team is found guilty of violating NCAA rules.
The NCAA has chosen Phoenix as its site for the 2024 Final Four. The Final Four will take place at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. The college will host the championship game in 2024. The city was chosen over six other cities to host the event. In May, a delegation from the NCAA visited the Valley to make the final pitch. The university has been hosting basketball games since 1991.