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Missouri State BearsDrake Bulldogs
Feb 4, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center

Missouri State Bears vs Drake Bulldogs Odds

13-11TEAM RECORD13-10

Missouri State travels to Drake on Saturday, hoping to boost its 13-11 record with a victory over the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs bring a 13-10 record (9-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-11 Bears, who are 10-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Drake go 9-12 so far and the Bears go 13-7.

View Missouri State vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Missouri State before tip-off in this one will find them as 1-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bulldogs rated this week at No. 234 and the Bears sitting at No. 61. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 72-68 result in favor of the Bears.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 186 in NCAA hoops at 34.4 per game. Contrast that with Drake’s No. 273 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Drake is the No. 188-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Missouri State rates No. 183 at 6.1 per game.

Defensively, Missouri State features the nation's No. 33-rated defense on the road, allowing 63 points per game. Drake, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.

Missouri State was a 74-67 loser in their most recent outing at home against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Missouri State suffered a 74-67 loss against Wichita State on Wednesday, getting 21 points from Kyle Weems in a losing effort at JQH Arena.

Drake was a 61-54 loser in its last match on the road against Indiana State. They failed to cover the 6-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs endured a 61-54 loss at the hands of the Sycamores on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Rayvonte Rice at Hulman Center.

Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After playing Wichita State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Illinois State are 6-4
After playing Indiana State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bears at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Missouri State is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games when playing on the road against Drake
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Missouri State's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Drake
Missouri State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Drake
Drake is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drake's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games when playing at home against Missouri State
Drake is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games when playing at home against Missouri State

Next up:
Missouri State at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, February 8
Drake at Illinois State, Wednesday, February 8

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