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Drake Bulldogs take on Shockers in college basketball test

Drake BulldogsWichita State Shockers
Feb 25, 1:30 PM | Charles Koch Arena

Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers Odds

16-13TEAM RECORD25-4

The visiting Bulldogs hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Charles Koch Arena against the Wichita State Shockers.

The Shockers bring a 25-4 record (14-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 16-13 Bulldogs, who are 12-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Wichita State go 16-10 so far and the Bulldogs go 10-17.

View Drake vs Wichita State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Wichita State sat as 17-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Shockers - Bulldogs odds would favor the Shockers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Wichita State is rated No. 5 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Drake is at No. 193. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-70 win for the Shockers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wichita State has the nation's No. 19-rated offensive output, at 78.2 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 169 allowing on average 66.7 PPG. The Shockers FG% has averaged 49.1% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.7% per game.

Defensively, Drake features the nation's No. 170-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 31 nationally in scoring at home.

Drake won its last outing, a 78-63 result against Southern Illinois on February 22. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. The Bulldogs got 19 points from Rayvonte Rice as Drake ran past Southern Illinois 78-63 on Wednesday at Knapp Center.

In their last action, Wichita State was a 68-55 winner on the road against Illinois State. They covered the 5.5-point spread as favorites. The Shockers grabbed a 68-55 win over the Redbirds on Wednesday, behind a 14-point effort from Joe Ragland at Redbird Arena.

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
After playing Southern Illinois are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Illinois State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Bulldogs at Shockers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Drake's last 9 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Drake is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Drake is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wichita State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Drake
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Wichita State's last 9 games

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