Drake Bulldogs vs Indiana State Sycamores Preview
Indiana State Sycamores vs Drake Bulldogs Odds
Drake will look to improve on its 10-11 record on Saturday when they host Indiana State in NCAA basketball odds action at Knapp Center.
The Bulldogs sport records of 10-11 and 9-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Sycamores have 14-7 and 12-5-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-5-2 for the Bulldogs and 9-8 for the Sycamores.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 271-rated Bulldogs and the No. 89-ranked Sycamores, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 72-68 result in favor of the Sycamores.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Drake's No. 80 nationally ranked offense (72 points per game) against a Sycamores defense that sits as the No. 135 at 64.7 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 44.6% from the field, more than the Sycamores have managed so far this season (44.1% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Indiana State owns the country's No. 74-rated mark, allowing 64.9 points per game on the highway. Drake, on the other hand, rates No. 101 in scoring at home.
Indiana State was a 68-55 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Wichita State. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. The Sycamores got 17 points from Manny Arop as Indiana State ran past Wichita State 68-55 on Tuesday at Charles Koch Arena.
Drake won its last outing, a 61-56 result against Southern Illinois on January 30. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. Chris Hines scored 12 points leading the Bulldogs to a 61-56 victory over Southern Illinois at SIU Arena on Wednesday.
Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Creighton are 4-6
After playing Wichita State are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Illinois State are 4-6
After playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
Indiana State home to Creighton, Wednesday, February 6
Drake home to Illinois State, Wednesday, February 6