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Indiana State SycamoresDrake Bulldogs
11-3January 08, 2014, 08:05 | Knapp Center10-4



The Drake Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Indiana State Sycamores at Knapp Center in NCAA basketball action.

The Bulldogs sit at 10-4 (8-4 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Sycamores are currently 11-3 (6-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Drake is 5-5 OU, and Indiana State is 6-4 OU.

View Indiana State Sycamores vs Drake Bulldogs Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Indiana State before tip-off in this one found them as 0-point over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 56-rated Indiana State taking on the No. 64-rated Bulldogs in this contest.

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Indiana State won its last outing, an 81-62 result against Evansville on January 4. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Purple Aces were burned for 27 points by Khristian Smith on Saturday as the Sycamores put another game in the win column, 81-62, at Ford Center.

Last time out for Drake, they were a 68-57 loser as they battled Bradley on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 3.5-point favorite. Aaron Hawley scored 27 points for Drake on Saturday, but the Braves managed a 68-57 victory over the Bulldogs at Carver Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Drake has the nation's No. 116-rated offensive output, at 74.57 PPG. The visiting Sycamores defense ranks No. 136 allowing on average 69.71 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 46.85% so far, less than the Sycamores marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.74% per game.

A few Sycamores at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Indiana State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Indiana State is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Indiana State is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Drake
Indiana State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Drake
Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Drake is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Drake is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Indiana State
Drake is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Indiana State


Next up:
Indiana State home to Bradley, Saturday, January 11th
Drake at Northern Iowa, Saturday, January 11th

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