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Indiana State Sycamores take on Bulldogs in college basketball test

Indiana State SycamoresDrake Bulldogs
Dec 28, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center

Indiana State Sycamores vs Drake Bulldogs Odds

9-2TEAM RECORD7-4

Knapp Center will host Bulldogs vs. Sycamores action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Bulldogs are 7-4 so far on the season, and 4-5 ATS vs. the number. The Sycamores, meanwhile, are 9-2 and 5-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Drake go 2-7 and the Sycamores go 4-6 on the totals.

View Indiana State vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 2-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Bulldogs at No. 220 and the Sycamores at No. 185 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-67 result in favor of the Sycamores.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Drake's No. 172 nationally ranked offense (68.5 points per game) against a Sycamores defense that sits as the No. 36 at 59 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 45.9% from the field, more than the Sycamores have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 82-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Drake, meanwhile, comes in at No. 163 nationally in scoring at home.

Indiana State won its last outing, a 50-35 result against Louisiana-Monroe on December 21. They failed to cover in that game as a 17-point favorite. The Sycamores got 12 points from Jordan Printy as Indiana State ran past Louisiana-Monroe 50-35 on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

In their last action, Drake was an 87-64 winner at home against Central Arkansas. The Bulldogs blew out Central Arkansas on Wednesday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-64 win at Knapp Center.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Bradley are 5-5
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 1-0
After a win are 7-3

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri State are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Sycamores at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Indiana State's last 5 games when playing on the road against Drake
Indiana State is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Indiana State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Drake
Drake is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 5 games when playing at home against Indiana State
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Drake's last 8 games when playing Indiana State
Drake is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games when playing at home against Indiana State

Next up:
Indiana State home to Bradley, Saturday, December 31
Drake at Missouri State, Saturday, December 31

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