Drake Bulldogs vs Missouri State Bears Odds
The Missouri State Bears will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Drake Bulldogs at JQH Arena on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.
The Bears are 5-15 so far on the season, and 8-7 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 9-10 and 8-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Missouri State go 6-6 and the Bulldogs go 10-4-2 on the totals.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Bears as 1-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bears, most recently No. 244 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 269 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 66-63 victory for the Bulldogs.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Missouri State's No. 322-rated squad against Drake's No. 303-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Missouri State rates No. 234 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 11 nationally with 8.7 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Drake owns the country's No. 317-rated mark, allowing 77.7 points per game on the highway. Missouri State, on the other hand, rates No. 323 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Drake was a 74-69 winner at home against Creighton. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Richard Carter scored 20 points leading the Bulldogs to a 74-69 victory over Creighton at Knapp Center on Wednesday.
Missouri State was a 62-52 loser in its last match at home against Wichita State. They covered the 11-point spread as underdogs. Gavin Thurman scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Bears to a win (they lost 62-52 to Wichita State at JQH Arena on Wednesday).
Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 2-8
Before playing Southern Illinois are 5-5
After playing Creighton are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
Missouri State Bears Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Creighton are 6-4
After playing Wichita State are 5-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Bulldogs at Bears trends to consider:
Drake is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Drake is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Missouri State
Missouri State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Drake
Missouri State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Drake
Missouri State is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Missouri State is 3-13 SU in its last 16 games
Drake at Southern Illinois, Wednesday, January 30
Missouri State at Creighton, Wednesday, January 30