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NCAA hoops odds preview - Creighton vs. Drake

Creighton BluejaysDrake Bulldogs
Jan 25, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center

Creighton Bluejays vs Drake Bulldogs Odds

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The Drake Bulldogs will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Bluejays at Knapp Center in NCAAB action.

The Bluejays will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 11-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 8-10 ATS. Creighton is 8-7-1 on the totals; Drake is 8-10.

View Creighton vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Bluejays listed as 6-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bulldogs, most recently No. 225 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bluejays, who rate No. 54 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-73 victory for the Bluejays.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Drake's No. 166-ranked offense, averaging 68.8 PPG, against a Bluejays defense that ranks No. 209 at 68.2 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 46.2% so far, less than the Bluejays marksmen have achieved on the year, 51.4% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Creighton owns the country's No. 163-rated mark, allowing 70.3 points per game on the highway. Drake, on the other hand, rates No. 124 in scoring at home.

Creighton was a 75-49 winner in its last match at home against Indiana State. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. The Bluejays blew out Indiana State on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 75-49 win at Qwest Center.

Last time out for Drake, they were a 66-52 loser as they battled Northern Iowa on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 9.5-point underdog. Drake got 21 points from Kurt Alexander but lost anyway, 66-52, to Northern Iowa on Sunday at McLeod Center.

Creighton Bluejays Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Bradley are 7-3
After playing Indiana State are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 2-8
Before playing Wichita State are 3-7
After playing Northern Iowa are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bluejays at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Creighton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Creighton's last 5 games when playing on the road against Drake
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Creighton's last 7 games on the road
Creighton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Drake
Drake is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games at home
Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Creighton
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games when playing at home against Creighton

Next up:
Creighton home to Bradley, Saturday, January 28
Drake home to Wichita State, Saturday, January 28

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