Wichita State Shockers vs Drake Bulldogs Preview
Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers Odds
The Wichita State Shockers will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Drake Bulldogs at Charles Koch Arena in NCAA basketball action.
The Shockers sport records of 20-5 and 12-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bulldogs have 11-13 and 11-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-11 for the Shockers and 14-5-2 for the Bulldogs.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Wichita State Shockers as 15-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Shockers, most recently No. 24 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 243 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 79-67 victory for the Shockers.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bulldogs is ranked No. 301 in NCAA hoops at 31.7 per game. Contrast that with Wichita State’s No. 35 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Wichita State is the No. 126-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Drake rates No. 10 at 9 per game.
Defensively, Drake features the nation's No. 308-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. Wichita State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.
Drake was an 84-78 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Evansville. They covered the 8-point spread as underdogs. Drake got 27 points from Ben Simons on the way to an 84-78 loss against Evansville on Sunday at Ford Center.
Wichita State was a 79-50 winner in its last match at home against Missouri State. They covered the 15-point spread as favorites. Wichita State cruised to victory on Saturday, running Missouri State out of the gym and running up a 79-50 score at Charles Koch Arena.
Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Northern Iowa are 6-4
After playing Evansville are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4
Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Illinois State are 8-2
After playing Missouri State are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Bulldogs at Shockers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Drake's last 6 games on the road
Drake is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games on the road
Drake is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Drake is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Wichita State
Wichita State is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games at home
Wichita State is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Drake
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Wichita State's last 6 games when playing Drake
Wichita State is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
Drake home to Northern Iowa, Saturday, February 16
Wichita State at Illinois State, Sunday, February 17