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Missouri Valley Tournament - Drake Bulldogs vs Missouri State Bears College Basketball Betting Preview

Drake Bulldogs will go to the free throw line vs Missouri State Bears on Thursday, hoping to boost its 7-23 record with a victory while beating the betting lines set by odds makers.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Missouri State Bears to cover the point spread in this one found them as -2-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Drake Bulldogs vs Missouri State Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Drake Bulldogs have watched them go 7-23 and 9-18 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Missouri State Bears are at 12-18 and 12-16-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Missouri State Bears are 19-10, while the Drake Bulldogs have a 14-13 mark.

The Bears - Bulldogs odds would favor the Bears if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Missouri State is rated No. 267 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Drake is at No. 275.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Drake is ranked No. 230 in NCAA basketball at 33.53 per game. Contrast that with Missouri State's No. 165 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Missouri State is the No. 252-ranked team in the country at 5.13 per game, while Drake rates No. 138 at 7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 19 points from Dominik Olejniczak as Drake ran past Loyola of Chicago 69-59 on Saturday at Knapp Center.

The Bears endured a 78-68 loss at the hands of the Salukis on Saturday, despite a 16-point effort from Chris Kendrix at SIU Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Drake is 4-14 ATS in its last 18 games
  • Drake is 2-16 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Drake's last 6 games
  • Drake is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Missouri State
  • Missouri State is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Missouri State is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Missouri State's last 9 games
  • Missouri State is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Drake