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Drake Bulldogs vs Eastern Michigan Eagles in college hoops odds

Eastern Michigan EaglesDrake Bulldogs
Dec 8, 9:05 PM | Knapp Center

Eastern Michigan Eagles vs Drake Bulldogs Odds


Drake will look to improve on its 5-3 record on Thursday when they host Eastern Michigan in NCAAB odds action at Knapp Center.

The Bulldogs are 5-3 so far on the season, and 3-4 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 4-4 and 2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Drake go 1-6 and the Eagles go 2-2 on the totals.

View Eastern Michigan vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Drake opened as 11.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 220 (Bulldogs) and the No. 308 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 65-58 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Drake has the nation's No. 215-rated offensive output, at 66.6 PPG. The visiting Eagles defense ranks No. 118 allowing on average 63.9 PPG. The Bulldogs FG% has averaged 45.5% so far, more than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 38% per game.

Defensively, Eastern Michigan features the nation's No. 198-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Drake, meanwhile, comes in at No. 181 nationally in scoring at home.

Eastern Michigan lost its last outing, a 74-70 result against Colgate on December 1. The Eagles got a huge 37-point effort from Darrell Lampley but still lost 74-70 against Colgate on Thursday at Cotterell Court.

In their last action, Drake was a 62-60 winner at home against Air Force. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as favorites. Drake earned a 62-60 victory over Air Force on Saturday, getting 16 points from Ben Simons at Knapp Center.

Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Purdue are 1-0
After playing Colgate are 1-0
After a loss are 5-5

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Iowa are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

A few Eagles at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Drake is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Drake's last 7 games
Drake is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Eastern Michigan at Purdue, Saturday, December 10
Drake at Iowa, Saturday, December 17