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Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers Preview

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Jan 28, 9:00 PM | Knapp Center

Wichita State Shockers vs Drake Bulldogs Odds


The Drake Bulldogs host Wichita State on Saturday, looking to build on their 12-9 mark against the 18-3 Shockers in college hoops action at Knapp Center.

Drake will face the 18-3 Shockers, who own a 8-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Bulldogs are 8-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Shockers are 10-8 favoring the OVER.

View Wichita State vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Bulldogs installed as 9.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs sit at No. 225 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Shockers sit at No. 3 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Shockers will win this game 85-70.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Drake's No. 289-rated squad against Wichita State's No. 42-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Drake rates No. 193 in the country with 6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 111 nationally with 6.8 per match.

Defensively, Wichita State features the nation's No. 89-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.2 points per game. Drake, meanwhile, comes in at No. 131 nationally in scoring at home.

Wichita State was an 86-74 winner in its last match at home against Evansville. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. The Shockers got 23 points from Garrett Stutz as Wichita State ran past Evansville 86-74 on Wednesday at Charles Koch Arena.

In their last action, Drake was a 77-69 loser at home against Creighton. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got a 23-point effort from Rayvonte Rice, who added 11 rebounds, but Creighton still managed to defeat Drake 77-69 Wednesday at Knapp Center.

Wichita State Shockers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Missouri State are 5-5
After playing Evansville are 6-4
After a win are 9-1

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Indiana State are 7-3
After playing Creighton are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Shockers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Wichita State's last 8 games on the road
Wichita State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Drake
Drake is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Drake's last 5 games at home
Drake is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Wichita State
Drake is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Wichita State at Missouri State, Wednesday, February 1
Drake at Indiana State, Wednesday, February 1