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NCAA Basketball Odds: Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers

Charles Koch Arena will host Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for those betting on NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Wichita State Shockers were listed as -17-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Drake Bulldogs will look to cover the spread vs the Wichita State Shockers on Thursday, as the Bulldogs are 5-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Shockers are 3-6 ATS. Drake is 4-5 against the total, while Wichita State is 4-5 versus the total betting line.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 60-ranked Wichita State Shockers and the No. 167-rated Drake Bulldogs in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Wichita State's No. 179-ranked scoring average of 71.45 PPG, against a Drake Bulldogs defense rated No. 147 and allowing 70.5 PPG. The Wichita State Shockers FG% has averaged 40.5% to date this season, less than the Drake Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (48.01% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Bulldogs got 30 points from Kale Abrahamson as Drake ran past Abilene Christian 87-70 on Tuesday at Knapp Center.

The battle between the Shockers and Wolf Pack didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Nevada was handed a 98-69 defeat on Tuesday at Lawlor Events Center.

Betting Trends
  • Drake is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • Drake is 5-14-3 ATS in its last 22 games on the road
  • Drake is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Drake's last 8 games on the road
  • Wichita State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Wichita State is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
  • Wichita State is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Drake
  • Wichita State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Drake

Next Betting Matchups

Drake home to Illinois State, Sunday, January 3rd
Wichita State at Bradley, Sunday, January 3rd