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Falcons face Drake Bulldogs: NCAAB odds preview and stats

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Dec 3, 8:05 PM | Knapp Center

Air Force Falcons vs Drake Bulldogs Odds


The Air Force Falcons will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Bulldogs in Drake at Knapp Center on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Falcons will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 3-3 ATS. Air Force is 2-1 on the totals; Drake is 1-5.

View Air Force vs Drake Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Bulldogs are listed as 3.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 64-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 156-rated Falcons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-69 win for the Falcons on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Falcons is ranked No. 171 in NCAA hoops at 35.8 per game. Contrast that with Drake’s No. 293 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Drake is the No. 215-ranked team in the country at 5.7 per game, while Air Force rates No. 188 at 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Air Force owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Drake, on the other hand, rates No. 158 in scoring at home.

Air Force lost its last outing, a 76-73 result against Colorado on November 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. The Falcons got a huge 31-point effort from Michael Lyons but still lost 76-73 against Colorado on Wednesday at Clune Arena.

Drake was a 108-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Boise State. They failed to cover the 6–point spread as underdogs. Drake was run off the court by the Broncos on Wednesday as Boise State routed them 108-64 at Taco Bell Arena.

Air Force Falcons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wright State are 1-0
After playing Colorado are 0-2
After a loss are 5-5

Drake Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 0-2
After playing Boise State are 0-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Falcons at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Air Force's last 6 games on the road
Air Force is 7-2-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
Air Force is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Drake is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Drake's last 6 games

Next up:
Air Force home to Wright State, Wednesday, December 7
Drake home to Eastern Michigan, Thursday, December 8