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Indiana State Sycamores vs Drake Bulldogs Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Drake BulldogsIndiana State Sycamores
12-11February 09, 2014, 03:05 | Hulman Center17-6

The Indiana State Sycamores host Drake on Sunday, looking to build on their 17-6 mark against the 12-11 Bulldogs in college hoops action at Hulman Center.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 10-11 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Sycamores are 10-11 ATS. Drake is 10-9 against the total, while Indiana State is 10-9 versus the number.

View Drake Bulldogs vs Indiana State Sycamores Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 10-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

This game puts the Sycamores, most recently No. 56 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Bulldogs, who rate No. 242 in the latest survey.

Drake lost its last outing, a 74-58 result against Southern Illinois on February 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Chris Caird scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 74-58 to Southern Illinois at Knapp Center on Tuesday).

In their last action, Indiana State was a 65-58 loser at home against Wichita State. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Sycamores got 16 points from Manny Arop, but it was Wichita State that prevailed in a 65-58 final on Wednesday at Hulman Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Indiana State's No. 95-ranked scoring average of 73.83 PPG, against a Bulldogs defense rated No. 105 and allowing 68.61 PPG. The Sycamores FG% has averaged 46.38% to date this season, more than the Bulldogs shooters have managed so far (44.88% per game).

Next up:
Drake at Missouri State, Wednesday, February 12th
Indiana State at Bradley, Wednesday, February 12th