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Drake Bulldogs vs. Indiana State Sycamores - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana State Sycamores (9-8) at Drake Bulldogs (3-14)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 3:05 pm (Knapp Center)

The Line: Drake Bulldogs +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Drake Bulldogs welcome the Indiana State Sycamores to the Knapp Center in MVC action on Saturday.


The Indiana State Sycamores don't have numbers that stand out and I was almost ready to write them off before before they suddenly got hot with five consecutive victories. The streak began with a win at Illinois State and continued with a 71-70, overtime victory at home on Wednesday over the very same Redbirds. The Redbird connected at 36.5% with 16 extra looks while the Sycamores hit at 38% with a critical 27-18 advantage at the foul line. Jake Kitchell paced a balanced attack with 15 points and eight rebounds with Brenton Smith tossing in 13 points followed by a 12 point effort from Tre Bennett. Justin Gant and Alex Etherington combined for 17 points with the entire nine man rotation scoring.

Drake Bulldogs vs. Indiana State Sycamores - 1/17/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Drake Bulldogs have struggled at both ends of the floor in 2014-15 which is obvious from their 3-14 redord. The Bulldogs missed a golden opportunity to pick up a win at Loyola (Chicago) Wednesday with the Ramblers escaping with a 50-47 victory as a 12 point favorite. The Ramblers were clearly the better shooting team at 51% but Drake managed to stay competitive on 38% with a few more threes on six more looks at the basket. Gary Ricks Jr. carried the Bulldogs offense with a contest high 24 points on 8-16 from the floor which included seven makes from long range. Jacob Enevold Jensen added six points and hauled in a game high eight rebounds but scoring outside of Ricks Jr. wasn't happening.


The Sycamores are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS win. Indiana State are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 vs. Missouri Valley. The Bulldogs are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. loss and 14-38 ATS in their last 52 Saturday games. Drake are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 8-24-1 ATS in their last 33 games overall. Drake has played the Sycamores tough but Indiana State is hot right now and get my vote...

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Indiana State -3

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