Wichita State vs. Drake - 1/25/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drake Bulldogs (4-15) at Wichita State Shockers (17-2)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Charles Koch Arena)
The Line: Wichita State Shockers -25.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wichita State Shockers and the Drake Bulldogs face off on Sunday at Charles Koch Arena in MVC college basketball action.
The Wichita State Shockers are 17-2 this season and ranked 13th in the nation. Wichita State is averaging 71.7 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 57.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Ron Baker leads the Shockers averaging 16.2 points per game. Darius Carter is averaging 12.9 points and 6.2 rebounds, Fred Van Vleet is averaging 10.7 points, and Tekele Cotton is averaging 10.1 points. Wichita State is 9-0 at home this season.
USA TODAY Sports
The Drake Bulldogs are 4-15 this season and they have lost six of their last seven games. Drake is averaging 59.1 points and they are shooting 44.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.3 points and their opponents are shooting 48.8 percent. Gary Ricks Jr. is averaging 11.1 points per game to lead the Bulldogs. Reed Timmer is averaging 9.7 points, Jordan Daniels is averaging 8.6 points, and Jacob Enevold Jensen is averaging 7.8 points and 5.8 rebounds. Drake is 0-6 on the road and 1-6 in Missouri Valley Conference play.
Wichita State is 21-7 against the spread against the MVC, 2-5 against the spread in their last seven home games, and 8-2 against the spread against a team with a losing record. Drake is 3-7 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, 5-15-1 against the spread in their last 21 games, and 3-13 against the spread in their last 16 road games. The home tam is 8-3-1 against the spread in the last 12 meetings of these two.
This is a big number but this is going to be a blowout so laying the points is the only option here.