Indiana State vs. Drake - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drake Bulldogs (8-17) at Indiana State Sycamores (12-13)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Hulman Center)
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Drake Bulldogs and Indiana State Sycamores meet Saturday at the Hulman Center.
The Drake Bulldogs are playing their best ball of the season with wins in four of their last five games. On the season, Drake is averaging 58.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 68.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting. Gary Ricks Jr. is averaging 11.1 points and 2.3 assists while Reed Timmer is averaging 11 points and 2.2 rebounds. Jacob Enevold Jensen is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Chris Caird is shooting 46.3 percent from the field. The Drake Bulldogs have five players averaging at least 7.5 points, and they’re shooting 75.2 percent from the line and 39.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Drake is allowing 38.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The Indiana State Sycamores are trying to stay afloat after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Indiana State is averaging 67 points on 42.5 percent shooting and is allowing 69.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Devonte Brown is averaging 13.1 points and 2.9 assists while Brenton Scott is averaging 11.7 points and 3.7 rebounds. Khristian Smith is grabbing 4.4 rebounds and Tre' Bennett is dishing three assists. The Indiana State Sycamores have six players averaging at least 6.8 points, and they’re shooting 69.8 percent from the line and 35.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Indiana State is allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Bulldogs are 5-15-1 ATS in their last 21 road games and 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Sycamores are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Bulldogs are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Drake is not only winning games lately but doing a fine job of covering games in this outright victories. Meanwhile, Indiana State continues to be a letdown and hasn't been covering games. I'll be glad to take the free points with the hotter team in the Bulldogs.