Drake vs. Missouri State - 2/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Missouri State Bears (10-17) at Drake Bulldogs (8-19)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 2:05 pm (Knapp Center)
The Line: Drake Bulldogs -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Missouri State Bears and Drake Bulldogs meet Sunday at the The Knapp Center.
The Missouri State Bears could use a win after losing four of their last six games. On the season, Missouri State is averaging 59.4 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Camyn Boone is averaging 8.5 points and 5.1 rebounds while Austin Ruder is averaging 7.6 points and 1.3 assists. Dorrian Williams is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Chris Kendrix is shooting 45.5 percent from the field. The Missouri State Bears have three players averaging at least 7.6 points, and they’re shooting 73.7 percent from the line and 31.9 percent from deep. Defensively, Missouri State is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in six of its last eight games.
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The Drake Bulldogs look to get back on track after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Drake is averaging 57.7 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 68.1 points on 48.7 percent shooting. Reed Timmer is averaging 10.8 points and 2.4 assists while Gary Ricks Jr. is averaging 10.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. Jacob Enevold Jensen is grabbing 5.4 rebounds and Jordan Daniels is shooting 45.5 percent from the field. The Drake Bulldogs have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 76 percent from the line and 39.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Drake is allowing 39.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Bears are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Bulldogs are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 Sunday games. The Bears are 2-5 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Drake and 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings overall.
Drake has covered its last five home games and has been playing better basketball as of late. Look for the Bulldogs to get revenge on their earlier meeting this season by picking up the W and the cover.