Drake vs. Wichita State - 2/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wichita State Shockers (17-6) at Drake Bulldogs (6-18)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Knapp Center)
The Line: Drake Bulldogs +17.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wichita St Shockers and Drake Bulldogs meet Tuesday night at The Knapp Center.
The Wichita St Shockers look to keep rolling after winning 10 of their last 11 games. The Wichita St Shockers are averaging 73.7 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 61.5 points on 39.3 percent shooting. Ron Baker is averaging 14 points and 3.1 assists while Fred VanVleet is averaging 12.9 points and 3.4 rebounds. Markis McDuffie is grabbing 3.4 rebounds and Zach Brown is dishing one assist. The Wichita St Shockers are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.6 percent from the free throw line. The Shockers are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37 rebounds per game. The Wichita St Shockers have won 10 of their last 13 road games.
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The Drake Bulldogs need a big victory here after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The Drake Bulldogs are averaging 67.7 points on 44.6 percent shooting and allowing 73.3 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Reed Timmer is averaging 17.5 points and 2.7 assists while Kale Abrahamson is averaging 12.2 points and 4.2 rebounds. Graham Woodward is the third double-digit scorer and Ore Arogundade is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Drake Bulldogs are shooting 40.3 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The Bulldogs are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Drake Bulldogs have lost six of their last eight home games.
The Shockers are 41-20 ATS in their last 61 road games and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Bulldogs are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 home games and 2-10 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Shockers are 12-3-1 ATS in the last 16 meetings.
Drake isn't winning games or covering games during this season. The Bulldogs have also been outscored 141-87 in the last two meetings against the Shockers. Add the fact Wichita State will be focused after being upset in its last game, look for the road team to blow the Bulldogs out.