Drake vs. Evansville - 1/13/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Evansville Purple Aces (12-6) at Drake Bulldogs (10-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 3:00 pm (Knapp Center)
The Line: Drake Bulldogs -2 -- Over/Under: 130 See the Latest Odds
MVC college basketball pits the Drake Bulldogs against the Evansville Purple Aces.
The Drake Bulldogs look to get back in the win column after a 77-60 defeat at the Valparaiso Crusaders on Wednesday that dropped the team to 4-1. Drake fell behind by eleven points at the halfway point and couldn’t stay in contention with the Crusaders holding a 55.8%-45.1% advantage in shooting.
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The Bulldogs needed a few more options at the offensive end with only two double digit scorers to lean on. Drake received 15 points and three yanks from Graham Woodward on 5-10 from the floor with Nick McGlynn tossing in eleven points and posting three assists on 4-9 shooting. De’Antae McMurray gave the Bulldogs eight points on 3-10 while Reed Timmer chipped in with seven points.
The Evansville Purple Aces have been riding their top 25 defense and ‘just’ enough scoring to a 12-6 record. Evansville will be gunning for their third straight Missouri Valley win after upending the Missouri State Bears as a three point home underdog. Evansville limited Missouri State to 36.2% shooting which made their own 45.8% accuracy a winner.
The balanced Purple Aces offense received 15 points, five pulls and four helpers from Dru Smith on 3-7 from the floor and 8-8 at the stripe followed by Ryan Taylor with 13 points and five pulls. KJ Riley gave Evansville eleven points with Dainius Chatkevius adding ten points and eleven rebounds on 5-9 from the floor.
Evansville are 16-7 ATS in their last 23 Saturday games. Over is 46-21 in Drake last 67 home games. Evansville are 1-7 ATS in the last 8 meetings in Drake and Evansville are 4-10 ATS in the last 14 meetings.
I think it’s splitting hairs saying one team is better then the other in what should be a close one…