Drake Bulldogs (6-0) vs. Indiana State Sycamores (6-1)
November 30, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Indiana State Sycamores +2.5 / Drake Bulldogs -2.5; Over/Under: +145
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The Drake Bulldogs and Indiana State Sycamores meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Hulman Center. The Drake Bulldogs look to stay undefeated. The Indiana State Sycamores look for their seventh victory.
The Drake Bulldogs are averaging 74.7 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 62.7 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Tucker Devries is averaging 21.7 points and 6 rebounds, while Sardaar Calhoun is averaging 9.5 points and 0.5 assists. Garrett Sturtz is grabbing 6 rebounds and Roman Penn is grabbing 3.4 rebounds. The Drake Bulldogs are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 80.3 percent from the free throw line. The Drake Bulldogs are allowing 27.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.8 rebounds per game.
The Indiana State Sycamores are averaging 84.9 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 69.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Courvoisier McCauley is averaging 16.4 points and 5.3 rebounds, while Xavier Bledson is averaging 10.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. Cameron Henry is the third double-digit scorer and Cooper Neese is grabbing 3.3 rebounds. The Indiana State Sycamores are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana State Sycamores are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game.
The Bulldogs are 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Sycamores are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The under is 13-6 in Bulldogs last 19 overall. The over is 4-1 in Sycamores last 5 overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Drake Bulldogs are the better team on paper, and their defensive effort is probably the difference here. However, the Indiana State Sycamores are far from a pushover and their offense gives them a fighting chance, especially at home. There’s value with the home dog here. Give me the free bucket.