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Drake vs. Missouri State Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/18/23

Missouri State Bears (9-9) vs. Drake Bulldogs (14-5)
January 18, 2023 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: Drake Bulldogs -7.5 / Missouri State Bears +7.5; Over/Under: +128.5
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The Missouri State Bears and the Drake Bulldogs meet in college basketball action from the Knapp Center on Wednesday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


The Drake Bulldogs are listed as 7.5-point home favorites with an attached ML price of -330. The Over/Under for this game is listed at 127.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report, so barring any last minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup history

Missouri State won the last meeting between these two teams back on January 1st by a final score of 52-49.


Missouri State is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win while the under is 7-1 in their last 8 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. Drake is 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS win while the under is 12-4 in their last 16 home games.


I’m leaning towards Drake here. The Bulldogs didn’t look great in the first meeting, and I’m not a huge believer in the revenge factor, but the reality is that Drake looks to be a different team at home, as they’ve dismantled teams like Bradley and Murray State by 25 and 18 points in home games over the last week and a half. Missouri State hasn’t been good on the road and have been picked apart by much less than what they’re up against here. Give me the Bulldogs laying the points.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Drake -7.5

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