The Drake Bulldogs and the Murray State Racers meet Tuesday in college basketball action from CFSB Center. Drake is sitting at 19-6 overall this year. The Bulldogs beat Valparaiso in their last matchup. As for Murray State, they’re 13-11 after a loss to Indiana State. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Drake lost to only Indiana State, Richmond, Saint Louis, Missouri State and Southern Illinois in their first 16 games. The Bulldogs have since gone 8-1 with wins over Murray State, UIC, Bradley, Evansville, Indiana State, Belmont, Northern Iowa and Valparaiso.
In the Valparaiso matchup on Saturday, Drake had a 66-66 tie going into overtime. After two extra periods and 19 more points the Bulldogs pulled off the win 85-82. Tucker DeVries (32 points; 11 rebounds) and Roman Penn (16 points; 12 rebounds) each doubled up.
Murray State Racers
Over on the Murray State side, they managed a 9-7 run over their first 16 games. Since then the Racers are 4-4 with wins over UIC, Indiana State, Missouri State and Belmont alongside losses to Northern Iowa, Belmont, Southern Illinois and Indiana State.
In the Indiana State rematch on Saturday, the Racers were down 40-28 going into the second half. Murray State was drilled 59-28 from there and lost in a blowout 99-56. Rob Perry was the high team scorer with 14 points.
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I’m going to stay with Drake. The Bulldogs are currently riding a five-game win streak, hitting 70 or more points in each outings. Drake has been scoring well for most of the season, including an 82-64 result the last time these teams met up back on January 7 at Knapp Center. As for Murray State, they’ve hit 74 or more points in two of the last three and should still post a nice total at home here. That said, I like Drake to power out the cover in the end.