The Zips and Bulldogs are set to face off at 5:00 ET on FloH. The Bulldogs will host the game at John Gray Gymnasium in George Town, Cayman Islands. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 145 points, and the Bulldogs are favored to win at home against the Zips.
AKRON ZIPS VS DRAKE BULLDOGS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Drake Bulldogs -3
This game will be played at John Gray Gymnasium at 5:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE DRAKE BULLDOGS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Bulldogs.
- Not only will Drake pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -3.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Are the Zips Ready for a Win at George Town?
The Zips have a 3-1 record heading into today’s game, with their most recent loss being a 65-62 defeat to Utah State. In their last three road games, including those from last season, Akron has a 2-1 record. As of now, Akron has a 2-2 record against the spread heading into today’s matchup. Taking into account the previous season, Akron has gone 4-4-1 vs. the spread in their last ten games.
In four games, Akron comes in with an over/under mark of 2-2-0, with their games averaging 139.2 points per game. When analyzing the Zips’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 81 points per game and an over/under record of 2-2.
In their most recent game, the Akron offense concluded with only 62 points against Utah State. Throughout the game, they made 5/24 three-point attempts and had a field goal percentage of 37.7%. The top scorer for the Zips was Enrique Freeman with 25 points, while Sammy Hunter also added 12 to the scoreboard.
So far, the Zips’ defense is ranked 48th in the country at 64.2 points per contest. Akron will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Utah State to just 37% shooting in their most recent game.
Are Drake Ready for a Home Win?
Drake will be playing their fourth game of the season when they face Akron. So far, they have a 2-1 overall record. Looking at their previous ten home games, including last year, Drake has a 7-3 record. Heading into today’s game, Drake has a 0-3 ATS record. Taking into account the previous three games, which includes last year, Drake has gone 1-1 against the spread with an average scoring margin of +18.
Through three games, Drake has an over/under record of 3-0-0 with their games averaging a combined 159 points per game so far. The Bulldogs have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 78 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.
The Drake offense is coming off a game in which they scored 68 points vs. Stephen F. Austin. Overall their field goal percentage was 38.9% while connecting on 7 threes. Kevin Overton led the scoring for the Bulldogs, contributing 19 points. Additionally, Atin Wright chipped in with 12 points.
At present, the Bulldogs’ defense is nationally ranked 147th, allowing 76.5 points per game. So far, the Drake defense is giving up an average of 6.2 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 8.7 times per game (236th).