Looking to win big? The Bulldogs and Sycamores face off at 6:00 ET on ESPN2. The Sycamores are hosting the game at Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN. This Missouri Valley conference matchup has an over/under of 156 points, and Indiana State is favored to win by -5.5 at home vs. Drake.
DRAKE BULLDOGS VS INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Indiana State Sycamores -5.5
This game will be played at Hulman Center at 6:00 ET on Saturday, February 3rd.
WHY BET THE INDIANA STATE SYCAMORES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-69 in favor of the Sycamores.
- Not only will Indiana State pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -5.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.
Will Drake Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?
Drake comes into this game with an overall record of 18-4 and a two-game win streak. In Missouri Valley Conference play, they are 9-2 compared to 9-2 in non-conference games. On the road, they are 4-4 this season, and their average scoring margin is +1.9 points per game.
So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog just once, going 16-4 in their 20 games as the favorite. In their last game, they beat Valparaiso by a score of 81-70.
On the season, Drake has an ATS record of 11-10. In their 22 games played, they have been the underdog just once, and they covered the spread in that game. On the road, the Bulldogs have an ATS mark of 3-5 this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Drake has gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
Drake’s over/under record for the season sits at 11-10, and today’s line of 156 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144.9). So far, 15 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 6-4.
The Drake offense is coming off a game in which they scored 81 points vs. Valparaiso. Overall their field goal percentage was 40.3% while connecting on 9 threes. Offensively, the Bulldogs hold a season-long field goal percentage of 48%, placing them 50th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 186th in terms of percentage and 88th in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 76th rank in the nation, allowing 67.5 points per game. The Drake defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 70 points and allowed Valparaiso to connect on 9 threes.
Can Indiana State Deliver Being Favored at Home?
Indiana State has been dominant at home this season, going 8-0 with an average scoring margin of +26.2 points per game. Their overall record is 19-3, and they have won their last five games to bring their win streak up to five. In conference play, the Sycamores are 9-1.
So far, Indiana State has been favored in 16 of their 22 games, and they have gone 16-0 as the favorite. Their average scoring margin on the road is +3.6 points per game, and they have won their last three games away from home.
Indiana State has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 12-8 overall. At home, they have an ATS mark of 6-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Sycamores have gone 6-4.
This season, the over/under record for Indiana State games is 12-8 and today’s line of 156 is very close to the average OU line in their games (156.8). So far, their games have finished with more points than today’s line in 11 of 20 games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 167 points.
In their latest game, Indiana State offense put up 78 points against Belmont. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 48.1% and made 10 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Isaiah Swope with 17 points. Jayson Kent also added 14 points for the Sycamores.
At present, the Sycamores’ defense is nationally ranked 188th, allowing 72.7 points per game. The Indiana State defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 72 points and allowed Belmont to connect on 10 threes.