The Drake Bulldogs (7-2) will try to prolong a six-game home winning streak when they square off with the Southeast Missouri State Redhawks (3-5) at Knapp Center. Action starts at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 7, 2019.
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks at Drake Bulldogs ATS Preview
The last time the Redhawks played, they fell to the Abilene Christian Wildcats, 73-64. Southeast Missouri State’s DQ Nicholas put together a good game, leading both teams in scoring with 21 points on 3-for-5 shooting. Abilene Christian held the Redhawks to an effective field goal percentage of 0.370 (below their season average of 0.486). Southeast Missouri State, on the other hand, did a fantastic job of getting to and converting from the free throw line (24-28; 85.7 percent).
The Bulldogs will look to maintain momentum after barely hanging on to beat the Milwaukee Panthers in their last contest, 56-53. With 11 points on 5-for-11 shooting, Liam Robbins led Drake in scoring. The Bulldogs had a better free throw rate (0.121 vs. 0.069), while the Panthers had a turnover percentage of 22.9 (above their season average of 15.3).
From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Drake should have a considerable edge. Since last season, the Bulldogs offense ranks 81st in that metric at 0.537, while the Southeast Missouri State defense ranks 291st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.519). Ball security could be troublesome for the Redhawks. They rank 280th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 20.4 percent), while the Bulldogs have forced the 30th-most turnovers in the NCAA (opponents’ turnover percentage of 18.2 percent).
Southeast Missouri State Redhawks vs. Drake Bulldogs Free Prediction
Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Drake, ATS Winner – Southeast Missouri State, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Drake ranks 68th in three pointers allowed per game (21.5) while Southeast Missouri State ranks 267th (24.6).