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Indiana State Sycamores

Drake at Indiana State 1/29/20 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game Details

Game Indiana State Sycamores vs Drake Bulldogs
Date & Time Wednesday January 29, 2020, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Hulman Center Terre Haute, IN
Latest odds
INST -3.5 O/U 136
TV Channel
ESPN+

The Drake Bulldogs are set to visit Hulman Center in Terre Haute, Indiana for a Missouri Valley Conference clash against the Indiana State Sycamores. The Drake Bulldogs come into this matchup with a 15-6 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Missouri State Bears, 71-69. Leading the way for the Drake Bulldogs was sophomore guard Roman Penn as he recorded 17 points, 8 rebounds, and 8 assists. Sophomore guard D.J. Wilkins had a productive outing for the Bulldogs as he pitched in 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 assists.

The Drake Bulldogs struggled shooting the ball against the Missouri State Bears as they connected on 25 of their 67 field goal attempts (37.3%), and they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (36%). The Drake Bulldogs won the turnover battle against the Missouri State Bears (12-8), but they were edged out by the Bears in the rebounding department (48-39).

The Indiana State Sycamores come into this matchup with an 11-8 record, and they will be looking to continue their success after winning their recent home game against the Bradley Braves, 61-53. Leading the way for the Indiana State Sycamores was freshman forward Jake Laravia as he recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Christian Williams had a productive outing for the Sycamores as he pitched in 13 points and 4 rebounds.

The Indiana State Sycamores struggled shooting the ball against the Bradley Braves as they connected on 19 of their 52 field goal attempts (36.5%), and they were slightly worse from behind the three-point line (27.3%). The Indiana State Sycamores won the turnover battle against the Bradley Braves (15-9), and they edged out the Braves in the rebounding department (34-30).

Recent Betting Trends

  • Bulldogs are 16-5 ATS in their last 21 games following a ATS loss.
  • Under is 6-2-1 in Bulldogs last 9 road games.
  • Sycamores are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
  • Under is 5-1 in Sycamores last 6 overall.
Free Pick:
Drake Bulldogs +3.5

The Missouri Valley Conference has been stout this season as 8 of the 10 teams are 2 games or less from 1st place, and the Drake Bulldogs are a team who should be a competitor come March. The Bulldogs have been solid on the defensive side of the court this season as they are holding their opponents to an average of 65.8 PPG, and a huge reason for their success has been Liam Robbins who is averaging 2.7 BPG. The Sycamores are coming off a nice home win over the Bradley Braves, but the biggest concern has been for this team to have consistent scoring as they are only averaging 65.9 PPG in conference games. The Bulldogs will also look for Robbins to produce on the other side of the court as the Indiana State Sycamores doesn’t have a forward over 6’8, and they should find success as Robbins is averaging 16.3 PPG and 7.4 RPG over the last 8 games. Final Score Prediction, Drake Bulldogs win and cover ATS 73-68.

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