In the game between the Drake Bulldogs and Wichita State Shockers we have a close matchup with the spread being very close with the Drake Bulldogs being the slight underdog. I think we have a solid bet on the underdog and here is why.
The Drake team have been good against the spread all season at 21-6 as they enter their 27th game of the season. The same can´t be said for the Wichita State Shockers that currently stand at 9-9-1 against the spread. The harder conference that Wichita State plays in have had the biggest effect on the spread that at the time of writing is -2 against Drake despite having a total of nine fewer wins.
Drake have had a season for the history books, not since 2007 have they secured 25 or more wins and their win percentage the best in the team’s long history. Drake Bulldogs offence have been their strong suit with an average total score of 77.41 with a very good field goal % at 49,40. This being a top 15 statistic in the country.
The defense is ranked in the top 50 in points allowed and rebounding an important that when the spread is this tight. The five-starters being the solid anchormen that have secured the Drake good season should continue their streak against the Wichita Defense.
Wichita States offense average 72,38 and with a lower field goal % at 40,76. This could have a huge effect. The strongest part would still be the defense that currently ranks 26th in the field goal % but against a top 15 offence it should be the statistic that will determine the game.
The AGS statistic alongside Drake´s shooting percentage make me believe that their historic season will continue. Their offensive is firing on all cylinders and will continue to do so against the Wichita State Shockers
NCAA Pick of the game: Drake Bulldogs +2