Drake Bulldogs vs Indiana State Sycamores Prediction, 12/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Drake Bulldogs vs Indiana State Sycamores
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2020
Location: Hulman Center in Terre Haute, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Drake (-4)
The Drake Bulldogs (9-0) travel to Hulman Center on Sunday where they'll meet the Indiana State Sycamores (3-2). Indiana State opens this game as 4-point dogs. The O/U is set at 143.5.
Drake will enter this contest with a mark of 9-0 so far this season. They have an average of 86.4 points per outing (27th in D-1) while hitting 53.6% from the floor. The Bulldogs are hitting 42.3% on 3-point shots (77 of 182) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Drake is snagging 39.6 rebounds per contest and has earned 156 assists this year, which ranks 16th in D-1 in terms of passing. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.2 times per game and as a team are committing 17.0 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Bulldogs are able to force 15.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 14.2 personal fouls. They currently rank 178th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 86 relinquished this season. The Bulldogs defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 37.7% (187 of 496) and they relinquish 29.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They are relinquishing 30.1% from 3-point land while they are 27th in the country in points per game allowed (60.0).
The Drake Bulldogs took the court against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks and earned the victory with a final of 88-55 in their last contest. Drake wrapped up the contest with a 55.2% FG percentage (37 of 67) and knocked down 8 of 13 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Bulldogs made 6 of 10 tries for a rate of 60.0%. In relation to pulling down rebounds, they earned 33 with 13 of them being offensive. They also distributed 15 assists for the game while having 15 steals and 2 blocks. With regard to the defense, Drake allowed 55.2% from the floor on 37 of 67 shooting. North Dakota distributed 8 assists and had 6 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Fighting Hawks collected 26 rebounds (7 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 2 blocks. North Dakota went 87.0% at the charity stripe by knocking down 20 of their 23 shots. They converted 3 of their 18 shots from long range.
Tremell Murphy is someone who played a role in this matchup. He had 13 points on 5 of 12 shooting. He played for 24 mins and snagged 6 rebounds. Murphy ended up shooting 41.7% from the floor and also totaled 2 assists. Another guy that played a role in this matchup for the Bulldogs was ShanQuan Hemphill. He pulled down 7 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the contest at 61.5% from the field for this game by going 8-of-13 (19 points). When the game finished, Hemphill saw the court for 26 min.
Indiana State has a record of 3-2 so far this season. On the offensive side of the court, the Sycamores are connecting on 41.8% from the floor, which ranks them 276th in college basketball. Indiana State has accumulated 346 points on the campaign (69.2 per game) and they pull down 31.8 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 12.2 times per game (250th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 14.0 times per game. The Sycamores are committing 17.0 fouls every game and they hit 74.8% from the charity stripe. The Sycamores on the defensive end are ranked 165th in Division 1 in PPG given up with 69.4. They have allowed 14.0 assists and 36.4 boards per contest, which is ranked 234th and 214th in D-1. The Indiana State defense allows 38.0% from downtown (35 of 92) and opponents are knocking down 65.8% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 18.4 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 46.3% from the floor (286th in college hoops).
The last time they took the court, the Indiana State Sycamores walked away with a victory by a final of 72-66 when they played the SE Missouri State Redhawks. The Sycamores were able to collect 24 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds totaling 29 in this matchup. They blocked 2 tries while recording 6 steals for the matchup. The Redhawks committed 27 fouls for this contest which took the Sycamores to the free throw line for a total of 35 attempts. They were able to knock down 28 of them for a rate of 80.0%. In reference to shots from 3-point land, Indiana State converted 4 of 17 attempts (23.5%). Overall, the Sycamores ended up going 20 out of 46 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.5%. The Sycamores permitted the Redhawks to knock down 21 of their 52 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.4% for the contest. They finished 35.3% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 6 of 17 and finished the game at 18 of 27 from the free throw line (66.7%). Regarding rebounding, Indiana State permitted SE Missouri State to grab 34 overall (10 on the offensive side).
Tre Williams pitched in for the Sycamores in this contest. He converted 3 of 5 in the game for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, which earned him 11 points. Williams had 8 boards in his 34 minutes played and accounted for 2 dimes in this matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Indiana State was Tyreke Key. He was able to score 18 points in his 31 minutes on the court via 5 out of 9 from the floor for the game. Key ended the game having shot 55.6% from the field while also earning 2 assists and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Drake (-4)
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