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Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers 03/18/2021 NCAAB Predictions, Picks & Game Analysis
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Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers 03/18/2021 – Mackey Arena in West Lafayette, Indiana will play host to an important and exciting game as Drake Bulldogs take on Wichita State Shockers. The March Madness line for 2021 has been flourishing online as these teams battle to progress to the next round. The Bulldogs settled for the second spot in the Missouri Valley Conference play behind Loyola. Drake failed to win their Missouri Valley Tournament and they lost to Loyola. Wichita dominated the American Athletic Conference play at the top spot, but lost their ACC tournament to Cincinnati Bearcats.
Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers 03/18/2021
The Drake Bulldogs were weak against Loyola as they lost with a 10-point difference. Drake scored 65 and gave up 75 in return. Drake dropped just three of their 18 conference games and was 25-4 with their overall play. The Bulldogs were just one game behind Loyola. ShanQuan Hemphill continues to take the lead in scoring with 14 plus points per game. From the rebounding department, Darnell Brodie is the leader with seven-plus boards per game. When it comes to assists, Roman Penn is the leader with 5.5 per game on average.
Players to watch: S. Hemphill F (GP 20 MIN 27.2 PTS 14.1 REB 6.3 AST 1.5 STL 1.3 BLK 0.4 TO 1.6 FG% 58.7 FT% 64.9), J. Yesufu G (GP 29 MIN 22.9 PTS 12.1 REB 1.7 AST 1.8 STL 1.1 BLK 0.1 TO 1.1 FG% 45.3 FT% 80.8), R. Penn G (GP 24 MIN 26.8 PTS 11.2 REB 3.3 AST 5.5 STL 1.4 BLK 0 TO 2.3 FG% 45.2 FT% 70.2).
Wichita State Shockers
The Shockers held the best record in the American Athletic Conference play. Wichita State won 11 and dropped just two of their conference games. Overall, the Shockers won 16 and dropped just five. However, they had an unexpected defeat against Cincinnati Bearcats. The Shockers had a close call as they lost their ACC Tournament with just a single point. Wichita scored 59 and gave up 60. Wichita’s defeat broke their eight-game winning streak and they are keen to take on the Bulldogs in this game.
Players to watch: T. Etienne G (GP 21 MIN 34.1 PTS 17 REB 3.5 AST 2.6 STL 1 BLK 0 TO 1.1 FG% 37.9 FT% 76.1), A. Gilbert G (GP 21 MIN 27.7 PTS 10.3 REB 3.1 AST 4.1 STL 1.5 BLK 0.1 TO 2.2 FG% 35.1 FT% 71.7), M. Udeze F (GP 21 MIN 23.3 PTS 9.8 REB 4.7 AST 0.4 STL 0.6 BLK 0.9 TO 1.7 FG% 60.2 FT% 70.3).
Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers Betting Predictions
Drake is 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games.
Wichita State Shockers
Wichita State is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games.
Drake Bulldogs vs Wichita State Shockers Betting Picks
Wichita State might be strong, but the Bulldogs are surrendering just 64.1 to opponents on average. From the offensive end, they are touching 78 plus. The college basketball betting sites are in favor of the Bulldogs to win and cover.
Moneyline: +111 is the set ML for the Bulldogs and -130 is out for the Shockers.
Spread: A spread of +2 (-108) is out for Drake and a spread of -2 (-108) is out for the Shockers.
Totals: Over 139.5 (-110) is the total for the Bulldogs and the same will go under for the Shockers.
Score Prediction: 70-62, Bulldogs win.