Missouri State vs. Drake - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Missouri State vs. Drake - 2/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Drake Bulldogs (16-9) at Missouri State Bears (11-14)

College Basketball: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 8:00 pm (JQH Arena)

The Line: Missouri State Bears -1.5 -- Over/Under: 136.5

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The Drake Bulldogs and Missouri State Bears meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the JQH Arena.

The Drake Bulldogs need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Drake Bulldogs are averaging 70.4 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 66.5 points on 41.5 percent shooting. Liam Robbins is averaging 14 points and 6.5 rebounds while Roman Penn is averaging 11.6 points and six assists. Anthony Murphy is dishing 1.7 assists and D.J. Wilkins is grabbing three rebounds. The Drake Bulldogs are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 70.8 percent from the free throw line. The Drake Bulldogs are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game. The Drake Bulldogs have lost five of their last six road games.

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The Missouri State Bears need a win after losing four of their last five games. The Missouri State Bears are averaging 67.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting and allowing 67.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Keandre Cook is averaging 14.8 points and 4.7 rebounds while Gaige Prim is averaging 13.6 points and 4.4 rebounds. Tulio Da Silva is the third double-digit scorer and Lamont West is grabbing 3.6 rebounds. The Missouri State Bears are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 74.4 percent from the free throw line. The Missouri State Bears are allowing 33.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Missouri State Bears have split their last six home games.

The Bulldogs are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 35-17-2 ATS in their last 54 games overall. The Bears are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win, 5-12 ATS in their last 17 home games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 road games. The over is 5-0 in Bears last 5 overall. The underdog is 7-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings.

The Drake Bulldogs have been a covering machine the last two years, but they're just 3-6 ATS this season on the road where they lose by an average of 7.4 points and shoot 43.8 percent from the field. The Missouri State Bears are in a bit of a rough patch currently, but they play their best ball at home, are 14-10-1 ATS on the season and took Drake down to the wire in the first meeting, losing by just two points. I'll take the home team and small chalk. 

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Randy’s Pick Missouri State Bears -1.5

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