Drake at MIssouri State: 3/5/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Missouri State Bears (23-9) vs Drake Bulldogs (23-9)
Game Info: Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 6:00 pm (Enterprise Center)
Betting Odds: Missouri State-- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Missouri State Bears and Drake Bulldogs face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown in the Missouri Valley Tournament at the Enterprise Center. When these two teams faced off on February 9th it was Missouri State that won 66-62.
Gaige Prim was the top player for Missouri State scoring 21 points and grabbing eight rebounds. Drake had three different players that finished with 12 points.
Drake comes into this game with a 23-9 record overall and they have won six games in a row. In the last game against Southern Illinois on Friday the defense was elite giving up only 52 points and that was enough to secure the victory. Drake is averaging 74.1 points while their defense is giving up 66.3 points per game. Tucker Devries has been the top player for Drake averaging 13.6 points while shooting 41.8 percent from the field and 34 percent from behind the three point line. There are four different players that are averaging at least 10 points per game.
The Missouri State Bears come into this game with a 23-9 record overall and they have won three games in a row. Missouri State played on Friday against Valparaiso and it was a pretty comfortable victory. At halftime, Missouri State was up 35-28 in the first half, and that led to the easy victory. Missouri State is averaging 77.8 points while their defense is giving up 68.3 points per game. Isiaih Mosley has been the top player this season averaging 20 points while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 43.4 percent from behind the three point line. Gaige Prim has also been strong for Missouri State averaging 16.3 points while shooting 57.2 percent from behind the three point line.
Drake’s defense has a ton of confidence heading into this game, and they are going to slow down Missouri State in this game. Look for the Bears lack of scoring to let them down, and Drake will win this game outright. Back Drake on the money line.
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