We haven’t seen a Missouri Valley Conference team get this much national attention since Loyola-Chicago was a Cinderella team a couple years ago in March Madness. Drake has been absolutely rolling since the beginning of the year, with a perfect 13-0 record, and a well-rounded starting five to go along with it. Drake currently has three players that are averaging double figures, led by senior Shanquan Hemphrill (14.5). One thing that makes me love betting for Drake is their ability to score the basketball and limit the other team in scoring. They are the only team in the NCAA that is in the top 20 in points scored (14th in the country with 82.2 points per game) and points allowed (8th in the country at 60 points per game). This is a team that I could see surprising people in March and potentially making a deep run.
They are playing the third place team in the conference, Missouri State, led by the leading scorer in the conference, Isiaih Mosley. This is a team that can score the basketball, no doubt in my mind. However, they have been struggling this year with points that they have given up. Currently they are giving up 70.5 points per game, which is 156th in the country. Drake will take advantage of their poor defense. Although the game will be a very exciting game for basketball fans to watch, I am confident that Drake will cover this low spread of -4. In fact, I am so confident, they are my mortal lock on my gambling twitter page Gambling Feud (@FeudGambling). Once a week, me and Kota Capper DJ will choose one game where we absolutely love the line. If it hits, that game is worth 5 wins on our record, and if it doesn’t, the game is worth 5 losses on our record. I cannot emphasize this enough, Drake is a team that will turn some heads come March, and you ABSOLUTELY should bet on their game today against Missouri State!
Remember, even in sports betting, you need to read between the lines!