Drake Bulldogs vs. Wichita State Shockers NCAAB Men’s Tournament First Four Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 18, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 20, 2021, 1:03 AM

The Drake Bulldogs (25-4) are favored by two points over the Wichita State Shockers (16-5) in a First Four matchup on Thursday. A spot in the Round of 64 of the NCAA Tournament bracket will be awarded to the winner of the game, which starts at 6:27 PM ET, airing on TBS.

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Drake vs Wichita State Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
Drake-2-113-108141-110-110-139116

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Point Total Insights

  • In Drake games this season, the total topped Thursday's over/under 15 times (51.7%).
  • In eight of 21 (38.1%) Wichita State games this season, the total points scored elevated above Thursday's 141 over/under.
  • The two teams combine to average 149.8 points per game, 8.8 more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Bulldogs score 10 more points per game (77.4) than the Shockers give up (67.4).
  • The Shockers average 7.7 more points per game (72.4) than the Bulldogs allow their opponents to score (64.7).
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    Drake Betting Data

  • Against the spread, Drake has been strong this season, posting a 15-11 record.
  • When favored by at least 2 points, the Bulldogs have struggled to a 9-10 record ATS this season.
  • Drake and its opponents have hit the over/under in just 0 of 26 games this season (0%).
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    Drake Leaders

    Bulldogs Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Joseph Yesufu1711.11.62.11.20.01.2
    Jonah173.80.60.60.20.01.1
    Nate Ferguson133.31.90.20.50.50.0
    Okay Djamgouz113.20.60.30.30.00.8
    Issa Samake161.31.40.30.30.40.0

    Wichita State Betting Data

  • The Shockers have a 12-7 record against the spread, covering in 63.2% of their contests.
  • When they are at least 2-point underdogs, the Shockers have gone 5-5 against the spread.
  • Wichita State has combined with its opponents to hit the over in 0% of matchups this season (0 out of 19 contests).
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    Wichita State Leaders

    Shockers Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Tyson Etienne1216.83.33.11.00.13.2
    Morris Udeze129.14.60.30.80.90.0
    Dexter Dennis118.44.10.80.70.51.8
    Trey Wade127.55.91.70.50.80.8
    Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler94.62.20.20.00.00.4
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