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Drake vs Washington State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

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Drake vs Washington State Basketball Prediction, Best Bets, Spread & Odds - NCAA Tournament First Round

The No. 10 Drake Bulldogs (28-6) and the No. 7 Washington State Cougars (24-9) meet on Thursday for a spot in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The opening-round matchup begins at 10:05 PM ET.

Before you place your bet on this game at FanDuel Sportsbook, here are the NCAA basketball odds and spreads you need to know.

Drake vs. Washington State Game Info and Odds

  • Game Day: Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • Game Time: 10:05 PM ET
  • TV Channel: truTV
  • Location: Omaha, Nebraska
  • Arena: CHI Health Center Omaha

Drake vs. Washington State Picks and Prediction

All college basketball win probability predictions and picks are according to numberFire.
Prediction: Drake win (50.8%)

Take a look at these betting insights and trends before you wager on Thursday's Drake-Washington State spread (Drake -1.5) or total (138.5 points).

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Drake vs. Washington State: ATS Betting Stats and Trends

  • Drake has compiled an 18-15-0 ATS record so far this year.
  • Washington State has compiled an 18-15-0 ATS record so far this season.
  • Drake covers the spread when it is a 1.5-point favorite or more 51.7% of the time. That's less often than Washington State covers as an underdog of 1.5 or more (70%).
  • Against the spread, the Bulldogs have performed better when playing at home, covering nine times in 15 home games, and four times in 11 road games.
  • Against the spread, the Cougars have had better results on the road (6-4-0) than at home (9-8-0).

Drake vs. Washington State: Moneyline Betting Stats

  • Drake has come away with 24 wins in the 29 contests it has been listed as the moneyline favorite in this season.
  • This season, the Bulldogs have come away with a win 24 times in 29 chances when named as a favorite of at least -110 or better on the moneyline.
  • Washington State is 8-5 in games it was listed as the moneyline underdog (winning 61.5% of those games).
  • The Cougars have gone 8-5 in games they have played as a moneyline underdog with odds of -110 or longer (61.5%).
  • The moneyline set for this matchup implies Drake has a 52.4% chance of coming away with a victory in the contest.

Drake vs. Washington State Head-to-Head Comparison

  • Drake outscores opponents by 10 points per game (scoring 80.5 per game to rank 32nd in college basketball while giving up 70.5 per contest to rank 128th in college basketball) and has a +339 scoring differential overall.
  • Tucker DeVries leads Drake, averaging 21.8 points per game (sixth in the nation).
  • Washington State is outscoring opponents by 7.4 points per game, with a +245 scoring differential overall. It puts up 74.3 points per game (155th in college basketball) and gives up 66.9 per contest (44th in college basketball).
  • Washington State's leading scorer, Isaac Jones, ranks 242nd in the nation, averaging 15.4 points per game.
  • The Bulldogs average 34.4 rebounds per game (239th in college basketball) while allowing 32.6 per contest to their opponents. They outrebound opponents by 1.8 boards per game.
  • Darnell Brodie paces the Bulldogs with 7.9 rebounds per game (98th in college basketball play).
  • The 37.7 rebounds per game the Cougars accumulate rank 69th in college basketball, 6.1 more than the 31.6 their opponents grab.
  • Jones is 137th in college basketball with 7.4 rebounds per game, leading the Cougars.
  • Drake ranks 11th in college basketball by averaging 105.8 points per 100 possessions on offense, and defensively is 175th in college basketball, allowing 92.7 points per 100 possessions.
  • The Cougars average 98.9 points per 100 possessions (84th in college basketball), while giving up 89 points per 100 possessions (67th in college basketball).

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