College Basketball Betting: Drake vs. Iowa State Picks: December 9th 2008
College Basketball Betting: Drake +3.0 (-110) – Tue December 9th 2008 9:00p
The Drake Bulldogs routed the Iowa State Cyclones out of the Big 12 79-44 at home last season, and while the Cyclones will have revenge in mind, we feel that will be offset by the fact that Drake is out to prove their Cinderella season a year ago was not a fluke. The Bulldogs did not get off on the right foot under new coach Mark Phelps this season, losing their season opener at home to Butler. However, they have proceeded to win six of their last seven games, albeit vs. weak competition. Keep in mind however that Drake had similar scheduling last year, yet their performance did not slip once they hit the tougher spot of their schedule. They also played very well on the road last year, so we look for them to embrace this challenge of playing their first true road game of the year vs. a decent opponent. Now Iowa State is 6-1 straight up, and yes they have played a tougher schedule than Drake has in the sense that the Cyclones have had just one non-lined game so far. That said, we feel that Drake is still the best team that ISU will have faced to this point, and we simply cannot lay points with them vs. a team that destroyed them by 35 points last year. It may have been a different story if Drake was favored here, as we then would have put more stock in the revenge angle. But with this line, we feel compelled to take the points with what we think is the better team.
College Basketball Free Picks: Drake +3 (-110) – Courtesy of LT Profits
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