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Illinois State vs. Drake College Basketball PRO Report: How Experts Are Betting Sunday Afternoon’s Spread

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  • Will Drake keep its undefeated ATS record intact by covering a big number Sunday against Illinois State?
  • PRO betting systems and our experts provide a clear answer this game below.

College Basketball Odds: Illinois State vs. Drake

Illinois State Odds +18.5
Drake Odds -18.5
Over/Under 142.5
Time | Channel 3 p.m. ET | ESPN3
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With a 15-0 record, Drake has become one of the most interesting storylines of the college basketball season.

And more importantly for our little circle, Drake’s 13-0 against-the-spread (ATS) record has been kind to Bulldogs bettors as well.

However, casual college basketball fans are catching up and so is the betting market. Oddsmakers aren’t just going to sit idly by and let bettors continue to pound easy money out of Drake.

So how should bettors approach Sunday afternoon’s Illinois State vs. Drake matchup?

Are oddsmakers shading lines to force Drake bettors to take bad numbers? Or is there still meat left on the Bulldogs bone?

Thanks to our College Basketball PRO Report, we know the answer.


College Basketball Picks: Illinois State vs. Drake

PRO Systems

The spread is a big one at 18.5 points, but our College Basketball PRO Betting Systems like underdog Illinois State.

As I mentioned above, Drake sports a stellar ATS record and teams with winning records against the spread and historically overvalued when playing conference opponents with poor ATS records.

This is the crux of our Poor ATS vs. Good ATS Teams PRO System that has produced a 1,839-1,503-77 (55%) ATS record since 2005.

Top Experts

One of The Action Network’s college basketball betting gurus sees Drake as overvalued as well by getting down on Illinois State and hoping for a closer-than-expected final score.

PRO Report Pick: Illinois State +18.5

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