Drake vs. Wichita State College Basketball Odds & Picks: Sharps Backing Powerful Bulldogs
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Drake vs. Wichita State College Basketball Odds
|Wichita State Odds||+2|
|Time | Channel||Thursday, 6:27 p.m. ET | TBS|
Thursday's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship West Region First Four matchup between the Drake Bulldogs and Wichita State Shockers will be an intriguing meeting of teams that had excellent seasons within their respective conferences.
At their peak, Drake was arguably as good as Missouri Valley Conference champion Loyola Chicago. The Bulldogs finished the season at 25-4, with two of their losses coming against the aforementioned Ramblers.
The Shockers went 16-5, and outside of a blowout loss at Memphis, they played competitively against the more elite teams on their schedule.
There has been much debate over whether Wichita State's resume was strong enough to make the NCAA Tournament considering games played and other factors. However, the Shockers did finish atop their conference. Add in the fact they like to slow things down and muck games up gives them a chance against anyone in the field.
Despite Wichita State winning four of its last five games, our PRO Report suggests sharp bettors are backing Drake to get back to its winning ways.
Drake vs. Wichita State Pick
The line for this matchup opened at Drake +2 before moving all the way to -2.
Since Monday, there have been eight Action Labs Bet Signals triggered on Drake, a clear sign of the sharp movement on this spread.
This game fits into our NCAA Tournament Contrarian PRO System, which has a 58% win rate and 12% Return On Investment (ROI) since 2015.
Three of The Action Network's top college basketball experts are betting on Drake.
PRO Report Pick: Drake -2