Where: Redbird Arena, Normal, IL
When: Saturday, February 22, 4:30 PM. ET.
The Illinois State Redbirds will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak when they take on the Drake Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon.
Bulldogs Going For Third Consecutive WinThe Bulldogs are playing well at the moment and will enter this game on a two-game winning streak. They will be trying to pick up their third win in a row and fourth win in their last six games when they play the Redbirds on Saturday.
Drake is currently fifth in the MVC standings, three games behind Northern Iowa. With only three games left in the regular season, they will need to win out and hope the Panthers lose one of their remaining games to win the conference title.
The Bulldogs are averaging 70.9 points per game. The team is shooting 46 percent from the field and 34 percent from three-point range. They finished with 77 points in their last game and will need a similar performance on Saturday if they want to get the win.
Liam Robbins led the way for the Bulldogs with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and five blocks. Roman Penn finished with 18 points, five rebounds, three assists, and four steals, while Garrett Sturtz added 15 points and six rebounds for the Bulldogs.
Drake has played well defensively, giving up 68.4 points per game. They gave up 75 points in their last game and will need a better effort to give themselves a chance to win this game.
Redbirds Going For Third Win In Eight GamesThe Redbirds haven’t played well this season and come into this game on a three-game losing streak. They will be trying to snap their losing streak with a win over the Bulldogs, which will give them their third win in their last four games.
Illinois State has struggled offensively, averaging 66.1 points per game. The team is shooting 42 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point range. They finished with 69 points in their last game and will need a better performance if they want to get the win.
Zach Copeland led the way for the Redbirds with 16 points and five assists. DJ Horne finished with 15 points and five rebounds, while Antonio Reeves added 12 points for the Redbirds.
Illinois State has been inconsistent defensively, giving up 70.7 points per game. They gave up 84 points in their last game and will need a much better defensive effort to give themselves a chance to win this game.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Drake is:
- 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games.
- 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games.
The top supporting trends for this game, found on Oddsshark.com, are: Illinois State is:
- 6-4 ATS in their last 10 games against Drake.