Wichita State vs Drake March Madness Odds — First Four 2021

Posted By Staff on March 15, 2021 - Last Updated on March 16, 2021

The Wichita State Shockers (16-5) are against the spread when they square off against the Drake Bulldogs (25-4) in a First Four matchup on Thursday, tipping off at 6:27 PM ET on TBS.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of March 15, 2021, 4:10 PM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Betting Odds

Wichita State Betting Information

  • Wichita State has covered the spread as often as they haven’t this season, sporting a 9-9-1 ATS record.
  • When favored by at least 2 points, the Shockers are 4-7 against the spread in 2020-21.
  • The Shockers and their opponents have gone over the set total in only 9 of 19 games this season (47.4%).
  • The Shockers fell 60-59 to Cincinnati in their last contest on Saturday. Alterique Gilbert racked up a team-high 14 points in the loss. They were favored by 4 points and failed to cover the spread, and the teams combined to go under the 142.5 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

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Wichita State Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Tyson Etienne 21 17.0 3.5 2.6 1.0 0.0 3.1
Alterique Gilbert 21 10.3 3.1 4.1 1.5 0.1 1.3
Morris Udeze 21 9.8 4.7 0.4 0.6 0.9 0.0
Dexter Dennis 21 9.4 4.3 0.9 0.8 0.7 1.6
Ricky Council IV 20 7.5 3.5 1.0 0.3 0.2 0.6

Drake Betting Information

  • Drake has outperformed the spread so far this season with a record ATS of 20-6.
  • When they play as at least a 2-point underdog, the Bulldogs often meet expectations with a 17-4 record against the spread.
  • 38.5% of Drake’s 26 games this season have gone under the total.
  • The Bulldogs lost 75-65 to Loyola Chicago in their last contest on Sunday. Tremell Murphy scored a team-high 20 points in the loss. They failed to cover the spread as 8.5-point underdogs, and the teams combined to go over the 125 point total.

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Drake Players to Watch

Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
Shanquan Hemphill 20 14.1 6.3 1.5 1.3 0.4 0.1
Joseph Yesufu 29 12.1 1.7 1.8 1.1 0.1 1.3
Roman Penn 24 11.2 3.3 5.5 1.4 0.0 0.8
D.J. Wilkins 29 10.6 1.7 2.1 0.8 0.1 2.3
Tremell Murphy 29 10.2 5.2 1.2 0.8 0.9 1.2

Total Facts

  • Wichita State’s games this year have gone over the point total for Thursday’s matchup (140.5 points) in eight out of 21 opportunities (38.1% of matchups).
  • In 51.7% of Drake’s games this season (15 of 29), the total points scored was more than Thursday’s 140.5-point over/under.
  • The Shockers average 72.4 points per game against the Bulldogs’ 77.4, totaling 9.3 points over the game’s total of 140.5.
  • The 132.1 points per game these two teams allow their opponents to score on average this season are 8.4 fewer than the 140.5 total in this contest.
  • The Shockers have seen a 139.8 average over/under in their games this season, 0.7 points fewer than the over/under in this matchup.
  • A difference of 1.6 points separates the average total points bet in Bulldogs games (142.1 points) and this contest’s over/under (140.5 points).

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