SIUE Cougars at Drake Bulldogs Free Prediction


The Drake Bulldogs (6-2) will be at home in the Knapp Center when they go head-to-head with the SIUE Cougars (2-5). Action starts at 8 p.m. ET on Monday, December 17, 2018.

SIUE Cougars vs. Drake Bulldogs Betting Odds

In their last matchup, the Bulldogs easily got past the Buena Vista Beavers, 98-52, while the Cougars fell to the Pacific Tigers, 74-65.

Drake dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an effective field goal percentage of 0.629 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 41.2. For those same stats, Buena Vista had marks of 0.286 and 25.5, respectively. SIUE, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (15.1 vs. 26.4). Drake was lifted by Nick Norton, who finished with 17 points, five rebounds and five assists. Brandon Jackson, meanwhile was a key piece for SIUE with 12 points and seven rebounds.

There’s a decent chance that SIUE struggles to create turnovers. Since last season, Drake ranks 89th in the nation at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.4 percent), while SIUE has forced the 232nd-most turnovers (18.5 percent).

SIUE Cougars vs. Drake Bulldogs Pick

Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Drake, ATS Winner – SIUE, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Drake ranks 56th in assists per game (15.3) while SIUE ranks 168th in assists allowed per game (14.2).
  • The Bulldogs average 6.0 steals per game, which ranks 128th in the NCAA. The Cougars rank 134th in steals allowed per game (6.8).