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    The Drake Bulldogs (10-3, 1-1 MVC) are heavily favored (by 16.5 points) to build on an eight-game home win streak when they host the Valparaiso Beacons (6-7, 0-2 MVC) on Thursday, December 29, 2022 at 9:00 PM ET. The point total is set at 140 in the matchup.

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    Game Info, Betting Lines for Bulldogs vs. Beacons

    • Game Day: Thursday, December 29, 2022
    • Game Time: 9:00 PM ET
    • Location: Des Moines, Iowa
    • Arena: Knapp Center
    Drake vs Valparaiso Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Total
    Drake -16.5 140

    Drake Betting Stats & Information

    • Drake has won 80% of its games this season when favored on the moneyline (8-2).
    • The Bulldogs have not played a game this season with moneyline odds of -3215 or shorter.
    • The Bulldogs’ ATS record is 4-7-1 this season.
    • The average total Drake has had set in matchups this season is 0.8 more points than this outing’s point total.

    Valparaiso Betting Stats & Info

    • This season, Valparaiso has won one out of the seven games in which it has been the underdog.
    • The Beacons have not entered a game this season with longer moneyline odds than +1150.
    • The Beacons are 3-9-0 ATS this season.
    • The average over/under for Valparaiso’s games this year is 4.3 more points than the point total of 140 in this outing.

    Drake vs. Valparaiso Season Stat Comparison

    Drake Rank Drake AVG Valparaiso AVG Valparaiso Rank
    119th 75.8 Points Scored 70.2 226th
    87th 65 Points Allowed 74.2 307th
    137th 33.4 Rebounds 31.6 233rd
    304th 7.2 Off. Rebounds 7.2 304th
    139th 8 3pt Made 6.1 300th
    179th 13.6 Assists 12.9 232nd
    38th 10.7 Turnovers 12.8 207th

    This Matchup’s Impact Players

    Drake Bulldogs Leaders

    • The scoring leader for the Bulldogs this season is Tucker DeVries, who averages 18.7 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game.
    • Darnell Brodie is Drake’s leading rebounder, grabbing 7.1 per game, while Roman Penn is its best passer, averaging 3.8 assists in each contest.
    • DeVries leads the Bulldogs in three-point shooting, making an average of 2.5 shots per game from beyond the arc.

    Valparaiso Beacons Leaders

    • Ben Krikke averages 18.3 points per game to be the top scorer for the Beacons.
    • The Valparaiso leaders in rebounding and assists are Jerome Palm with 6.1 rebounds per game (he also adds 3 points and 0.4 assists per game) and Nick Edwards with 4.4 assists per game (he also tacks on 8.3 points and 3.4 rebounds per game).
    • Quinton Green averages 2.3 three-pointers per game, the most on the Beacons.

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