The Wichita State Shockers (16-5) and the Drake Bulldogs (25-4) meet in the First Four.
DataSkrive March 17, 2021 2:13 pm The Wichita State Shockers (16-5) and the Drake Bulldogs (25-4) meet in the First Four with a place in the NCAA Tournament Round of 64 bracket at stake on Thursday at Mackey Arena, tipping off at 6:27 PM ET on TBS. Drake is a 1-point favorite in the game. The Shockers were led by 14 points from Alterique Gilbert in their 60-59 loss to Cincinnati on Saturday. They failed to cover the spread in the contest and the teams combined to fall short of the 142.5-point over/under. Tremell Murphy led the way for the Bulldogs with a team-high 20 points last time out as they lost to Loyola Chicago 75-65 and failed to cover the 8.5-point spread. The teams combined to hit the over on the 125 point total set for the matchup. Rankings courtesy of Ferris Mowers Coaches Pollpowered by USA TODAY Sports. Wichita State at Drake: Betting odds, spread and lines Odds via ; access USA TODAY Sports betting oddsfor a full list. Lines last updated at 1:40 PM ET on March 17, 2021. Money line: Wichita State -105 (bet $105 to win $100) | Drake -115 (bet $115 to win $100) Against the spread/ATS: Wichita State +1 (-110) | Drake -1 (-110) Over/Under: 141 (O: -110 | U: -110) Wichita State: Three things to know The Shockers scoring leader is Tyson Etienne, who puts up 17.0 points per game. Etienne is the top three-point shooter for the team, hitting 3.1 per game. The Shockers record 72.4 points per game, 7.7 more points than the 64.7 the Bulldogs give up. Wichita State is 15-0 overall and 8-0 against the spread when scoring more than 64.7 points. Special College Basketball Betting Promo Risk-free first bet up to $600 (paid in free bets)! Promotion available in CO, IA, IN, MI, NJ, PA, TN, VA and WV. Place your legal, online sports bets at BetMGM! Terms and conditions apply. ! Drake: Three things to know The Bulldogs scoring leader is Shanquan Hemphill, who contributes 14.1 points per game. D.J. Wilkins is the top three-point shooter for the team, connecting on 2.3 per game. The Bulldogs score 10 more points per game (77.4) than the Shockers allow (67.4). Drake has put together an 18-0-1 ATS record and a 24-0 overall record in games where it scores more than 67.4 points. Wichita State at Drake: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks Prediction