4* MISSOURI VALLEY BOOKIE BEATDOWN
Southern Illinois vs. Drake,
02/22/2012 20:05 EDT,
Score: 63 - 78
Point Spread: -6/-108 Drake
I was all over Drake getting blown out at New Mexico State on Saturday, as it was simply too far of a road trip for a bad road team to play at a high level. However, that loss has Drake showing some solid value as a 6.5-point home favorite against a Southern Illinois group that has lost four straight and nine of their last 11 overall, which including a 68-75 home loss to the Bulldogs.
Drake has been a completely different team at home, and when they beat a team on the road it usually means they have a pretty big advantage. What really makes the Bulldogs a strong play is they will be playing their final home game of the regular season. Look for the Bulldogs to come out extremely motivated and focused, while Southern Illinois just goes through the motions.
Drake is 17-7 ATS when playing against a team with a losing record over the last 3 seasons and 8-1 ATS versus poor 3 point shooting teams - making