The No. 25 Drake Bulldogs (12-0) will look to extend a 12-game win streak when they visit the Valparaiso Crusaders (6-11) on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at Athletics-Recreation Center as heavy, 13.5-point favorites. The game airs at 2:00 PM ET on ESP3. The matchup has an over/under of 136.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 6, 2021, 2:16 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bulldogs (-13.5)

Both DraftKings and the model expect the Bulldogs to walk away with the victory, but the model spread (15.0) is 1.5 points further in their direction.

Pick OU:
Over (136)

The DraftKings point total for this matchup is just 3.7 points lower than the model projection.

Prediction: Drake 77, Valparaiso 62

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Bulldogs have an average implied point total of 76 this season, which is one point higher than their implied total in Saturday’s game (75).
  • This season, Drake has scored more than its implied point total for this matchup (75) 10 times.
  • The 71.7-point average implied total on the season for the Crusaders is 10.7 more points than the team’s 61-point implied total in this matchup.
  • Valparaiso has totaled more than 61 points 11 times on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Drake and Valparaiso Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 13.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Bulldogs 8-1 2-1 6-3
Crusaders 4-9-1 0-0 5-9

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

Last 5 Games


Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/1/2021 Illinois State Win 95-60 2/1/2021 Evansville Loss 58-51
1/31/2021 Illinois State Win 78-76 1/31/2021 Evansville Loss 70-52
1/27/2021 Missouri State Win 78-73 1/28/2021 Bradley Win 91-85
1/26/2021 Missouri State Win 68-61 1/24/2021 Illinois State Win 70-66
12/20/2020 Chicago State Win 111-67 1/23/2021 Illinois State Win 69-60

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