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Jackson State Tigers vs Drake Bulldogs 12/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The Jackson State Tigers (2-8) are on their way to take on the Drake Bulldogs (6-4) in the NCAA basketball Inter-Conference battle at Knapp Center in Des Moines on Thursday, December 16, 2021, at 8:00 PM ET.

 

Jackson State is 3-8 versus Drake on Thursday. The Tigers just lost their last outing to the Northern Iowa Panthers following their last loss to Iowa State.

 

Jackson State is in 6th place in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with a 2-8 overall standing after winning only two of their last 10 road outings this season.

 

The Tigers earned a seven-point lead in the first half but their defense failed to stop the scoring of the Panthers allowing them to take a 17-point advantage after the break on the way to their 56-66 defeat on Tuesday.

 

Guards Ken Evans and Gabe Watson led the scoring for Jackson State with 12 points each while Jayveous McKinnis contributed a double-double of 10 points and 14 rebounds in the loss.

 

The offense for the Tigers marked an average of 56.3 points, 32.8 rebounds, and 11.0 assists per match while their defense gave up an average of 68.9 PPG with an average of 3.5 blocks and 7.5 steals per outing.

 

Forward Jayveous McKinnis led Jackson State with an average of 11.1 PPG with 10.3 rebounds and 0.6 assists per contest while Guard Ken Evans contributed an average of 6.6 PPG with 4.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the Tigers.

 

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Jackson State Tigers vs Drake Bulldogs Predictions 12/16/2021

 

The Drake Bulldogs opened the season with three consecutive wins but lost their next three matches to Belmont, Alabama, and North Texas. The Bulldogs kneeled to the Clemson Tigers following their victories over Valparaiso, St. Thomas MN, and Omaha.

 

Drake is in 2nd place at 1-0 in the Missouri Valley Conference with an overall standing at 6-4 while winning all five games played at home this season.

 

The Bulldogs trailed a seven-point lead in the first half against the Tiger but rallied with 42 points after the break and tied the score at 74-all after the regulation time pushing the game into overtime. However, Drake ended up scoring only 6 points but their defense gave up 16 to Clemson resulting in their 80-90 defeat on December 11.

 

Ticker Devries led the offense for the Bulldogs with an average of 13.9 PPG with 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per outing while Garrett Sturtz chipped in an average of 9.4 PPG with 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per match.

 

The Drake Bulldogs’ offense recorded an average of 75.8 PPG with 33.1 rebounds and 11.0 assists per contest while their defense has given away an average of 68.2 PPG with 6.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game on the year.          

 

Jackson State Tigers vs. Drake Bulldogs. The NCAAB Pick for this contest is Drake -26. The Bulldogs are the stronger team in this match-up and Drake will take control of this outing at home on Thursday.

 

Jackson State posted an average of 56.3 PPG while the Bulldogs earned an average of 75.8 PPG this season. The prediction: The Drake Bulldogs will win at 78-53. 

 

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Jackson State Tigers vs Drake Bulldogs 12/16/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM ET

 

Location: Knapp Center in Des Moines, Iowa

 

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021

 

TV: ESPN+

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Drake Bulldogs -26  

 

NCAAB Totals: 132.5

 

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