Illinois State Redbirds vs Drake Bulldogs 1/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Illinois State Redbirds vs Drake Bulldogs 1/12/2022 Picks Predictions Previews


The Illinois State Redbirds and the Drake Bulldogs will meet at the Knapp Center in Des Moines, Iowa on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 8:00 PM EDT. The Redbirds are in fifth place in the MVC standings and dropped their record to 8-7, following a 76-81 loss against the Valparaiso Beacons in their previous matchup.


On Sunday, Illinois State shot 43.7% from the field and 23.8% from beyond the arc, allowing the Beacons to shoot 43.9% from the field and 28.0% from beyond the arc. G Antonio Reeves poured 24 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 assists. F Kendall Lewis notched 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 1 assist while G Josiah Strong delivered 15 points with 6 rebounds and 4 assists. 


The Redbirds are shooting an average of 80.4 points per game and are holding opponents to 77.9 points. Illinois State has a total of 37.5 rebounds, 12.7 assists, 6.9 steals, and 6.0 blocks per meeting.


Antonio Reeves is the leading scorer of the team with 21.1 points. F Sy Chatman is the top rebounder with 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks. G Mark Freeman makes 3.9 assists for the team while G Howard Fleming Jr. makes 1.5 steals.


  • The Illinois State Redbirds are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 matches against Drake.
  • The Redbirds are 1-5 SU in their last 6 matches against Drake.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Illinois State’s last 5 matches on the road against Drake.

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Illinois State Redbirds vs Drake Bulldogs Predictions 1/12/2022


The Drake Bulldogs rank fourth in the MVC standings this season. Drake improved its record to 11-5 after winning over the Evansville Purple Aces to a score of 60-59.


On Saturday, the Bulldogs made 47.9% of their shots from the field and 42.9% from beyond the arc, allowing the Purple Aces to shoot 38.0% from the field and 38.9% from beyond the arc. G Tucker Devries scored 15 points and 6 rebounds while G Garrett Sturtz delivered 9 points with 9 rebounds and 2 assists. G Roman Penn notched 6 points, 5 assists, and 3 rebounds.


The Bulldogs are averaging 74.6 points per game, capping the competition to 64.0 points. The team collected 35.6 rebounds, 12.1 assists, 6.7 steals, and 3.0 blocks per meeting. Tucker Devries is the top point maker of the team with 13.0 points. Garrett Sturtz leads the rebounds with 7.1 and the steals with 1.2. G D.J. Wilkins makes 2.3 assists while F Tremell Murphy makes 0.8 blocks.


  • The total went OVER in 5 of Drake’s last 6 matches against Illinois State.
  • The Drake Bulldogs are 12-0 SU in their last 12 matches at home.
  • The total went OVER in 4 of Drake’s last 5 matches at home against Illinois State.

Illinois State Redbirds vs Drake Bulldogs. The NCAAB’s pick is the Illinois State Redbirds. Drake is the favored team here but Illinois State has been impressive in the late season. The Redbirds have been competitive lately and their offense has been improving. Take the Illinois State Redbirds to win this one with a predicted score of 77-68.


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Illinois State Redbirds vs Drake Bulldogs 1/12/2022 Picks Predictions Preview

NCAAB Starting Time: 8:00 PM EDT


Location: Knapp Center


Date: Wednesday, January 12, 2022




NCAAB Odds: Illinois State Redbirds +11.5


NCAAB Totals: 143


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