Belmont vs Drake Picks and Odds (Nov. 25)
Drake ahead Tremell Murphy (2) tries to defend USC guard Drew Peterson (13) as he drives to the basket through the second half of a males’s school basketball recreation within the first spherical of the NCAA match at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Saturday, March 20, 2021. (AP Picture/Paul Sancya)
- Drake is a 1.5-point favourite over Belmont within the first spherical of the ESPN Occasions Invitational
- Drake is 3-0 with common margin of victory of 26.0 factors
- A have a look at the matchup and odds will be discovered under with a prediction
Two veteran groups sq. off when Belmont performs Drake at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday evening in a Thanksgiving recreation within the first spherical of the ESPN Occasions Invitational at HP Discipline Home in Kissimmee, Fla.
Each groups return all 5 starters from final season.
Belmont (3-2) had its three-game successful streak snapped Monday evening at LSU 83-53. Drake (3-0) beat Richmond 73-70 final Saturday at dwelling to maintain its good file intact.
Drake is a slight favourite in a recreation that can be televised by ESPNU. The winner play #10 Alabama (4-0) or Iona (5-0) within the semifinals Friday whereas the 2 losers meet within the comfort bracket.
Belmont vs Drake Odds
|Belmont||+114||+1.5 (-102)||Over 149.5 (-110)|
|Drake||-137||-1.5 (-120)||Underneath 149.5 (-110)|
Odds as of November twenty fourth at FanDuel.
Muszynski Leads Belmont
Main the best way for Belmont this season is senior middle Nick Muszynski.
Muszynski tops the group with 15.0 factors and 6.2 rebounds a recreation whereas dishing a mean of three.0 assists. He’s additionally one 4 Bruins engaged on his Grasp of Enterprise Administration diploma.
The Luke Smith, Grayson Murphy, Nick
Muszynski, 3 on 2, fastbreak, off a stolen cross…in all its glory pic.twitter.com/yQiuoexvKA
— wade ( i’m 6’2” ) (@WadeEvansMusic) November 27, 2020
Muszynski had an off evening in opposition to LSU, although. He was held to 4 factors, his first recreation in single digits this season, on 1-of-4 capturing.
Belmont shot simply 32.3% (20 of 62) from the sphere and 25.6% (10 of 39) on three-pointers. Moreover, the Bruins have been outrebounded 42-31, outscored 50-20 within the paint and 21-8 on turnovers.
LSU shot 54.2% (34 of 59).
Junior guard Ben Sheppard scored 14 factors for Belmont. That was just below his season common of 14.8.
Freshman guard Will Richard led Belmont with 16 factors and had 5 rebounds, three assists and 4 three-pointers. The Fairburn, Ga,, native is averaging 12.0 factors and 5.4 rebounds, incomes common minutes on a veteran squad.
ICYMI, Will Richard lately dedicated to Belmont College. Congrats to @The_WTR12 on his choice and to @BelmontMBB on an awesome addition @WoodwardBBall @WAWarEagles @ElitePInstitute @John_Morgo @CoachDLaB #SUVtv #ABACE pic.twitter.com/7vUCEsI7W2
— SUVtv (@SUVtv) August 18, 2020
Drake Report Spotless
Drake has received its three video games by a mean margin of 26.0 factors regardless of its shut name with Richmond over the weekend.
Senior ahead Tremell Murphy led the Bulldogs with 18 factors, together with 4 three-pointers, to proceed his robust begin to the season. He has averages of 15.0 factors and 6.3 rebounds.
— MVC Basketball (@ValleyHoops) February 14, 2021
Senior guard Roman Penn’s 12 factors equaled his season common. He’s additionally averaging 3.7 assists after serving to Drake attain the NCAA Match final season, although his yr was minimize quick by a damaged foot.
Freshman wing Tucker DeVries has averages of 10.7 factors and 5.3 rebounds. He contributed 11 factors versus Richmond. DeVries was thought of the highest highschool recruit in Iowa final season and is the son of Drake coach Darian DeVries.
— QuadVisual (@AveryQuad) February 27, 2021
Senior guard D.J. Wilkins added 10 factors within the victory as Drake received regardless of committing 15 turnovers.
Belmont vs Drake Prediction
That is the first-ever assembly between the colleges and it must be a Thanksgiving deal with for hardcore school basketball followers. Belmont and Drake determine to be two of the higher mid-major groups within the nation this season.
Give the sting to Drake because it comes from a little bit of a stronger convention – Missouri Valley vs. Ohio Valley – and has a dynamic duo in Murphy and Penn.
The Choose: Drake -1.5 (-120)
John Perrotto has been overlaying and writing about sports activities for varied shops for over 40 years. His work has appeared within the likes of USA TODAY, ESPN.com, SI.com, Forbes.com, The Related Press, Baseball Digest, and extra. John relies out of Beaver Falls, PA.