Posted: 1/8/2013 12:00:33 PM
First pick of 2013, had a nice break watching football and at a meditation retreat. Fun to be back watching some college basketball and NFL playoffs, hope everyone had a happy and healthy holiday season.
Today I am looking at the Drake at Creighton game. Drake has been one of the most disappointing teams this year, the loss of Rice really hurt them. Minus Rice, Drake has everyone back from a solid team last year, which hasn´t translated to wins this year. Creighton is the efficient machine we expected, they will roll through the MVC. Both teams love to shoot the 3, and they both make the 3 ball at a high rate. Drake has shot terribly the past 3 games, falling to 0-3 in the MVC.
Thus, Drake has to be unbelievably desperate to put a good game together and find a win in conference. I don`t think they win today at Creighton, but think they lose by no more than 10. If they shoot the 3 efficiently, Drake can be in this game until the end. These teams and current players obviously know each other extremely well. Drake has not lost by 19 points all year, Creighton won`t be the first one to do it. I am taking the Bulldogs +19.5.
Good luck and use your winning wisely....