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Drake @ Valparaiso

Current Records: Drake 20-9; Valparaiso 13-15

What to Know

The Drake Bulldogs and the Valparaiso Beacons will face off in a Missouri Valley clash at 7 p.m. ET Feb. 23 at Athletics-Recreation Center. The Bulldogs will be hoping to build upon the 73-66 win they picked up against Valpo when they previously played in December of last year.

Drake didn't have too much trouble with the Indiana State Sycamores at home on Monday as they won 74-58. Four players on Drake scored in the double digits: guard D.J. Wilkins (15), guard Roman Penn (15), guard Tucker DeVries (14), and guard Garrett Sturtz (12).

Meanwhile, even if it wasn't a dominant performance, Valpo beat the Evansville Aces 74-69 on Monday. Valpo can attribute much of their success to guard Kevion Taylor, who had 23 points, and forward Ben Krikke, who had 16 points in addition to five rebounds.

The Bulldogs are the favorite in this one, with an expected 6.5-point margin of victory. But bettors beware: they are only 6-13 against the spread when favored.

Their wins bumped Drake to 20-9 and the Beacons to 13-15. In Drake's win, Roman Penn had 15 points and five assists and D.J. Wilkins had 15 points. We'll see if Valpo have a strategy for dealing with them or if they lead their team to another successful outing.

How To Watch

  • When: Wednesday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Athletics-Recreation Center -- Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $42.00


The Bulldogs are a solid 6.5-point favorite against the Beacons, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Bulldogs as a 5.5-point favorite.

Over/Under: -110

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Series History

Drake have won five out of their last nine games against Valparaiso.

  • Dec 02, 2021 - Drake 73 vs. Valparaiso 66
  • Feb 07, 2021 - Valparaiso 74 vs. Drake 57
  • Feb 06, 2021 - Drake 80 vs. Valparaiso 77
  • Feb 19, 2020 - Drake 77 vs. Valparaiso 75
  • Jan 11, 2020 - Valparaiso 66 vs. Drake 61
  • Feb 16, 2019 - Drake 84 vs. Valparaiso 79
  • Jan 26, 2019 - Drake 70 vs. Valparaiso 59
  • Feb 24, 2018 - Valparaiso 69 vs. Drake 64
  • Jan 10, 2018 - Valparaiso 77 vs. Drake 60