Basketball betting experts know that in each of the last seven seasons the Bulldogs have won between five and seven games. Usually that has been good for the bottom part of the Missouri Valley. Online basketball betting experts know that Drake does have a good offense. The problem for Drake according to basketball betting experts was the defense. Head coach Tom Davis turned the job over to his son Keno Davis. That may be a very good decision in the long run. Drake will have to replace their top tow scorers but they have talent on board. The scoring will fall to 6’5” senior Klayton Korver and 6’1” sophomore Josh Young. The Bulldogs return just one starter but seven players with experience from last year’s 17-15 team according to basketball betting stats. Last year was the first time in 20 years that Drake finished with a winning season according to online basketball betting numbers. It will not take that long again, as many online basketball betting experts see Drake finishing with a winning record again in 2007-2008.
The one returning starter on Drake is a good one, as sophomore Josh Young scored more points than any other league freshman last year and was named to both the MVC All-Freshman Team and All-Newcomer Team. He scored a career-high 23 points in leading Drake past Evansville in the first-round of the MVC Tourney last season as online basketball betting experts remember. Klayton Korver also is back after averaging 9.3 points in 18 starts last year according to online basketball betting stats. Korver is the younger brother of two-time MVC Player of the Year Kyle. He ranks No. 4 on the all-time Drake list with 158 career three-point baskets according to online basketball betting stats.
Drake usually goes under the radar for most online basketball betting gamblers. They don’t have a big name or a big reputation. They play in the Missouri Valley which means they get little attention from basketball betting fans. That is good news for professional online basketball betting gamblers. Drake is ignored and oftentimes offers excellent wagering value in terms of online basketball betting. It might be a stretch to believe that Drake can take the top spot in the Missouri Valley Conference this season but stranger things have happened. The conference does not have a power team since Southern Illinois, Creighton and Bradley all look weaker according to online basketball betting experts.