Dayton at St. Mary's College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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The Dayton Flyers head to McKeon Pavilion to take on the St. Mary's Gaels on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has St. Mary's as 11.5 point favorites.
Dayton heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 1.2 as they are averaging 72.2 points per contest while giving up 71.0 per game. St. Mary's has an overall mark of 9-2. They are averaging 81.4 points per contest and giving up 68.5, which is a point differential of 12.8.
Valuable Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 4-6 against the spread this season
The Dayton Flyers are 5-5 against the over/under this year
Important St. Mary's Gaels Betting Trends
The St. Mary's Gaels are 2-6 against the spread this season
The St. Mary's Gaels are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Mary's Gaels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Darrell Davis averages 18.1 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Josh Cunningham averages 16.8 points per contest in 31.9 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 10.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 73% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Jock Landale scores 21.6 points per contest while playing 31.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.5 rebounds per contest and has 2.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 73%. Calvin Hermanson averages 14.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton averages 72.2 points per contest this year, which is 242nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 1.2 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 80th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 257th in Division 1. They average 33.5 boards per contest and 15.4 assists per game, which ranks them 287th and 102nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 103rd with 14.6 per game. The Flyers allow 71.0 points per contest, which is 161st in the country. They also surrender a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 255th and 323rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 46th, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 228th place in college basketball. They force 13.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 108th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Mary's is 67th in the country with 81.4 points per contest this season. They are 16th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 12.8. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 36th in Division 1. They are 323rd in the country in rebounding with 32.3 boards per contest and 43rd in assists per game with 16.9. The Gaels are 351st in turnovers per contest with 8.2. The Gaels give up 68.5 points per game, which ranks them 105th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 48% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 312th and 143rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 118th with 12.3 dimes allowed per game and 4th with 28.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Gaels are 25th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.4 per contest this year.
The Flyers are 186th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 225th. In terms of pace they are 293rd in the country with 68.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 68th. As a team they are 73rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 36th in Division 1. Dayton is 41st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 54%, which is 288th in the nation.
St. Mary's is 350th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 10.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 269th in Division 1. The Gaels are 247th in the nation in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 123.4 is ranked 4th. They are 345th in D-1 in pace with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 24th. As a unit they are 18th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 264th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Dayton/St. Mary's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dayton +11.5
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