Dayton at UMass College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
William D. Mullins Memorial Center
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The Dayton Flyers head to William D. Mullins Memorial Center to take on the UMass Minutemen on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dayton as 1.5 point favorites.
Dayton comes into this game with an overall record of 10-11. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 72.4 points per game while giving up 72.3 per contest. UMass has an overall mark of 10-13. They are averaging 70.3 points per contest and giving up 72.2, which is a point differential of -1.9.
Valuable Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 8-13 against the spread this season
The Dayton Flyers are 11-10 against the over/under this year
Important UMass Minutemen Betting Trends
The UMass Minutemen are 10-10 against the spread this season
The UMass Minutemen are 10-10 against the over/under this year
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key UMass Minutemen Injuries
11/05/17 G Jaylen Brantley Heart is out for season
02/02/18 F Chris Baldwin Knee is "?" Saturday vs Dayton
01/22/18 C Rashaan Holloway Academics is out for season
Darrell Davis averages 16.5 points per contest while playing 35.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 87%. Josh Cunningham averages 16.1 points per contest in 31 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.6 assists per game and 8.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 68% for the season while his free throw percentage is 68%.
Luwane Pipkins scores 20.2 points per contest while playing 34.5 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 3.5 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Carl Pierre averages 11.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.1 rebounds per game and has 1.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton averages 72.4 points per contest this year, which is 224th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 35th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 191st in Division 1. They average 31.4 boards per contest and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 337th and 58th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 147th with 13.6 per game. The Flyers allow 72.3 points per contest, which is 179th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 264th and 316th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 31.9 rebounds a game which ranks 41st, and they allow 13.9 assists per game which puts them in 220th place in college basketball. They force 12.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 92nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
UMass is 266th in the country with 70.3 points per contest this season. They are 177th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is -1.9. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 69th in Division 1. They are 273rd in the country in rebounding with 33.7 boards per contest and 95th in assists per game with 15.0. The Minutemen are 158th in turnovers per contest with 13.5. The Minutemen give up 72.2 points per game, which ranks them 177th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 226th and 209th in those defensive statistics. They rank 312th with 15.6 dimes allowed per game and 102nd with 33.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Minutemen are 56th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Flyers are 115th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 107.1 is ranked 289th. In terms of pace they are 302nd in the country with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 29th. As a team they are 33rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 22nd in Division 1. Dayton is 58th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 292nd in the nation.
UMass is 95th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 199th in Division 1. The Minutemen are 272nd in the nation in defensive rating with 106, and their offensive rating of 103.3 is ranked 206th. They are 305th in D-1 in pace with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 149th. As a unit they are 167th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 152nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Dayton/UMass college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dayton -1.5
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