Georgia Southern at Dayton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/29/2018
Saturday, December 29, 2018
University of Dayton Arena
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The Georgia Southern Eagles travel to University of Dayton Arena to play the Dayton Flyers on Saturday, December 29, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Dayton as 7.5 point favorites.
Georgia Southern comes into this game with an overall record of 8-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 87.0 points per game while giving up 76.8 per contest. Dayton has an overall mark of 7-5. They are averaging 74.0 points per contest and giving up 67.5, which is a point differential of 6.5.
Valuable Georgia Southern Eagles Betting Trends
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Georgia Southern Eagles are 6-4-0 against the over/under
Important Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 5-6-1 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 7-5-0 against the over/under
Key Georgia Southern Eagles Injuries
11/09/18 F Simeon Carter Hernia is out indefinitely
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
12/03/18 G Jhery Matos Foot is out indefinitely
Tookie Brown comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. Quan Jackson averages 15.4 points per game in 29.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Josh Cunningham averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 65% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Jalen Crutcher averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 5.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Southern averages 87.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 11th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 311th in the nation. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 183rd and 213th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 161st with 13.7 per game. The Eagles allow 76.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 281st in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 232nd and 202nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 243rd and they give up 14.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 275th place in Division 1. They force 18.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton is 188th in the country with 74.0 points per game this year. They are 8th in Division 1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 6.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 251st in the nation. They are 252nd in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.8 boards per game, and 40th in assists per contest with 16.4. The Flyers are 247th in turnovers per game with 12.6. The Flyers surrender 67.5 points per contest, which ranks them 90th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 124th and 174th in those defensive statistics. They rank 173rd with 12.9 assists allowed per contest and 36th with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Flyers are 38th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per game.
The Eagles have an offensive rating of 109, which is ranked 96th. They are 9th in college basketball in pace with 79 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 43rd. As a unit they are 61st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 306th in D-1. Georgia Southern is 251st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Dayton is 164th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions. The Flyers have an offensive rating of 109.1, which is ranked 93rd. They are 291st in D-1 in pace with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 30th. As a unit they are 43rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 284th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Southern/Dayton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dayton -7.5
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