Rhode Island at Dayton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/20/2018
Saturday, January 20, 2018
University of Dayton Arena
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The Rhode Island Rams travel to University of Dayton Arena to play the Dayton Flyers on Saturday, January 20, 2018. The opening line for this game has Rhode Island as 4.5 point favorites.
Rhode Island heads into this matchup with a mark of 14-3. They currently have a point differential of 10.5 as they are averaging 76.8 points per contest while giving up 66.3 per game. Dayton has an overall mark of 9-9. They are averaging 73.2 points per contest and giving up 71.7, which is a point differential of 1.4.
Valuable Rhode Island Rams Betting Trends
The Rhode Island Rams are 8-6 against the spread this season
The Rhode Island Rams are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Important Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 8-10 against the spread this season
The Dayton Flyers are 9-9 against the over/under this year
Key Rhode Island Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
01/19/18 G John Crosby Illness is "?" Saturday vs Rhode Island
Jared Terrell averages 17.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 86%. E.C. Matthews averages 13.6 points per game in 25.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Darrell Davis averages 17.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Josh Cunningham averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.8 rebounds per contest and 1.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 67% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Rhode Island averages 76.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 113th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 112th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 122nd in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 234th and 112th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 331st with 11.1 per game. The Rams allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 46th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 204th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 139th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 15th place in college basketball. They force 16.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 328th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton is 205th in the country with 73.2 points per game this year. They are 59th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.4. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 208th in college basketball. They are 325th in the nation in rebounding with 32.1 boards per game, and 60th in assists per contest with 15.9. The Flyers are 153rd in turnovers per game with 13.6. The Flyers surrender 71.7 points per contest, which ranks them 165th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 249th and 288th in those defensive statistics. They rank 222nd with 13.9 assists allowed per contest and 68th with 32.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Flyers are 133rd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Rams are 88th in the nation in offensive rating with 109, and their defensive rating of 94.1 is ranked 36th. In terms of pace they are 180th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 174th. As a team they are 172nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 325th in Division 1. Rhode Island is 330th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 48%, which is 92nd in the nation.
Dayton is 79th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 278th in Division 1. The Flyers are 255th in the nation in defensive rating with 104.8, and their offensive rating of 106.9 is ranked 124th. They are 284th in D-1 in pace with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 45th. As a unit they are 46th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 21st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Rhode Island/Dayton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dayton +4.5
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