VCU at Dayton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
University of Dayton Arena
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The VCU Rams travel to University of Dayton Arena to play the Dayton Flyers on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dayton as 2 point favorites.
VCU heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.2 as they are averaging 78.1 points per contest while giving up 73.8 per game. Dayton has an overall record of 8-8. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 70.7, good for a point differential of 0.9.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 7-6 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 6-7 against the over/under this year
Important Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 7-9 against the spread this season
The Dayton Flyers are 8-8 against the over/under this year
Key VCU Rams Injuries
11/10/17 G Marcus Evans Transferred is out for season
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
No key injuries to report
De'Riante Jenkins averages 13.5 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%. Justin Tillman averages 17.7 points per game while playing 29 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 0.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Josh Cunningham averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 69% and his free throw percentage is 67%. Darrell Davis averages 17 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rams allow 73.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 216th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 222nd and 132nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd, and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 197th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 137th in college basketball. VCU averages 78.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 100th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 4.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 148th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 100th in D-1. They average 38.6 rebounds per game and 14.9 assists per game, which ranks them 67th and 116th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 137th with 13.8 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers surrender 70.7 points per contest, which ranks them 139th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 37% average from 3-point range, ranking them 227th and 281st in those defensive statistics. They rank 214th with 13.9 assists allowed per contest, and 66th with 32.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Flyers are 138th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season. Dayton is 246th in Division 1 with 71.6 points per game this year. They are 82nd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 0.9. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 266th in the nation. They are 331st in college basketball in rebounding with 32.0 boards per game and 121st in assists per contest with 14.9. The Flyers are 133rd in turnovers per game with 13.9.
The Rams are 185th in the country in defensive rating with 101.6, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 126th. They are 111th in college basketball in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 142nd. As a unit they are 149th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 155th in D-1. VCU is 174th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 202nd in the country.
Dayton is 61st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 268th in Division 1. The Flyers are 242nd in the nation in defensive rating with 104, and their offensive rating of 105.3 is ranked 168th. They are 306th in D-1 in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 65th. As a unit they are 65th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shot attempts, ranking 36th in the country.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Dayton college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Dayton -2
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