Western Michigan at Dayton College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2018
Wednesday, December 19, 2018
University of Dayton Arena
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The Western Michigan Broncos head to University of Dayton Arena to take on the Dayton Flyers on Wednesday, December 19, 2018. The opening line for this game has Dayton as 11.5 point favorites.
Western Michigan heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 2.8 as they are averaging 75.1 points per contest while giving up 72.3 per game. Dayton has an overall mark of 5-5. They are averaging 72.2 points per contest and giving up 66.9, which is a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Western Michigan Broncos Betting Trends
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-4-0 against the spread this season
The Western Michigan Broncos are 5-4-0 against the over/under this year
Important Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 5-5-0 against the spread this season
The Dayton Flyers are 5-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Western Michigan Broncos Injuries
11/20/18 G Bryce Moore Knee is out for season
11/09/18 G Jason Whitens Knee is out for season
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
12/03/18 G Jhery Matos Foot is out indefinitely
Seth Dugan comes into this game averaging 16.6 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 62% while his free throw percentage is 57%. Michael Flowers averages 15.3 points per contest in 30.4 minutes per game. He averages 3.6 assists per game and 4.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Josh Cunningham scores 14.8 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.9 rebounds per contest and has 1.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Jalen Crutcher averages 13.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.6 rebounds per game and has 5.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 61%.
Useful Team Statistics
Western Michigan averages 75.1 points per contest, which is 169th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 2.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 157th. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 171st in the nation. They average 39.4 boards per contest and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 64th and 263rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 49th with 15.5 per game. The Broncos allow 72.3 points per contest, which is 204th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 117th and 232nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 102nd, and they allow 13.0 assists per game which puts them in 180th place in the country. They force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 8th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton is 239th in the nation with 72.2 points per contest this season. They are 40th in the country in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 219th in the NCAA. They are 247th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.0 boards per contest and 59th in assists per game with 15.8. The Flyers are 242nd in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Flyers give up 66.9 points per game, which ranks them 72nd in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 141st and 164th in those defensive statistics. They rank 177th with 13.0 dimes allowed per game and 42nd with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Flyers are 45th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Broncos are 149th in the nation in offensive rating with 105.9. In terms of pace they are 250th in the country with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 146th. As a team they are 132nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 103rd in Division 1. Western Michigan is 48th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.8 times per 100 possessions.
Dayton is 163rd 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 106.8, which is ranked 133rd. They are 311th in D-1 in pace with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 78th. As a unit they are 105th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 268th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Western Michigan/Dayton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Western Michigan +11.5
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