Dayton at Saint Louis Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 2/5/2019
Tuesday, February 5, 2019
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The Dayton Flyers travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Tuesday, February 5, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Saint Louis as 2.5 point favorites.
Dayton comes into this game with an overall record of 15-7. They currently have a point differential of 6.8 as they are averaging 74.5 points per game while giving up 67.7 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall mark of 14-8. They are averaging 66.9 points per contest and giving up 63.6, which is a point differential of 3.2.
Valuable Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 8-12-2 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 11-11-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 7-14-1 against the over/under
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
12/03/18 G Jhery Matos Foot is out for season
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
11/09/18 F Elliott Welmer Foot is out indefinitely
01/03/19 F Carte'Are Gordon Transferred has left team
Obadiah Toppin averages 13.5 points per game in 23.9 minutes per contest. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 69% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Josh Cunningham comes into this contest averaging 14.3 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 58%.
Tramaine Isabell averages 10.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 30.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Javon Bess averages 15.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 86th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 77th and 161st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 55th, and they give up 13.0 assists per contest which puts them in 166th place in the NCAA. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 30th in the nation. Dayton averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 146th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 6.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 265th in D-1. They average 35.6 rebounds per game and 17.0 assists per contest, which ranks them 184th and 16th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 270th with 12.2 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Billikens surrender 63.6 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 40th and 20th in those defensive statistics. They rank 76th with 11.7 assists allowed per contest, and 103rd with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 202nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Saint Louis is 313th in the country with 66.9 points per game this year. They are 313th in the D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 3.2. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 321st in the nation. They are 23rd in the country in rebounding with 39.9 boards per game and 228th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Billikens are 118th in turnovers per game with 13.8.
The Flyers are 62nd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.6. In terms of pace they are 293rd in the country with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 56% is 17th. As a team they are 32nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 267th in Division 1. Dayton is 201st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 130th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens have an offensive rating of 97.5, which is ranked 300th. They are 245th in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 330th. As a unit they are 335th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 316th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Dayton/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Louis -2.5
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