Dayton at VCU Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/16/2019
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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The Dayton Flyers travel to Siegel Center to play the VCU Rams on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has VCU as 2 point favorites.
Dayton heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. VCU has an overall record of 11-5. They are averaging 69.1 points per game and surrendering 62.8, good for a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 6-9-1 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 9-7-0 against the over/under
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 8-7-1 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 4-12-0 against the over/under
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
12/03/18 G Jhery Matos Foot is out indefinitely
Key VCU Rams Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh Cunningham comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 28.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 61%. Jalen Crutcher averages 13.6 points per game in 35.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.0 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Marcus Evans averages 13.5 points per game while playing 25.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton averages 74.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 157th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team, which has them ranked 5th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 214th in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 242nd and 20th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 12.4 per game. The Flyers allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 89th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 101st and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 37th and they give up 13.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 227th place in Division 1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 65th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 289th in the country with 69.1 points per game this year. They are 296th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 336th in the nation. They are 128th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.8 boards per game, and 222nd in assists per contest with 13.1. The Rams are 67th in turnovers per game with 14.9. The Rams surrender 62.8 points per contest, which ranks them 18th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 29th with 10.5 assists allowed per contest and 299th with 37.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Rams are 322nd in country in forcing turnovers with 16.7 per game.
The Flyers are 76th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.5. In terms of pace they are 270th in the country with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 16th. As a team they are 31st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 266th in Division 1. Dayton is 187th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 63rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.2 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 292nd in the country in offensive rating with 97.4. In terms of pace they are 197th in Division 1 with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 293rd. As a team they are 289th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 74th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Dayton/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take VCU -2
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