Dayton vs Saint Joseph's NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/5/2020
Game: Dayton Flyers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Sunday, January 5, 2020
Location: Hagan Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Joseph's +16
The Dayton Flyers travel to Hagan Arena to play the Saint Joseph's Hawks on Sunday, January 5, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Dayton as 16 point favorites.
Dayton heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-2. They currently have a point differential of 18.1 as they are averaging 83.3 points per contest while giving up 65.1 per game. Saint Joseph's has an overall mark of 3-10. They are averaging 70.1 points per contest and giving up 81.8, which is a point differential of -11.8.
Valuable Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 8-5-1 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 9-5-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Joseph's Hawks Betting Trends
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 6-7-0 against the spread
The Saint Joseph's Hawks are 6-6-1 against the over/under
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
11/11/19 C Moulaye Sissoko Redshirt is out for season
01/04/20 F Chase Johnson Illness is questionable Sunday vs St. Josephs
Key Saint Joseph's Hawks Injuries
11/27/19 F Taylor Funk Hand is out indefinitely
Obi Toppin comes into this contest averaging 19.8 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 68%. Jalen Crutcher averages 13.1 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.0 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 93%.
Ryan Daly averages 19.5 points per game while playing 33.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.9 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Myles Douglas averages 8.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton averages 83.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 8th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 18.1 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 19th in the nation. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game, which ranks them 228th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 236th with 12.9 per game. The Flyers allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 91st in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 166th and 239th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 11.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 85th place in Division 1. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 226th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Joseph's is 226th in the country with 70.1 points per game this year. They are 339th in Division 1 in shooting at 38%, while their average scoring margin is -11.8. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 311th in the nation. They are 159th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.7 boards per game, and 206th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Hawks are 207th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Hawks surrender 81.8 points per contest, which ranks them 344th in D-1. Their defense allows a 46% shooting percentage and a 39% average from 3-point range, ranking them 308th and 342nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 246th with 13.5 assists allowed per contest and 339th with 40.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hawks are 15th in country in forcing turnovers with 11.2 per game.
The Flyers are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 118.6. In terms of pace they are 245th in the country with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 61% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 63% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 114th in Division 1. Dayton is 214th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Joseph's is 263rd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Hawks have an offensive rating of 95.1, which is ranked 286th. They are 51st in D-1 in pace with 73.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 323rd. As a unit they are 326th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 50% of their shot attempts, ranking 3rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Dayton/Saint Joseph's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's +16
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