Dayton vs Saint Louis Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/17/2020
Game: Dayton Flyers vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Friday, January 17, 2020
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Saint Louis +9
The Dayton Flyers travel to Chaifetz Arena to play the Saint Louis Billikens on Friday, January 17, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Dayton as 9 point favorites.
Dayton comes into this game with an overall record of 15-2. They currently have a point differential of 18.2 as they are averaging 83.1 points per game while giving up 64.9 per contest. Saint Louis has an overall mark of 14-3. They are averaging 72.3 points per contest and giving up 64.8, which is a point differential of 7.5.
Valuable Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 10-6-1 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 11-6-0 against the over/under
Important Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 9-7-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 10-6-0 against the over/under
Key Dayton Flyers Injuries
11/11/19 C Moulaye Sissoko Redshirt is out for season
01/10/20 F Chase Johnson Left Team is out for season
Key Saint Louis Billikens Injuries
12/21/19 G Gibson Jimerson Foot is out for season
01/08/20 G Fred Thatch Jr. Leg is out indefinitely
Obi Toppin comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 29.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 71%. Jalen Crutcher averages 13.3 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jordan Goodwin averages 16.1 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. Hasahn French averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.2 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 34%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton averages 83.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 5th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 18.2 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a team, which has them ranked 1st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 37th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 19.2 assists per game, which ranks them 195th and 1st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 235th with 12.9 per game. The Flyers allow 64.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 150th and 207th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 35th and they give up 11.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 72nd place in Division 1. They force 15.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 260th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis is 154th in the country with 72.3 points per game this year. They are 149th in Division 1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.5. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 233rd in the nation. They are 20th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game, and 107th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Billikens are 222nd in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Billikens surrender 64.8 points per contest, which ranks them 78th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 58th and 206th in those defensive statistics. They rank 68th with 11.1 assists allowed per contest and 169th with 35.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Billikens are 267th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.2 per game.
The Flyers are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 117.7. In terms of pace they are 204th in the country with 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 60% is 1st. As a team they are 1st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 120th in Division 1. Dayton is 228th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions.
Saint Louis is 262nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Billikens are 168th in the country in offensive rating with 102.1. In terms of pace they are 161st in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 230th. As a team they are 283rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 324th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Dayton/Saint Louis college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Saint Louis +9
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