Dayton vs VCU Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 2/18/2020
Game: Dayton Flyers vs VCU Rams
Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: VCU +3.5
The Dayton Flyers head to Stuart C. Siegel Center to take on the VCU Rams on Tuesday, February 18, 2020. The opening line for this game has Dayton as 3.5 point favorites.
Dayton heads into this matchup with a mark of 23-2. They currently have a point differential of 15.6 as they are averaging 81.2 points per contest while giving up 65.6 per game. VCU has an overall record of 17-8. They are averaging 72.0 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 7.7.
Valuable Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 13-11-1 against the spread this season
The Dayton Flyers are 16-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 9-16-0 against the spread this season
The VCU Rams are 12-12-1 against the over/under this year
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 VCU Rams Injuries
02/17/20 G Marcus Evans Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Dayton
Obi Toppin comes into this game averaging 19.7 points per contest while playing 31.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 56% while his free throw percentage is 71%. Jalen Crutcher averages 14.8 points per contest in 33.5 minutes per game. He averages 5.1 assists per game and 3.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% for the season while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Marcus Santos-Silva scores 12.7 points per contest while playing 26.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.8 rebounds per contest and has 0.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. De'Riante Jenkins averages 11.0 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.0 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton averages 81.2 points per contest, which is 7th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 52% as a unit, which has them ranked 1st. From 3-point territory they shoot 37%, which is good for 29th in the nation. They average 35.1 boards per contest and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 200th and 2nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 221st with 12.8 per game. The Flyers allow 65.6 points per contest, which is 76th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 99th and 215th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 47th, and they allow 11.3 assists per game which puts them in 78th place in the country. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 188th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU is 145th in the nation with 72.0 points per contest this season. They are 207th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 7.7. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 105th in the NCAA. They are 247th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.1 boards per contest and 151st in assists per game with 13.4. The Rams are 231st in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Rams give up 64.3 points per game, which ranks them 54th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 83rd and 182nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 100th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 268th with 36.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Rams are 342nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 17.8 per contest this year.
The Flyers are 2nd in the nation in offensive rating with 116.3. In terms of pace they are 214th in the country with 68.8 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 39% of their shots, ranking 118th in Division 1. Dayton is 196th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions.
VCU is 232nd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Rams are 156th in the country in offensive rating with 102.4. In terms of pace they are 127th in Division 1 with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 189th. As a team they are 177th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shots, ranking 182nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Dayton/VCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Dayton -3.5
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