La Salle Explorers vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 12/30/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: La Salle Explorers vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Wednesday, December 30, 2020
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: La Salle (+12.5)
The La Salle Explorers (3-5) are headed to UD Arena on Wednesday where they'll meet the Dayton Flyers (4-1). Dayton opens this game as 12.5-point favorites. The total is set at 133.
La Salle comes into this matchup with a mark of 3-5 so far this season. They lose possession via turnover 15.4 times per contest and as a unit they commit 18.1 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, La Salle is pulling in 34.8 boards per game and is sitting with 106 dimes for the year, which ranks 127th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Explorers are hitting 38.7% on 3-point shots (67 of 173) and 66.0% from the free throw line. They average 65.1 points per contest (291st in Division 1) while hitting 43.0% from the field. When they are on defense, the Explorers are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and they draw 14.5 fouls. The Explorers defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 41.8% (195 of 467) and they relinquish 36.4 boards per game as a team. They are 255th in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 110 conceded on the year. They relinquish 29.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are 146th in Division 1 in PPG allowed (68.4).
The La Salle Explorers faced off with the Maryland Terrapins and ended up losing by a score of 84-71 in their last game. La Salle ended the game having earned a 43.1% field goal percentage (25 of 58) and converted 14 of their 29 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Explorers buried 7 of 11 attempts for a percentage of 63.6%. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned 35 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 13 assists in the matchup as well as earning 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. In terms of the defense, La Salle allowed their opponent to shoot 43.1% from the field on 25 out of 58 shooting. Maryland earned 14 assists and had 7 steals for this game. In addition, the Terrapins pulled down 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive) and added 2 blocked shots. Maryland finished 70.8% from the charity stripe by making 17 of 24 attempts. They also knocked down 7 of their 28 tries from beyond the arc.
Sherif Kenney is someone who came through in the matchup. He was able to score 16 points on 5 of 9 shooting. He was on the court for 20 mins played and also grabbed 2 rebounds. Kenney ended up going 55.6% from the field and also recorded 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Explorers was Clifton Moore. He collected 4 boards and also accumulated 2 assists. He finished the contest at 80.0% from the field for the game via 4-of-5 (12 points). When the game finished, Moore played for 20 minutes.
Dayton has a record of 4-1 this season. The Flyers have committed 16.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 72.5% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.4 times per game (134th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 18.0 times per contest. Dayton has accounted for 346 points this season (69.2 per contest) and they pull down 31.4 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Flyers are hitting on 51.0% from the field, which has them ranked 41st in college basketball. The Flyers on the defensive side of the court are 112th in college hoops in points allowed per contest with 66.6. They have relinquished 10.2 dimes and 33.2 boards per game, which is 44th and 100th in the country. The Dayton defense allows 30.5% on 3-point shots (29 of 95) and opponents are making 58.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have forced 15.0 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.1% from the field (132nd in the nation).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Dayton Flyers went home victorious with a score of 65-62 when they faced the Ole Miss Rebels. The Flyers collected 18 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive boards for a total of 20 in this game. They also stuffed 2 tries while earning 8 steals in the game. The Rebels had 20 personal fouls for the contest which got the Flyers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 shots. They were able to make 11 of them for a percentage of 61.1%. When talking about shots from downtown, Dayton converted 8 of 15 attempts (53.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Flyers walked away from this one shooting 23 for 45 from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.1%. The Flyers allowed the Rebels to knock down 24 out of their 59 attempts from the floor which left them shooting 40.7% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 33.3% from beyond the arc via 7 out of 21 and finished the game at 7 of 12 from the free throw line (58.3%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Dayton allowed Ole Miss to collect 37 overall (12 offensive).
Jalen Crutcher ended up being a major contributor for the Flyers in the matchup. He made 7 out of 12 in this contest giving him a field goal percentage of 58.3%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Crutcher snagged 4 rebounds in his 38 mins and had 4 assists in the matchup. One more player who came through for Dayton was Rodney Chatman. He left the arena with 21 points in 35 minutes on the court by going 8 out of 13 shooting in the game. Chatman ended the game having shot 61.5% from the field while collecting 4 dimes and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take La Salle (+12.5)
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