Northern Kentucky Norse vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northern Kentucky Norse vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Northern Kentucky (+13.5)
UD Arena is the venue where and the Dayton Flyers (1-1) will take on the Northern Kentucky Norse (2-1) on Tuesday. Northern Kentucky opens this matchup as 13.5-point dogs. The over/under opens at 139.5.
Northern Kentucky will take the court with a win-loss mark of 2-1 on the year. They are averaging 73.3 points per contest (171st in college hoops) while connecting on 43.3% from the floor. The Norse are shooting 29.6% from downtown (21 of 71) and 57.8% from the free throw line. As a team, Northern Kentucky is pulling in 39.7 rebounds per game and has racked up 38 assists this year, which has them ranked 185th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 12.7 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 19.0 fouls per contest. When they are on defense, the Norse are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 21.3 personal fouls. The Norse defensively are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 47.7% (83 of 174) and they concede 37.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They currently rank 152nd in D-1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 41 conceded on the year. They are relinquishing 30.0% from 3-point land and they are ranked 177th in college basketball in points per game allowed (72.3).
The Northern Kentucky Norse played the Chattanooga Mocs and took a loss by a final of 79-72 in their last game. Northern Kentucky finished the contest having earned a 50.0% field goal percentage (29 of 58) and converted 7 of 16 shots from distance. When they shot from the free throw line, the Norse converted 7 of 14 shots for a percentage of 50.0%. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 34 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 12 assists for this game in addition to earning 7 steals and 2 blocked shots. In regard to defending, Northern Kentucky allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 29 out of 58. Chattanooga earned 15 assists and 6 steals for the game. Moreover, the Mocs had 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Chattanooga finished shooting 64.7% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of their 17 shots. They also converted 4 out of their 14 attempts from downtown.
Bryson Langdon is a guy who saw a lot of minutes in this game. He ended up with 10 points on 3 out of 7 shooting. He saw the court for 36 mins and pulled down 2 boards. Langdon finished shooting 42.9% from the field and dished out 4 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of action in the game for the Norse was Trevon Faulkner. He grabbed 4 boards and also had 4 assists. He finished shooting 50.0% from the floor for this contest by connecting on 6-of-12 (13 points). When the final whistle was blown, Faulkner was on the court for 33 minutes.
Dayton has a record of 1-1 so far this year. Dayton has accounted for 130 points this season (65.0 per game) and they average 32.0 boards per game. The Flyers are responsible for committing 14.5 fouls every game and they hit 74.3% from the charity stripe. In terms of offensive execution, the Flyers are hitting on 49.5% from the field, which is 105th in D-1. They are earning an assist 13.5 times per contest (166th in Division 1) and they cough up possession 17.0 times per contest. The Flyers defensively are ranked 92nd in the nation in points allowed per game with 64.5. The Dayton defense concedes 36.4% on 3-pointers (12 of 33) and opponents are converting on 72.4% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 10.0 dimes and 31.0 rebounds on a nightly basis, ranking them 58th and 49th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 14.5 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (114th in college hoops).
In their last game, the Dayton Flyers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 66-64 when they played the SMU Mustangs. The Flyers were able to pull down 24 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the matchup. They rejected 3 tries while earning 6 steals for the contest. The Mustangs had 19 fouls for this game which got the Flyers to the free throw line for a total of 19 attempts. They were able to convert 15 of them for a percentage of 78.9%. In reference to three-point shots, Dayton buried 5 of 16 attempts (31.3%). When all was said and done, the Flyers finished the game shooting 22 for 46 from the field which had them shooting 47.8%. The Flyers allowed the Mustangs to convert 22 out of their 58 tries from the floor which gave them a percentage of 37.9% in this contest. They shot 30.0% from distance by hitting 6 out of 20 and ended up going 16 of 20 at the free throw line (80.0%). In reference to how they attacked the glass, Dayton allowed SMU to get 27 in total (9 on the offensive glass).
Ibi Watson was pivotal for the Flyers for this contest. He made 9 out of 14 in the game for a field goal percentage of 64.3%, which gave him 23 points. Watson pulled down 6 rebounds in his 40 mins and added 2 assists for the contest. Someone else that ended up playing a role for Dayton was Chase Johnson. He finished with 14 points in his 36 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 out of 9 shooting in the game. Johnson wrapped this one up going 55.6% from the field in addition to earning 2 dimes and 3 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Dayton (-13.5) and under 139.5 points
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