Ole Miss Rebels vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 12/19/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Ole Miss Rebels vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Saturday, December 19, 2020
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Ole Miss (-2)
UD Arena is the venue where and the Dayton Flyers (3-1) will take on the Ole Miss Rebels (4-0) on Saturday. Ole Miss opens this contest as 2-point favorites. The total opens at 133.5.
Ole Miss enters this matchup with a win-loss record of 4-0 for the campaign. The Rebels are connecting on 24.0% on shots from distance (18 of 75) and 70.6% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 74.0 pts per game (169th in the country) while shooting 46.4% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 13.5 times per contest and as a team they are committing 18.0 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Ole Miss is snagging 38.3 rebounds per game and has accounted for 59 assists so far this year, which is 222nd in D-1 in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Rebels are forcing 21.5 turnovers per game while drawing 20.0 personal fouls. They are ranked 30th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 32 relinquished so far this season. The Rebels defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 34.0% (70 of 206) and they relinquish 35.0 boards per game as a group. They surrender 29.0% on shots from downtown while they are 4th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (52.0).
The Ole Miss Rebels took the court against the MTSU Blue Raiders and walked away with a win by a score of 70-51 in their last contest. Ole Miss ended the contest with a 54.9% field goal percentage (28 out of 51) and buried 2 of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Rebels made 12 of 19 tries for a rate of 63.2%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 33 with 4 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 7 assists in the matchup in addition to getting 11 steals and 2 blocks. In the matter of defense, Ole Miss allowed their opponent to shoot 54.9% from the field on 28 out of 51. MTSU recorded 4 assists and 5 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Blue Raiders collected 29 boards (9 offensive, 20 defensive) and got 2 blocks. MTSU finished shooting 80.0% at the free throw line by converting 12 of 15 attempts. They made 5 of 22 tries from downtown.
Romello White is a player who was important for the matchup. He finished with 16 points on 7 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 32 minutes and grabbed 6 boards. White finished shooting 87.5% from the field and totaled 2 assists. An additional guy that saw a lot of minutes in this matchup for the Rebels was Devontae Shuler. He collected 3 rebounds and tallied 2 dimes. He ended up going 33.3% from the field for this contest by shooting 3-of-9 (10 points). When the final whistle blew, Shuler was on the hardwood for 31 min.
Dayton has a mark of 3-1 this season. Dayton has accounted for 281 points this season (70.3 per contest) and they collect 33.0 boards per game. The Flyers are responsible for committing 16.5 fouls per game and they hit 75.3% from the free throw line. As an offensive unit, the Flyers are connecting on 51.0% from the field, which is 58th in the nation. They are earning an assist 15.3 times per contest (90th in Division 1) and they are giving up possession 18.0 times per game. The Flyers on defense are ranked 138th in D-1 in PPG given up with 67.8. The Dayton defense allows 29.7% on 3-point attempts (22 of 74) and opponents are connecting on 58.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 10.5 dimes and 31.3 rebounds on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 66th and 56th in Division 1. They have forced 14.5 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 41.2% from the floor (136th in college basketball).
The last time they took the court, the Dayton Flyers took home the win by a final score of 85-82 when they played the Mississippi State Bulldogs. The Flyers recorded 24 defensive rebounds and 3 offensive boards totaling 27 for this contest. They also blocked 4 shots while recording 5 steals in this matchup. The Bulldogs committed 21 personal fouls in the game which took the Flyers to the charity stripe for a total of 26 shots. They were able to convert 19 of those for a clip of 73.1%. In relation to three-point attempts, Dayton buried 8 of 22 attempts (36.4%). When all was said and done, the Flyers finished shooting 29 for 55 from the floor which had them shooting 52.7%. The Flyers allowed the Bulldogs to make 34 out of 75 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.3% for this game. They shot 29.4% from downtown by shooting 5 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 9 of 22 from the free throw line (40.9%). With respect to cleaning up the glass, Dayton permitted Mississippi State to snag 30 in total (14 offensive).
Jalen Crutcher pitched in for the Flyers for the matchup. He buried 8 out of 18 for the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 44.4%, which had him sitting at 23 points. Crutcher pulled down 2 rebounds in his 50 minutes and had 4 assists for this game. Another guy that ended up being a major factor for Dayton was Ibi Watson. He accumulated 21 points in 48 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 out of 12 shooting for the contest. Watson walked away from this one going 41.7% from the field while also totaling 5 dimes and 4 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ole Miss (-2)
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