Saint Louis Billikens vs Dayton Flyers Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/8/2020
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Saturday, February 8, 2020
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Dayton -14
The Saint Louis Billikens travel to UD Arena to play the Dayton Flyers on Saturday, February 8, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Dayton as 14 point favorites.
Saint Louis heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-6. They currently have a point differential of 5.3 as they are averaging 71.4 points per contest while giving up 66.1 per game. Dayton has an overall record of 20-2. They are averaging 82.1 points per game and surrendering 65.6, good for a point differential of 16.5.
Valuable Saint Louis Billikens Betting Trends
The Saint Louis Billikens are 11-11-0 against the spread
The Saint Louis Billikens are 14-8-0 against the over/under
Important Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 12-9-1 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 15-7-0 against the over/under
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
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
Jordan Goodwin comes into this contest averaging 15.0 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 54%. Javonte Perkins averages 13.5 points per game in 26.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
Obi Toppin averages 19.7 points per game while playing 31.0 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 8.0 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 72%. Jalen Crutcher averages 14.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
Saint Louis averages 71.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 169th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 5.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 193rd. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 205th in the nation. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 14.0 assists per game, which ranks them 22nd and 111th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 255th with 12.5 per game. The Billikens allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 96th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 62nd and 189th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.8 rebounds a game which ranks 168th and they give up 11.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 67th place in Division 1. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 249th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton is 4th in the country with 82.1 points per game this year. They are 1st in Division 1 in shooting at 53%, while their average scoring margin is 16.5. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 25th in the nation. They are 208th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.1 boards per game, and 2nd in assists per contest with 18.8. The Flyers are 222nd in turnovers per game with 12.8. The Flyers surrender 65.6 points per contest, which ranks them 86th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 136th and 251st in those defensive statistics. They rank 79th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 37th with 31.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Flyers are 225th in country in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game.
The Billikens have an offensive rating of 101.8, which is ranked 168th. They are 211th in college basketball in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 261st. As a unit they are 304th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 332nd in D-1. Saint Louis is 291st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions.
Dayton is 201st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Flyers have an offensive rating of 117.2, which is ranked 2nd. They are 221st in D-1 in pace with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 60% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 101st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Saint Louis/Dayton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dayton -14
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