VCU vs Dayton Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: VCU Rams vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Dayton -4
The VCU Rams travel to UD Arena to play the Dayton Flyers on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Dayton as 4 point favorites.
VCU comes into this game with an overall record of 12-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 70.9 points per game while giving up 60.9 per contest. Dayton has an overall mark of 14-2. They are averaging 83.4 points per contest and giving up 64.9, which is a point differential of 18.4.
Valuable VCU Rams Betting Trends
The VCU Rams are 4-12-0 against the spread
The VCU Rams are 6-10-0 against the over/under
Important Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Dayton Flyers are 9-6-1 against the spread
The Dayton Flyers are 10-6-0 against the over/under
Key VCU Rams Injuries
12/16/19 G Malik Crowfield Wrist 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
Marcus Santos-Silva comes into this contest averaging 13.1 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 8.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 58%. Marcus Evans averages 11.1 points per game in 24.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.8 assists per contest and 1.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Obi Toppin averages 19.3 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.4 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 70%. Jalen Crutcher averages 12.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.0 rebounds per contest and 5.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 87%.
Useful Team Statistics
VCU averages 70.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 201st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 231st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 101st in the nation. They average 34.3 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 255th and 175th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 212th with 13.2 per game. The Rams allow 60.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 28th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 90th and 162nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 202nd and they give up 10.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 31st place in Division 1. They force 18.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 342nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Dayton is 5th in the country with 83.4 points per game this year. They are 1st in Division 1 in shooting at 52%, while their average scoring margin is 18.4. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 29th in the nation. They are 198th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 19.4. The Flyers are 264th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Flyers surrender 64.9 points per contest, which ranks them 81st in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 148th and 255th in those defensive statistics. They rank 74th with 11.3 assists allowed per contest and 36th with 31.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Flyers are 258th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per game.
The Rams have an offensive rating of 101.4, which is ranked 176th. They are 186th in college basketball in pace with 69.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 200th. As a unit they are 171st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 126th in D-1. VCU is 192nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Dayton is 258th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Flyers have an offensive rating of 118.2, which is ranked 2nd. They are 208th in D-1 in pace with 69.5 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 121st in the country.
Who will win tonight's VCU/Dayton college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Dayton -4
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