Dayton Flyers vs George Washington Colonials Prediction, 1/17/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs George Washington Colonials
Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021
Location: Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, DC
Odds/Point Spread: Dayton (-7.5)
The George Washington Colonials (3-8) play the Dayton Flyers (7-3) at Charles E. Smith Center on Sunday. Dayton opens this matchup as 7.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 144.
Dayton heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 7-3 so far this season. They are averaging 70.0 pts per contest (228th in D-1) while going 49.9% from the field. The Flyers are hitting 37.4% on shots beyond the perimeter (73 of 195) and 75.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Dayton is snagging 31.6 boards per game and is sitting with 132 dimes this season, which has them ranked 201st in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.6 times per contest and as a team they commit 14.7 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Flyers are forcing their opponents into 13.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.7 fouls. They relinquish 33.0% on three-point shots and they are ranked 87th in the country in PPG allowed (66.1). The Flyers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 43.0% (256 of 595) and they relinquish 31.1 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are ranked 109th in the nation in allowing assists to the opposition with 113 relinquished for the season.
The Dayton Flyers faced the Duquesne Dukes and walked away with a win by a score of 72-63 in their last game. Dayton finished the contest having earned a 43.1% FG percentage (22 of 51) and buried 10 of 24 shots from 3-point land. From the charity stripe, the Flyers made 18 of their 23 attempts for a rate of 78.3%. When it comes to hauling in rebounds, they earned 34 with 5 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 assists in this matchup as well as getting 3 steals and 4 rejections. In reference to defense, Dayton allowed their opponent to shoot 43.1% from the field on 22 out of 51 shooting. Duquesne recorded 13 dimes and had 3 steals in this matchup. Furthurmore, the Dukes pulled down 34 rebounds (12 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 4 blocks. Duquesne walked away from this one shooting 47.1% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of their 17 shots. They also made 3 of their 17 shots from beyond the perimeter.
Ibi Watson is one guy who was important for this game. He left the arena with 19 points on 6 out of 15 shooting. He saw the court for 35 minutes and collected 5 rebounds. Watson shot 40.0% from the field and recorded 2 dimes. Someone else that was a determining factor in this game for the Flyers was Jalen Crutcher. He had 5 rebounds and earned 3 assists. He ended up going 57.1% from the field for the matchup by connecting on 8-of-14 (18 points). Overall, Crutcher played for 37 minutes.
George Washington has a win-loss mark of 3-8 for the season. As an offensive team, the Colonials are connecting on 46.3% from the floor, which is 98th in the nation. George Washington has totaled 815 points for the year (74.1 per game) and they collect 36.1 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 12.0 times per contest (263rd in college hoops) and they cough up possession 15.3 times per contest. The Colonials commit 15.5 fouls every game and they shoot 71.3% from the free throw line. The Colonials are ranked 267th in college hoops in points given up per game with 74.5. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 44.7% from the floor (244th in D-1). The George Washington defense concedes 32.9% on shots from distance (82 of 249) and opponents are making 68.0% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 15.2 dimes and 34.7 rebounds per contest, which is ranked 292nd and 152nd in those categories.
In their last game, the George Washington Colonials walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 84-77 when they played the VCU Rams. The Colonials were able to pull down 26 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 37 in this contest. They also stuffed 6 shots while recording 14 steals for the matchup. The Rams were called for 20 personal fouls for this contest which took the Colonials to the free throw line for 26 shots. They were able to convert 21 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 80.8%. In reference to shooting from downtown, George Washington made 6 of 15 attempts (40.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Colonials went 25 for 59 from the floor which had them shooting 42.4%. The Colonials allowed the Rams to bury 31 out of 58 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 53.4% for the matchup. They finished shooting 26.7% from 3-point land by shooting 4 of 15 and ended up going 18 of 25 at the charity stripe (72.0%). When it comes to rebounding, George Washington permitted VCU to grab 27 in all (5 on the offensive glass).
James Bishop ended up having an impact for the Colonials in the matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 19 for the game giving him a rate of 26.3%, which earned him 24 points. Bishop had 4 boards in his 40 minutes and had 3 assists for this game. An additional guy that was important for George Washington was Ricky Lindo. He ended up scoring 13 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood via 6 of 8 from the floor for this game. Lindo ended up shooting 75.0% from the floor in addition to earning 2 assists and 12 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take George Washington (+7.5) and over 144 points
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