Dayton Flyers vs Rhode Island Rams Prediction, 2/16/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs Rhode Island Rams
Date: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Location: Ryan Center in Kingston, RI
Odds/Point Spread: Dayton (+3.5)
The Dayton Flyers (11-6) travel to Ryan Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Rhode Island Rams (9-12). The odds on this contest have Rhode Island as 3.5-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 132.5.
Dayton enters this matchup with a mark of 11-6 this year. The Flyers are shooting 37.1% on 3-pointers (134 of 361) and 73.0% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 68.1 pts per game (261st in D-1) while shooting 47.8% from the field. They turn the ball over 14.3 times per game and as a group they are committing 14.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Dayton is collecting 31.9 boards per game and has accumulated 235 dimes so far this year, which is 182nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. When they are on the defensive end, the Flyers have forced 12.1 turnovers per game and they draw 16.8 fouls. They are currently ranked 125th in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 207 relinquished so far this year. The Flyers defense is giving up a FG percentage of 42.9% (426 of 992) and they surrender 31.8 rebounds per game as a unit. They are giving up 31.4% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 66th in the nation in PPG allowed (65.8).
The Dayton Flyers played the VCU Rams and took a loss by a score of 76-67 in their last contest. Dayton walked away from the game with a 48.9% field goal percentage (22 of 45) and buried 10 of 19 3-point attempts. At the charity stripe, the Flyers made 13 of 18 shots for a rate of 72.2%. With respect to grabbing boards, they collected 27 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 15 dimes in the game as well as getting 2 steals and 2 blocks. Regarding the defense, Dayton allowed the other team to go 48.9% from the floor on 22 of 45 shooting. VCU earned 15 dimes and had 9 steals for the contest. Moreover, the Rams pulled down 19 boards (4 offensive, 15 defensive) and had 2 blocks. VCU went 90.9% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 11 shots. They also made 12 out of their 23 shots from long range.
Ibi Watson is a player who was a factor for the matchup. He walked away with 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes played and also collected 4 boards. Watson went 70.0% from the field and also earned 2 assists. One more player that played a role in the matchup for the Flyers was Jordy Tshimanga. He pulled down 12 rebounds and also accounted for 2 dimes. He finished the game at 57.1% from the floor for this contest by shooting 4-of-7 (14 points). When the final whistle blew, Tshimanga played for 33 min.
Rhode Island has a record of 9-12 so far this year. Rhode Island has totaled 1,478 pts for the year (70.4 per contest) and they pull in 38.8 boards per game. The Rams commit 17.6 personal fouls per game and they connect on 67.9% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Rams are shooting 44.3% from the field, which is 179th in college basketball. Their rate of earning assists is at 11.7 times per contest (284th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per game. The Rams defensively are ranked 134th in Division 1 in PPG surrendered with 68.6. They relinquish 12.9 assists and 34.5 boards on a nightly basis, which ranks them 167th and 157th in D-1. The Rhode Island defense concedes 31.8% on three-point shots (152 of 478) and opponents are making 69.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are forcing their opponents into 12.6 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 40.1% from the field (34th in D-1).
In their last game, the Rhode Island Rams took a defeat with a final score of 67-60 against the Saint Louis Billikens. The Rams were able to collect 31 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 41 for the game. They also blocked 5 tries while recording 3 steals in the game. The Billikens earned 13 fouls in this matchup which got the Rams to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 13 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 68.4%. When discussing shooting from distance, Rhode Island converted 9 out of 25 attempts (36.0%). When all was said and done, the Rams finished 19 for 58 from the floor which had them sitting at 32.8%. The Rams permitted the Billikens to convert 23 of their 63 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 36.5% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 31.8% from distance by shooting 7 of 22 and finished the game at 14 out of 20 from the charity stripe (70.0%). When talking about rebounding, Rhode Island permitted Saint Louis to get 37 in total (8 on the offensive side).
Jeremy Sheppard pitched in for the Rams for the matchup. He knocked down 5 out of 12 in the matchup giving him a rate of 41.7%, which gave him 16 points. Sheppard snagged 4 rebounds in his 33 minutes and had 3 assists for this contest. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Rhode Island was Fatts Russell. He ended up scoring 15 points in 34 minutes on the hardwood via 4 out of 14 shooting for the matchup. Russell wrapped this one up going 28.6% from the floor and also contributing 2 assists and 7 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dayton (+3.5)
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