Dayton Flyers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Prediction, 2/24/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks
Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Location: Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena in Philadelphia, PA
Odds/Point Spread: Dayton (-8)
Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena is the venue where and the Saint Joseph's Hawks (2-14) will play the Dayton Flyers (12-7) on Wednesday. Saint Joseph's opens this contest as 8-point underdogs. The O/U has been set at 143.5.
Dayton comes into this game with a record of 12-7 for the campaign. They are averaging 69.6 points per game (228th in D-1) while hitting 47.7% from the floor. The Flyers are connecting on 35.9% on three-point shots (147 of 409) and 72.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Dayton is collecting 33.1 boards per game and has tallied 266 dimes so far this year, which ranks 156th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They cough up possession 14.3 times per contest and as a basketball team they are committing 15.2 fouls per contest. Defensively, the Flyers are forcing 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 17.2 personal fouls. They surrender 30.4% on 3-point shots while they are 78th in college basketball in points per game allowed (66.4). The Flyers are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 41.7% (475 of 1,138) and they relinquish 33.4 rebounds per game as a team. They are ranked 149th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 236 conceded on the year.
The Dayton Flyers faced off with the Saint Louis Billikens and took home the win by a score of 76-53 in their last game. Dayton wrapped up the contest having earned a 50.0% FG percentage (25 out of 50) and made 8 out of their 22 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Flyers converted 18 of 23 shots for a rate of 78.3%. Regarding grabbing boards, they earned a total of 37 with 4 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 17 assists in this matchup while earning 9 steals and 5 blocks. In relation to defending, Dayton allowed their opponent to shoot 50.0% from the floor on 25 out of 50 shooting. Saint Louis recorded 13 dimes and had 5 steals for this game. Furthurmore, the Billikens grabbed 43 rebounds (21 offensive, 22 defensive) and got 5 rejections. Saint Louis walked away from this one shooting 61.5% at the free throw line by burying 8 of their 13 tries. They knocked down 7 of their 31 shots from 3-point land.
Jalen Crutcher is someone who played a role for the matchup. He scored 19 points on 4 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and collected 5 rebounds. Crutcher went 30.8% from the field and distributed 6 assists. One more player that was a major factor in this matchup for the Flyers was Ibi Watson. He snagged 6 boards and also accumulated 2 dimes. He finished the game shooting 54.5% from the floor for this game by going 6-of-11 (14 points). When the game finished, Watson was on the court for 32 minutes.
Saint Joseph's has a mark of 2-14 on the year. Saint Joseph's has scored 1,132 pts so far this year (70.8 per game) and they average 34.2 boards per contest. The Hawks are committing 19.1 personal fouls every game and they connect on 69.2% from the free throw line. When it comes to offensive execution, the Hawks are connecting on 40.9% from the field, which is ranked 319th in college basketball. They are dishing out assists 14.8 times per contest (82nd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 15.0 times per contest. The Hawks defensively are ranked 343rd in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 83.1. They concede 17.6 assists and 42.3 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 341st and 343rd in the nation. The Saint Joseph's defense allows 35.0% on shots from 3-point land (128 of 366) and opponents are connecting on 70.7% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 13.3 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.5% from the field (299th in Division 1).
When they last played, the Saint Joseph's Hawks walked away with a victory by a final of 91-82 when they faced the La Salle Explorers. The Hawks corralled 38 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 44 for the contest. They also blocked 8 attempts while recording 5 steals for the game. The Explorers earned 17 fouls in the game which took the Hawks to the free throw line for a total of 24 tries. They were able to knock down 14 of those for a percentage of 58.3%. In terms of shots from beyond the arc, Saint Joseph's made 11 of their 32 tries (34.4%). When the final whistle was blown, the Hawks finished the game shooting 33 out of 68 from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.5%. The Hawks allowed the Explorers to convert 31 of their 79 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.2% for this contest. They wrapped up this game 11.5% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 3 of 26 and finished the contest at 17 of 25 at the free throw line (68.0%). When it comes to rebounding, Saint Joseph's permitted La Salle to collect 45 in total (14 offensive).
Ryan Daly ended up having an impact for the Hawks for the game. He made 13 out of 19 for this game for a rate of 68.4%, which got him 30 points. Daly grabbed 7 rebounds in his 39 mins and had 2 dimes for the contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Saint Joseph's was Jordan Hall. He ended up with 22 points in 43 minutes played via 7 out of 15 from the floor for this contest. Hall walked away from this one going 46.7% from the field and also earning 10 dimes and 12 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint Joseph's (+8)
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