Dayton Flyers vs Saint Louis Billikens Prediction, 1/26/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Dayton (+8)
Chaifetz Arena is the venue where and the Saint Louis Billikens (7-1) will take on the Dayton Flyers (8-4) on Tuesday. Saint Louis opens this matchup as 8-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 135.5.
Dayton will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 8-4 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 14.9 times per game and as a group are committing 14.5 personal fouls every game. As a team, Dayton is pulling down 31.5 rebounds per game and has accounted for 159 assists so far this year, which is 206th in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Flyers are hitting 36.2% on shots from 3-point land (85 of 235) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 67.5 pts per game (273rd in the nation) while going 48.3% from the field. On the defensive end, the Flyers have forced 13.1 turnovers per game while drawing 17.7 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 88th in D-1 in allowing assists with 138 conceded for the year. The Flyers defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.5% (299 of 704) and they relinquish 31.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They are relinquishing 31.8% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 59th in the country in points per game allowed (65.1).
The Dayton Flyers faced off with the VCU Rams and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 66-43 in their last game. Dayton finished the game having earned a 30.9% FG percentage (17 out of 55) and made 3 of their 20 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the free throw line, the Flyers converted 6 of 12 tries for a percentage of 50.0%. With respect to hauling in boards, they compiled 30 with 9 of them being offensive. They also doled out 8 assists for this contest in addition to earning 7 steals and 5 blocked shots. Pertaining to defending, Dayton allowed the other team to shoot 30.9% from the field on 17 of 55 shooting. VCU doled out 15 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. On top of that, the Rams totaled 41 rebounds (12 offensive, 29 defensive) and added 5 rejections. VCU finished 81.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 9 of 11 attempts. They also converted 7 of 23 tries from distance.
Jordy Tshimanga is one player who was a factor in this contest. He totaled 10 points on 5 of 6 shooting. He saw the court for 24 minutes played and snagged 5 rebounds. Tshimanga walked away from this one shooting 83.3% from the field and totaled 2 dimes. One more player that was a major contributor in this matchup for the Flyers was Zimi Nwokeji. He collected 2 rebounds and also accumulated 2 dimes. He went 40.0% from the floor for the game by shooting 4-of-10 (10 points). At the conclusion of this game, Nwokeji played 23 minutes.
Saint Louis has a win-loss record of 7-1 on the season. Saint Louis has accounted for 671 points for the season (83.9 per contest) and they collect 37.9 rebounds per contest. The Billikens are committing 18.1 personal fouls every game and they shoot 73.2% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Billikens are hitting on 51.0% from the floor, which ranks them 19th in the nation. They are earning an assist 19.5 times per contest (5th in the country) and they are turning it over 12.8 times per contest. The Billikens are ranked 51st in college hoops in points allowed per game with 64.5. They are forcing 17.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.1% from the floor (92nd in Division 1). The Saint Louis defense concedes 32.9% on 3-point shots (51 of 155) and their opponents are knocking down 71.9% of their free throw shots. They concede 10.6 dimes and 27.6 boards every game, which ranks 40th and 2nd in college hoops.
For their last game, the Saint Louis Billikens got the victory with a final of 62-46 when they faced the UMKC Kangaroos. The Billikens were able to pull down 22 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for the contest. They also turned away 4 attempts while recording 6 steals for this game. The Kangaroos committed 18 fouls in this matchup which got the Billikens to the charity stripe for 17 tries. They were able to convert 11 of the free throws for a rate of 64.7%. When talking about shots from downtown, Saint Louis made 5 out of 12 tries (41.7%). Overall, the Billikens finished the game shooting 23 for 47 from the floor which had them at 48.9%. The Billikens allowed the Kangaroos to make 19 of 48 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.6% for the matchup. They finished 29.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 5 out of 17 and ended up going 3 of 6 from the free throw line (50.0%). When talking about rebounds, Saint Louis permitted UMKC to snag 23 in total (5 offensive).
Jordan Goodwin was important for the Billikens in this game. He knocked down 7 out of 13 in the matchup giving him a rate of 53.8%, which had him finishing with 23 points. Goodwin pulled down 13 rebounds in his 35 minutes played and earned 2 dimes for the matchup. An additional guy who came through for Saint Louis was Javonte Perkins. He ended up walking away with 14 points in 30 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 of 9 shooting for this contest. Perkins ended up shooting 55.6% from the field as well as earning 2 assists and 2 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Saint Louis (-8) and over 135.5 points
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