Dayton Flyers vs VCU Rams Prediction, 1/23/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs VCU Rams
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Dayton (-5)
The VCU Rams (10-4) host the Dayton Flyers (8-3) at Stuart C. Siegel Center on Saturday. The line on this game has Dayton as 5-point favorites. The total opens at 137.5.
Dayton steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 8-3 so far this year. The Flyers are hitting 38.1% on shots from beyond the arc (82 of 215) and 75.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.7 pts per contest (225th in the nation) while hitting 50.1% from the floor. They lose possession via turnover 15.0 times per game and as a team they commit 14.7 personal fouls per contest. As a unit, Dayton is snagging 31.5 boards per contest and has totaled 151 assists this season, which is 199th in Division 1 in terms of passing. Defensively, the Flyers are forcing their opponents into 12.9 turnovers every game while drawing 17.7 fouls. They currently rank 86th in the country in giving up assists with 123 conceded on the campaign. The Flyers defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 42.5% (274 of 644) and they surrender 30.7 rebounds per game as a squad. They give up 32.0% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 59th in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (65.0).
The Dayton Flyers played the George Washington Colonials and took home the win by a score of 67-54 in their last game. Dayton wrapped up the contest having earned a 52.2% field goal percentage (24 of 46) and knocked down 9 out of their 20 3-pointers. At the charity stripe, the Flyers converted 10 of 14 tries for a percentage of 71.4%. In regard to grabbing rebounds, they collected 29 with 3 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 19 assists in the game while earning 4 steals and 2 blocks. With respect to defending, Dayton allowed the other team to shoot 52.2% from the field on 24 of 46 shooting. George Washington dished out 10 assists and had 3 steals for this game. In addition, the Colonials grabbed 27 boards (6 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 2 blocks. George Washington finished shooting 63.6% at the charity stripe by burying 14 of 22 attempts. They buried 4 of their 19 attempts from beyond the arc.
Jalen Crutcher is one guy who was a factor for the game. He scored 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 39 minutes played and collected 5 rebounds. Crutcher finished the game at 61.5% from the field and also dished out 4 assists. One more player that came through in this matchup for the Flyers was Ibi Watson. He pulled down 2 boards and also had 4 assists. He shot 33.3% from the floor in this game by connecting on 3-of-9 (10 points). In all, Watson was on the hardwood for 38 min.
VCU has a mark of 10-4 so far this year. In terms of offensive execution, the Rams are shooting 46.3% from the field, which ranks them 95th in college basketball. VCU has totaled 1,049 pts this year (74.9 per contest) and they grab 34.1 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.0 times per contest (142nd in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 15.7 times per game. The Rams commit 20.0 fouls per game while shooting 74.5% from the free throw line. The Rams defensively are ranked 94th in college hoops in PPG given up with 66.9. They have given up 11.4 dimes and 35.2 total boards per game, which ranks them 71st and 179th in college hoops. The VCU defense gives up 31.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (83 of 264) and opponents are converting on 70.1% of their foul shots. They are able to force 18.8 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the field (65th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the court, the VCU Rams took a loss by a score of 70-54 against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. The Rams recorded 20 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards totaling 37 in the game. They rejected 9 shots while recording 4 steals in the matchup. The Bonnies had 14 personal fouls for this game which took the Rams to the free throw line for a total of 11 tries. They were able to make 8 of the free throws for a percentage of 72.7%. In relation to 3-pointers, VCU converted 8 of their 19 attempts (42.1%). Overall, the Rams went 19 for 59 from the field which had them shooting 32.2%. The Rams permitted the Bonnies to knock down 25 out of their 59 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 42.4% in this game. They went 42.9% from three-point range by shooting 6 out of 14 and ended up going 14 out of 22 at the free throw line (63.6%). Concerning rebounding, VCU allowed St. Bonaventure to snag 34 in total (12 on the offensive glass).
Nah'Shon Hyland ended up being a major contributor for the Rams in this game. He buried 5 of 14 in this contest for a field goal rate of 35.7%, which earned him 16 points. Hyland pulled down 4 boards in his 36 mins played and accumulated 2 assists in the game. Someone else that ended being a contributor for VCU was Vince Williams. He was able to score 11 points in his 34 minutes on the court by way of 4 of 11 shooting in this matchup. Williams ended up shooting 36.4% from the floor while also totaling 2 assists and 3 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dayton (-5)
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