Rhode Island Rams vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 1/30/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rhode Island Rams vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Rhode Island (+1)
UD Arena is the venue where and the Dayton Flyers (9-4) will take on the Rhode Island Rams (9-8) on Saturday. Rhode Island opens this game as 1-point dogs. The over/under has been set at 134.
Rhode Island enters this contest with a win-loss mark of 9-8 so far this year. The Rams are hitting 33.6% on shots beyond the perimeter (100 of 298) and 68.2% from the free throw line. They average 72.8 pts per contest (160th in the nation) while hitting 45.7% from the floor. They are turning it over 15.4 times per game and as a group they are committing 18.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Rhode Island is grabbing 38.6 boards per game and has 195 assists on the season, which has them ranked 133rd in the country in terms of passing. Defensively, the Rams have forced 13.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 20.0 personal fouls. They are giving up 31.4% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 139th in college basketball in points per game allowed (68.7). The Rams are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 39.7% (403 of 1,014) and they concede 33.9 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 272nd in college basketball in allowing assists with 207 conceded on the season.
The Rhode Island Rams played the La Salle Explorers and walked away with a win by a score of 73-60 in their last game. Rhode Island finished the contest having earned a 56.1% field goal percentage (23 of 41) and buried 8 of their 14 3-point attempts. When they shot from the free throw line, the Rams knocked down 19 of 25 shots for a percentage of 76.0%. Regarding grabbing boards, they compiled 27 with 2 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 12 dimes in the matchup as well as getting 5 steals and 6 rejections. With regard to defense, Rhode Island let their opponent shoot 56.1% from the field on 23 of 41 shooting. La Salle earned 10 dimes and had 9 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Explorers collected 23 rebounds (8 offensive, 15 defensive) and added 6 blocks. La Salle ended up going 80.0% when shooting free throws by burying 8 of 10 tries. They also made 6 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Jeremy Sheppard is a guy who was a factor for the matchup. He accounted for 25 points on 7 out of 11 shooting. He played 37 minutes and also collected 5 rebounds. Sheppard finished the game at 63.6% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in this matchup for the Rams was Fatts Russell. He snagged 2 boards and earned 6 assists. He ended up shooting 50.0% from the field for the contest by shooting 4-of-8 (14 points). When the final whistle was blown, Russell saw the court for 32 min.
Dayton has a win-loss mark of 9-4 for the campaign. The Flyers are committing 14.5 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 73.8% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.2 times per contest (183rd in Division 1) and they turn it over 14.6 times per game. Dayton has accounted for 886 pts on the year (68.2 per game) and they pull in 31.5 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Flyers are connecting on 48.0% from the field, which is ranked 43rd in college hoops. The Flyers on the defensive side of the court are 67th in college basketball in points given up per game with 65.5. They have conceded 12.2 assists and 31.7 rebounds per game, which ranks them 122nd and 48th in D-1. The Dayton defense allows 31.4% from downtown (81 of 258) and their opposition knocks down 60.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They are able to force 12.8 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (193rd in D-1).
In their last game, the Dayton Flyers walked away with a victory by a final of 76-71 against the Saint Louis Billikens. The Flyers recorded 28 defensive boards and 4 offensive boards for a total of 32 in this contest. They also turned away 3 attempts while getting 3 steals for the matchup. The Billikens were called for 23 personal fouls for this contest which took the Flyers to the charity stripe for 25 attempts. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw tries for a clip of 72.0%. Concerning shots from beyond the arc, Dayton knocked down 12 of 27 attempts (44.4%). When all was said and done, the Flyers walked away from this one shooting 23 for 52 from the floor which gave them a rate of 44.2%. The Flyers allowed the Billikens to bury 29 out of 56 tries from the floor which left them with a shooting percentage of 51.8% in this game. They shot 23.1% from three-point range by shooting 3 of 13 and ended up going 10 out of 17 from the charity stripe (58.8%). In reference to rebounding, Dayton allowed Saint Louis to snag 29 in total (1 offensive).
Jalen Crutcher ended up being important for the Flyers in this matchup. He converted 8 of 14 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 57.1%, which got him 27 points. Crutcher collected 2 rebounds in his 40 minutes played and had 3 dimes in this game. Another guy who was a determining factor for Dayton was Ibi Watson. He racked up 18 points in 40 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 11 from the floor in the game. Watson walked away from this one going 54.5% from the floor while collecting 3 assists and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Rhode Island (+1) and over 134 points
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