VCU Rams vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 2/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: VCU Rams vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
Odds/Point Spread: VCU (-1.5)
The VCU Rams (13-4) go to UD Arena on Tuesday where they'll take on the Dayton Flyers (11-5). The line on this game has VCU as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 132.
VCU will enter this matchup with a mark of 13-4 on the campaign. They currently have an average of 73.6 points per contest (138th in Division 1) while hitting 45.4% from the field. The Rams are connecting on 33.9% on three-point attempts (117 of 345) and 75.4% from the charity stripe. As a team, VCU is pulling down 35.0 boards per contest and has tallied 234 assists this season, which ranks 125th in the country in terms of passing. They turn it over 15.6 times per game and as a team are committing 19.3 fouls per contest. On the defensive end, the Rams have forced 18.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.5 personal fouls. The Rams defense is giving up a FG percentage of 40.2% (384 of 956) and they surrender 34.8 rebounds per game as a group. They currently rank 142nd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 193 surrendered this year. They concede 29.8% on shots from downtown while they are 54th in the country in opponents PPG (64.9).
The VCU Rams played the Rhode Island Rams and earned the victory with a final of 63-62 in their last game. VCU wrapped up the contest with a 36.8% field goal percentage (21 out of 57) and knocked down 7 out of their 21 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Rams buried 14 of 18 attempts for a percentage of 77.8%. In the matter of pulling down rebounds, they earned 32 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also dished out 12 dimes in this matchup as well as getting 9 steals and 6 rejections. Concerning defense, VCU allowed the other team to go 36.8% from the floor on 21 out of 57 shooting. Rhode Island doled out 15 dimes and had 8 steals in the matchup. Moreover, the Rams collected 32 rebounds (11 offensive, 21 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Rhode Island finished shooting 62.5% from the free throw line by knocking down 5 of 8 tries. They also converted 5 of 19 attempts from long range.
Nah'Shon Hyland is one guy who was a major contributor for the matchup. He accounted for 23 points on 8 of 17 shooting. He played for 38 minutes and collected 4 rebounds. Hyland went 47.1% from the field and recorded 2 assists. Someone else that was a major factor in the matchup for the Rams was Levi Stockard. He grabbed 3 rebounds and accounted for 2 dimes. He finished shooting 87.5% from the floor in this matchup by connecting on 7-of-8 (15 points). When all was said and done, Stockard played 25 min.
Dayton has a record of 11-5 for the season. Dayton has accumulated 1,091 points for the year (68.2 per contest) and they grab 32.1 rebounds per contest. The Flyers commit 14.6 fouls per contest and they go 73.1% from the charity stripe. As an offensive unit, the Flyers are hitting on 47.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 47th in D-1. They are earning an assist 13.8 times per contest (145th in the country) and they turn it over 14.2 times per contest. The Flyers are ranked 57th in the country in PPG surrendered with 65.1. They have forced 12.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (150th in college basketball). The Dayton defense gives up 29.9% on 3-point attempts (99 of 331) and their opposition knocks down 61.7% of their free throw attempts. They allow 12.0 dimes and 32.5 rebounds per game, which is 106th and 70th in those categories on the defensive end.
In their last game, the Dayton Flyers walked away with a victory by a final of 74-65 when they played the George Mason Patriots. The Flyers snagged 29 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this matchup. They rejected 2 shots while earning 2 steals for this game. The Patriots had 12 personal fouls for this contest which took the Flyers to the free throw line for a total of 10 attempts. They were able to knock down 6 of those for a percentage of 60.0%. Concerning shooting from 3-point land, Dayton buried 12 out of their 23 tries (52.2%). When the final whistle blew, the Flyers walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 54 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 51.9%. The Flyers permitted the Patriots to bury 25 out of 69 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 36.2% for the contest. They shot 26.7% from beyond the perimeter by hitting 8 out of 30 and walked away from this one shooting 7 out of 9 from the charity stripe (77.8%). In the matter of rebounds, Dayton allowed George Mason to pull down 31 in total (10 on the offensive side).
Jalen Crutcher was important for the Flyers for the matchup. He made 7 out of 13 in this game giving him a rate of 53.8%, which got him 21 points. Crutcher grabbed 3 rebounds in his 40 mins and had 7 assists in the matchup. Another guy that was important for Dayton was Ibi Watson. He ended up scoring 20 points in 40 minutes on the court by going 7 out of 15 shooting in this contest. Watson ended up shooting 46.7% from the field as well as contributing 3 dimes and 5 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take VCU (-1.5)
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