Dayton Flyers vs George Washington Colonials Prediction, 1/8/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs George Washington Colonials
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2022
Location: Charles E. Smith Center in Washington, DC
The Dayton Flyers (8-6) are hitting the road to Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the George Washington Colonials (4-8).
The Dayton Flyers stepped onto the hardwood against VCU and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 53-52 in their last contest. Dayton wrapped up the contest with a 38.5% FG percentage (15 out of 39) and made 3 of 15 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Flyers buried 19 of 27 attempts for a rate of 70.4%. With respect to pulling down boards, they compiled a total of 28 with 6 of them being offensive. They also recorded 10 dimes for the game while creating 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In the matter of defense, Dayton let their opponent shoot 37.3% from the field on 22 out of 59 shooting. VCU doled out 14 assists and had 5 steals for this game. On top of that, VCU collected 29 rebounds (9 offensive, 20 defensive), but didn't have a block. VCU finished 100.0% from the charity stripe by making 2 of their 2 attempts. They made 7 of 21 shots from 3-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Flyers finished with 10 while VCU recorded 20 personal fouls.
DaRon Holmes II is one player who was a major factor for the contest. He ended up going 50.0% from the field and totaled 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and snagged 11 boards. He ended up with 12 points on 3 out of 6 shooting.
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Dayton will play this contest with a win-loss mark of 8-6 for the year. They are turning it over 14.6 times per contest and as a unit they commit 14.8 fouls every game. As a team, Dayton is grabbing 34.9 boards per game and has accumulated 191 assists on the year, which is 133rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Flyers are shooting 31.3% on shots from distance (84 of 268) and 70.4% from the charity stripe. They average 69.1 pts per game (255th in the country) while hitting 47.4% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Flyers are forcing 11.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 243rd in D-1 in allowing assists to their opponents with 178 conceded so far this season. The Flyers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 42.4% (331 of 781) and they relinquish 28.5 rebounds per game as a team. They relinquish 33.0% on 3-pointers and they rank 76th in the nation in points per game allowed (63.6).
The last time they took the hardwood, the George Washington Colonials walked away with a victory by a final of 67-58 when they faced Radford. In reference to team rebounding, George Washington permitted Radford to get 34 in total (5 offensive). They shot 34.8% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 23 and finished the contest at 10 out of 19 from the free throw line (52.6%). The Colonials permitted Radford to convert 20 out of their 51 attempts from the floor which had them sitting at 39.2% in the game. When this game wrapped up, the Colonials finished the game shooting 23 for 57 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.4%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, George Washington buried 4 out of their 21 attempts (19.0%). They were able to knock down 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 60.7%. Radford was called for 23 fouls in the matchup which took the Colonials to the free throw line for a total of 28 attempts. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while recording 8 steals for the contest. The Colonials collected 28 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 36 in this matchup.
James Bishop ended up being a factor for the Colonials in this game. He had 21 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and earned 1 assist for the contest. He converted 8 out of 14 for the game giving him a field goal percentage of 57.1%, and had 3 rebounds.
George Washington has a record of 4-8 this season. When it comes to offense, the Colonials are shooting 41.5% from the floor, which ranks them 299th in college basketball. George Washington has 781 pts on the season (65.1 per contest) and they collect 34.3 boards per game. They are earning an assist 10.8 times per game (322nd in college basketball) and they turn it over 12.8 times per contest. The Colonials are committing 18.8 fouls per game and they shoot 66.5% from the free throw line.
The George Washington defense gives up 29.1% on shots from 3-point land (69 of 237) and opponents are knocking down 73.3% of their foul shots. They concede 11.8 assists and 38.7 rebounds per game, which is ranked 123rd and 323rd in D-1. The Colonials defensively are ranked 213th in the country in PPG allowed with 69.4. They are able to force 13.4 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 41.9% from the floor (158th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dayton
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