Dayton Flyers vs La Salle Explorers Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs La Salle Explorers
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA
The La Salle Explorers (7-18) will play the Dayton Flyers (20-8) at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday.
The Dayton Flyers took the court against UMass and notched a win by a score of 82-61 in their last game. Dayton walked away from the game having earned a 57.1% field goal percentage (32 of 56) and buried 10 of their 17 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Flyers knocked down 8 of their 13 attempts for a rate of 61.5%. In the matter of grabbing rebounds, they earned 34 with 12 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 17 dimes in this game in addition to creating 9 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of defense, Dayton allowed 40.0% from the floor on 22 of 55 shooting. UMass recorded 12 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. Moreover, UMass grabbed 24 boards (10 offensive, 14 defensive), but didn't notch a block. UMass ended up shooting 80.0% when shooting free throws by converting 8 of their 10 shots. They also converted 9 out of their 28 attempts from 3-point land. In regard to personal fouls, the Flyers ended up finishing with 13 while UMass recorded 15 personal fouls.
Koby Brea is a guy who was a factor for the game. He was able to score 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting. He saw the court for 25 mins played and also grabbed 1 board. He ended up going 66.7% from the field and recorded 3 assists.
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Dayton comes into this matchup with a record of 20-8 so far this year. They currently have an average of 69.5 pts per game (228th in the nation) while hitting 48.0% from the field. The Flyers are shooting 37.3% on 3-point shots (189 of 507) and 67.9% from the free throw line. As a team, Dayton is pulling in 35.3 rebounds per contest and has 406 dimes on the season, which is 66th in Division 1 in terms of passing. They turn it over 13.0 times per contest and as a team are committing 13.9 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Flyers are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers every game while drawing 16.1 fouls. They are 188th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 342 surrendered for the year. The Flyers defensively are giving up a FG percentage of 40.9% (622 of 1,519) and they surrender 28.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They are surrendering 33.0% on shots from distance and they are 11th in college basketball in points per game allowed (60.3).
The last time they took the hardwood, the La Salle Explorers walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 60-54 when they faced Fordham. The Explorers were able to pull down 23 defensive boards and 3 offensive boards for a total of 26 in this contest. They gave up possession of the ball 12 times, while getting 6 steals in the game. Fordham was called for 16 fouls in the matchup which got the Explorers to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to knock down 11 of those for a percentage of 73.3%. When it comes to shots from beyond the perimeter, La Salle knocked down 5 out of their 23 attempts (21.7%). At the conclusion of this game, the Explorers shot 19 out of 50 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 38.0%. The Explorers allowed Fordham to convert 22 of their 59 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 37.3% in the matchup. They finished 26.1% from 3-point land by going 6 out of 23 and ended up shooting 10 of 11 from the charity stripe (90.9%). Concerning how they attacked the glass, La Salle allowed Fordham to snag 35 in all (8 offensive).
Christian Ray ended up being a factor for the Explorers for this game. He earned 13 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 2 assists in the game. He made 4 out of 8 for this game giving him a rate of 50.0%, and had 7 rebounds.
La Salle has a win-loss mark of 7-18 on the year. The Explorers are responsible for committing 18.0 personal fouls per game and they connect on 69.8% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per game (148th in the nation) and they are giving up possession 13.6 times per game. La Salle has scored 1,715 points so far this year (68.6 per contest) and they pull in 36.5 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Explorers are shooting 41.4% from the floor, which is 309th in the country.
The Explorers on the defensive side of the court are 289th in the nation in points allowed per game with 73.4. They are able to force 11.8 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 44.1% from the field (237th in college basketball). The La Salle defense concedes 37.1% on 3-pointers (199 of 537) and opponents are knocking down 70.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 14.7 assists and 36.0 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 316th and 267th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Dayton
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