Saint Louis Billikens vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 1/11/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
UD Arena is the location where the Dayton Flyers (9-6) will try to beat the Saint Louis Billikens (10-4) on Tuesday.
The Saint Louis Billikens faced off with Iona and notched a win by a score of 68-67 in their last contest. Saint Louis walked away from the game having earned a 34.5% field goal percentage (20 out of 58) and converted 3 out of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the free throw line, the Billikens buried 25 of their 26 tries for a percentage of 96.2%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned a total of 43 with 17 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 7 dimes in this game in addition to forcing 9 turnovers and earning 7 steals. Concerning defense, Saint Louis allowed the other team to shoot 35.5% from the floor on 22 of 62 shooting. Iona earned 10 dimes and had 11 steals in the game. Moreover, Iona collected 28 rebounds (14 offensive, 14 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Iona shot 73.1% from the charity stripe by burying 19 of 26 shots. They buried 4 out of their 22 attempts from beyond the arc. Regarding fouls, the Billikens finished with 20 while Iona finished the game with 21 fouls.
Francis Okoro is one player who was a major contributor in the matchup. He recorded 13 points on 5 of 8 shooting. He played 29 minutes and grabbed 14 boards. He finished the game shooting 62.5% from the field but didn't record an assist.
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Saint Louis heads into this game with a win-loss record of 10-4 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 13.1 times per contest and as a team they are committing 17.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Saint Louis is snagging 39.4 boards per game and has 197 assists on the season, which has them ranked 154th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Billikens are shooting 35.8% on three-point shots (91 of 254) and 76.7% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 80.6 points per outing (22nd in the nation) while hitting 46.1% from the field.
On defense, the Billikens have forced 14.8 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 19.2 fouls. They give up 30.4% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 170th in the country in PPG allowed (68.0). The Billikens defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.7% (339 of 812) and they relinquish 32.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They are currently ranked 143rd in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 165 conceded so far this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Dayton Flyers took home the win by a final score of 83-58 against George Washington. The Flyers were able to pull down 28 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds totaling 35 for this contest. They also turned the ball over 17 times, while earning 11 steals for this contest. George Washington had 13 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Flyers to the free throw line for a total of 3 shots. They were able to bury 1 of the free throws for a rate of 33.3%. When talking about shooting from 3-point land, Dayton buried 8 of their 16 tries (50.0%). When the final whistle was blown, the Flyers walked away from this one shooting 37 for 63 from the floor which had them at 58.7%. The Flyers allowed George Washington to make 22 of their 61 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 36.1% in this matchup. They went 30.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 9 of 30 and ended up shooting 5 out of 9 at the charity stripe (55.6%). In regard to team rebounding, Dayton allowed George Washington to snag 26 in total (11 offensive).
DaRon Holmes II was important for the Flyers for this game. He converted 6 out of 8 for the game for a rate of 75.0%, and had 7 rebounds. He accumulated 12 points in his 29 mins of playing time and had 3 assists in this game.
Dayton has a win-loss record of 9-6 for the campaign. On the offensive side of the ball, the Flyers are connecting on 48.3% from the floor, which has them ranked 26th in college basketball. Dayton has accumulated 1,050 pts for the campaign (70.0 per game) and they grab 35.3 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 14.2 times per contest (129th in college basketball) and they turn it over 14.9 times per game. The Flyers commit 14.7 personal fouls every game and they connect on 70.0% from the charity stripe.
The Flyers are ranked 59th in college basketball in PPG given up with 63.2. They have forced 12.0 turnovers per game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (156th in college hoops). The Dayton defense gives up 32.7% on shots from behind the 3-point line (104 of 318) and opponents are converting on 68.3% of their free throw shots. They concede 12.8 assists and 28.5 boards per game, which is ranked 194th and 7th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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