UMass Minutemen vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 2/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: UMass Minutemen vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
The UMass Minutemen (12-13) are en route to UD Arena on Wednesday where they will take on the Dayton Flyers (19-8).
The UMass Minutemen stepped onto the hardwood against La Salle and earned the victory with a final of 80-74 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Minutemen ended up with 17 while La Salle totaled 24 personal fouls. They knocked down 10 of their 29 shots from distance. La Salle finished the game at 66.7% from the charity stripe by making 12 of their 18 attempts. On top of that, La Salle grabbed 32 rebounds (8 offensive, 24 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. La Salle recorded 15 dimes and had 5 steals for the contest. In the matter of defense, UMass let their opponent shoot 46.4% from the field on 26 of 56 shooting. They also recorded 12 dimes for the game in addition to creating 18 turnovers and having 8 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they collected 29 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Minutemen converted 23 of their 27 tries for a rate of 85.2%. UMass finished with a 44.6% field goal percentage (25 of 56) and made 7 out of their 19 shots from downtown.
C.J. Kelly is a guy who had an impact for this game. He accumulated 18 points on 6 of 8 shooting. He played 27 minutes and grabbed 8 boards. He went 75.0% from the field and dished out 1 assist.
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UMass steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 12-13 so far this season. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.4 times per game and as a unit are committing 16.6 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, UMass is pulling down 33.3 rebounds per contest and has 352 assists this year, which ranks 171st in college basketball in terms of passing the ball. The Minutemen are connecting on 39.1% on three-point shots (255 of 652) and 75.2% from the charity stripe. They average 75.6 points per outing (68th in college basketball) while hitting 43.1% from the floor.
On defense, the Minutemen have forced 12.4 turnovers per game while drawing 17.5 fouls. They are relinquishing 36.4% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 340th in the country in points per game from their opponents (77.5). The Minutemen defense is giving up a FG percentage of 48.5% (722 of 1,489) and they relinquish 35.4 boards per contest as a unit. They are currently ranked 339th in the country in giving up assists with 420 conceded on the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Dayton Flyers walked away with a victory by a final of 74-62 when they faced Saint Joseph's. In reference to how they rebounded, Dayton allowed Saint Joseph's to collect 26 in total (6 on the offensive side). They shot 36.4% from distance by going 8 of 22 and ended up shooting 12 out of 17 at the free throw line (70.6%). The Flyers allowed Saint Joseph's to convert 21 out of 53 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.6% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Flyers shot 26 out of 48 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 54.2%. In terms of shooting from distance, Dayton made 5 of their 11 tries (45.5%). They were able to make 17 of them for a rate of 68.0%. Saint Joseph's was called for 23 fouls for this game which got the Flyers to the free throw line for a total of 25 tries. They also turned the ball over 11 times, while earning 3 steals for the matchup. The Flyers pulled down 27 defensive boards and 5 offensive rebounds for a total of 32 for the contest.
DaRon Holmes II was important for the Flyers in this matchup. He recorded 18 points in his 36 mins of playing time and added 2 assists in the game. He made 6 out of 10 for this contest for a rate of 60.0%, and totaled 5 rebounds.
Dayton has a record of 19-8 this season. When it comes to executing on offense, the Flyers are shooting 47.6% from the floor, which is 30th in college basketball. Dayton has 1,863 points this season (69.0 per contest) and they pull in 35.3 rebounds per game. They are dishing out assists 14.4 times per contest (95th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 13.2 times per game. The Flyers are responsible for committing 13.9 fouls per game and they hit 68.1% from the charity stripe.
The Dayton defense allows 33.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (180 of 544) and their opponents are making 71.5% of their foul shots. They give up 12.2 assists and 28.7 rebounds per game, which ranks them 144th and 3rd in college hoops. The Flyers on the defensive end are ranked 12th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 60.2. They are able to force 12.1 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 41.0% from the field (66th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Dayton
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