Dayton Flyers vs Saint Louis Billikens Prediction, 3/3/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Dayton Flyers vs Saint Louis Billikens
Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
Location: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO
Chaifetz Arena is the site where the Saint Louis Billikens (19-11) will try to defeat the Dayton Flyers (20-10) on Friday.
The Dayton Flyers stepped onto the hardwood against La Salle and went home with a win by a final score of 77-53 in their last game. Dayton walked away from the game with a 54.7% FG percentage (29 out of 53) and buried 12 out of their 23 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Flyers buried 7 of 12 attempts for a rate of 58.3%. When talking about pulling down rebounds, they earned 30 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 18 assists in the game in addition to creating 11 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In regard to defense, Dayton let their opponent shoot 31.6% from the field on 18 of 57 shooting. La Salle doled out 8 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. Furthermore, La Salle had 34 rebounds (15 offensive, 19 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. La Salle ended up going 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 15 shots. They knocked down 7 out of their 24 tries from beyond the arc. With respect to personal fouls, the Flyers ended up walking away with 13 and La Salle accounted for 14 personal fouls.
DaRon Holmes II is someone who was a contributor for this contest. He finished the game shooting 53.8% from the field and earned 5 assists. He played 35 mins played and also totaled 10 rebounds. He finished with 16 points on 7 of 13 shooting.
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Dayton enters this matchup with a record of 20-10 for the year. They are averaging 69.3 pts per contest (244th in D-1) while hitting 47.6% from the field. The Flyers are hitting 35.0% from downtown (201 of 575) and 69.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Dayton is collecting 36.1 boards per game and has tallied 456 assists so far this season, which has them ranked 53rd in the nation in terms of passing. They are turning it over 12.6 times per contest and as a squad are committing 13.8 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
On defense, the Flyers are able to force 10.6 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.5 personal fouls. They rank 40th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 314 conceded this year. The Flyers defensively are allowing an opponent FG percentage of 39.1% (671 of 1,718) and they surrender 30.8 rebounds per contest as a team. They are conceding 28.7% on 3-pointers and they are ranked 11th in college basketball in PPG allowed (60.7).
In their last game, the Saint Louis Billikens went home defeated by a final of 79-67 against VCU. When discussing team rebounding, Saint Louis permitted VCU to get 33 in all (5 offensive). They shot 15.4% from 3-point land by connecting on 2 of 13 and finished the contest at 19 of 26 at the free throw line (73.1%). The Billikens permitted VCU to convert 29 of their 60 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 48.3% for this contest. When all was said and done, the Billikens went 26 out of 64 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 40.6%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Saint Louis converted 7 of 17 tries (41.2%). They were able to make 8 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 57.1%. VCU committed 22 fouls for the matchup which took the Billikens to the free throw line for a total of 14 shots. They turned it over 19 times, while getting 4 steals for this contest. The Billikens were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 33 in this matchup.
Terrence Hargrove ended up being a major contributor for the Billikens for this contest. He buried 5 out of 8 in the matchup for a field goal rate of 62.5%, and accounted for 4 rebounds. He accumulated 15 points in his 32 mins on the court, but finished this game without an assist.
Saint Louis has a win-loss mark of 19-11 so far this season. When it comes to offense, the Billikens are hitting on 46.5% from the field, which is 71st in the nation. Saint Louis has accounted for 2,268 points this year (75.6 per game) and they pull in 38.3 boards per contest. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.3 times per game (20th in the country) and they turn it over 12.2 times per game. The Billikens have committed 17.1 fouls every game and they connect on 72.9% from the charity stripe.
The Saint Louis defense gives up 33.6% on shots from behind the 3-point line (233 of 693) and their opponents are making 72.9% of their free throw attempts. They have surrendered 12.9 assists and 33.6 rebounds every game, ranking them 197th and 156th in those categories. The Billikens on the defensive side of the court are 222nd in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 71.4. They are forcing 10.7 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 41.2% from the floor (50th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Dayton
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