Saint Louis Billikens vs Dayton Flyers Prediction, 2/10/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Saint Louis Billikens vs Dayton Flyers
Date: Friday, February 10, 2023
Location: UD Arena in Dayton, OH
The Saint Louis Billikens (16-8) are headed to UD Arena on Friday where they will attempt to beat the Dayton Flyers (16-9).
The Saint Louis Billikens played Rhode Island and earned the victory with a final of 76-71 in their last game. Saint Louis finished with a 44.3% field goal percentage (27 of 61) and knocked down 10 of 25 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Billikens converted 12 of their 18 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 31 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also doled out 16 assists for this contest in addition to forcing 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In relation to defense, Saint Louis let their opponent shoot 43.6% from the field on 24 out of 55 shooting. Rhode Island dished out 9 dimes and had 8 steals for the game. Moreover, Rhode Island totaled 29 boards (4 offensive, 25 defensive), but didn't notch a block. Rhode Island ended up going 62.5% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of their 24 attempts. They also made 8 of 19 shots from three-point range. In relation to personal fouls, the Billikens finished with 18 while Rhode Island recorded 15 personal fouls.
Gibson Jimerson is a guy who came through for the matchup. He finished the game at 53.3% from the field and distributed 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 38 mins played but finished the game without a rebound. He accounted for 24 points on 8 of 15 shooting.
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Saint Louis will play this contest with a record of 16-8 on the campaign. They lose possession via turnover 12.2 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 16.9 fouls per game. As a team, Saint Louis is snagging 39.3 boards per game and has totaled 392 dimes for the season, which is 22nd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Billikens are connecting on 35.0% on shots from downtown (171 of 488) and 72.9% from the free throw line. They average 75.8 points per outing (84th in the country) while shooting 46.2% from the floor.
Defensively, the Billikens are forcing 10.4 turnovers per game and they draw 17.6 fouls. They are relinquishing 32.4% on 3-point attempts while they are 221st in college basketball in PPG from their opponents (70.9). The Billikens defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.6% (594 of 1,464) and they surrender 34.1 rebounds per game as a unit. They rank 180th in the nation in giving up assists to the opposition with 303 conceded for the year.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Dayton Flyers got the victory with a final of 62-58 when they faced VCU. Regarding rebounding, Dayton permitted VCU to get 32 in total (12 offensive). They shot 21.1% from three-point range by hitting 4 out of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 10 out of 20 at the free throw line (50.0%). The Flyers allowed VCU to bury 22 of their 56 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.3% in this contest. When all was said and done, the Flyers walked away from this one shooting 22 for 50 from the floor which had them shooting 44.0%. With regard to shooting from downtown, Dayton converted 7 out of 21 tries (33.3%). They were able to convert 11 of those for a clip of 61.1%. VCU earned 18 personal fouls for the contest which got the Flyers to the charity stripe for a total of 18 attempts. They also gave up possession 16 times, while recording 6 steals in this game. The Flyers were able to snag 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 39 for the matchup.
Toumani Camara ended up being a factor for the Flyers for this game. He scored 26 points in his 38 mins on the hardwood and had 2 dimes in this matchup. He converted 9 out of 12 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 75.0%, and tallied 15 rebounds.
Dayton has a record of 16-9 on the season. As an offense, the Flyers are shooting 46.8% from the floor, which has them ranked 57th in Division 1. Dayton has totaled 1,726 pts so far this year (69.0 per contest) and they average 37.0 rebounds per game. They are getting an assist 15.0 times per contest (65th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.1 times per game. The Flyers are committing 13.8 fouls per contest and they connect on 69.7% from the charity stripe.
The Flyers defensively are ranked 16th in D-1 in PPG allowed with 61.4. They are able to force 10.8 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 39.3% from the field (13th in D-1). The Dayton defense surrenders 28.4% on shots from 3-point land (160 of 564) and their opposition makes 68.2% of their free throw attempts. They have conceded 10.6 assists and 31.2 total boards per game, which is 34th and 34th in the nation.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Saint Louis
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