Flyers vs. Hawks Prediction
The 20th-ranked Dayton Flyers are big favorites on the road this afternoon at the Saint Joseph's Hawks. Can Dayton cover the big number?
Sunday, Janaury 5, 2020
Hagan Arena at 1PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Flyers are a 17-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 153.5 points. As of Sunday morning, 65 percent of public bets are being placed on visiting Dayton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Flyers cruise past Explorers
Dayton earned an 84-58 victory Thursday night at La Salle to improve to 12-2 overall and 1-0 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Flyers led 46-24 at halftime en route to the victory. Obi Toppin paced Dayton with 20 points on 7-of-9 shooting including 1-of-1 from 3-point range plus 5-of-5 at the free throw line. He also tallied seven rebounds, four assists and two steals. Jalen Crutcher accounted for 15 points and four dimes. Ryan Mikesell had 11 points, seven boards, three assists and two steals. Trey Landers registered 10 points, eight caroms, six assists and three blocked shots. Ibi Watson added 10 points and two rebounds.
Hawks crushed by Spiders
Saint Joseph's lost by a score of 84-52 Thursday night at Richmond to fall to 3-10 overall and 0-1 in conference action. The Hawks trailed 44-23 at halftime on their way to the victory. Cameron Brown was the lone player in double figure in scoring for Saint Joseph's as he ended with 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting including 1-of-6 from the free throw line. He also registered seven rebounds and two assists. Myles Douglas added nine points and two boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Flyers are 5-1 ATS in their last six games as a road favorite. Dayton is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 road games.
The Hawks are 17-6-3 ATS in their last 23 home games. Saint Joseph's is 1-8 ATS in its last nine Sunday games.
The spread is huge but this is an outstanding team against a pretty bad squad, so even on the road Dayton has the ability to win in a rout. Considering the Hawks have lost by 16 at home against St. Francis (PA) and 23 at home to Lafayette, a blowout loss against the likes of what is an elite offensive team in the Flyers is hardly a stretch. Give the points here.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: DAYTON FLYERS -17