Bonnies vs. Flyers Prediction
The seventh-ranked Dayton Flyers are big favorites at home tonight as they welcome in the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. Is Dayton a good bet to cover the large number?
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
University of Dayton Arena at 7PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Flyers are a 15.5-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 137 points. As of Wednesday morning, 54 percent of public bets are coming in on host Dayton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Bonnies blown out at Rams
St. Bonaventure fell by a score of 91-63 Saturday at Virginia Commonwealth to drop to 12-6 overall and 4-1 in the Atlantic 10 Conference. The Bonnies trailed 52-24 at halftime en route to the defeat. Justin Winston led St. Bonaventure with 17 points on 7-of-19 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point distance plus 1-of-2 at the free throw line. He also brought down six rebounds. Jaren English added 15 points and four boards.
Flyers outlast Billikens in OT
Jalen Crutcher drained a 3-pointer at the buzzer in overtime Friday night to lift Dayton to a 78-76 victory at Saint Louis. The Flyers outscored the Billikens 44-36 in the second half and 9-7 in the extra session to post the win. Crutcher paced Dayton with 21 points on 7-of-17 shooting including 3-of-8 from 3-point range plus 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also dished out two assists. Obi Toppin contributed 20 points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots. Ibi Watson tallied 17 points, three dimes, two rebounds and two steals off the bench. Trey Landers added 14 points, five caroms and three steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Bonnies are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. St. Bonaventure is 4-1 ATS in its last five Wednesday games.
The Flyers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games. Dayton is 1-5 ATS in its last six Wednesday games.
The Bonnies were hammered at VCU and it gets more difficult here against maybe the best team in the country that not a lot of people know about. Plenty more people will find out about the Flyers over the next couple of months and one of the staples is that they do not take a night off. Both of their losses came in overtime and they routinely beat up on lesser foes. While St. Bonaventure is a decent defensive team, there is no reason to believe it can slow down the nation's second-ranked offense in terms of adjusted efficiency. I'm giving the points in this spot.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: DAYTON FLYERS -15.5