Flyers vs. Rams Prediction
The third-ranked Dayton Flyers will look to remain perferct in Atlantic 10 Conference play tonight as they play at the Rhode Island Rams. Can Dayton cover the number as the road favorites?
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Ryan Center at 9PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Flyers are a 4-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under is set at 146 points. As of Wednesday morning, 85 percent of public bets are pouring in on visiting Dayton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Flyers win 18th straight
Dayton earned an 82-67 victory Friday night at home over Davidson to clinch the outright Atlantic 10 championship while improving to 27-2 overall plus 16-0 in conference play. The Flyers led 42-24 at halftime on their way to the win. Obi Toppin paced Dayton with 23 points on 10-of-11 shooting including 3-of-4 from 3-point distance. He also registered 12 rebounds and four assists. Rodney Chatman tallied 14 points, two assists and two steals. Ibi Watson recorded 13 points in 24 minutes of action off the bench. Trey Landers accounted for 11 points, seven boards and two dimes. Jalen Crutcher added 10 points and seven assists.
Rams fall to Billikens
Rhode Island lost 72-62 at home Sunday versus Saint Louis to drop to 20-8 overall and 12-4 in conference action. The Rams trailed 26-19 at halftime and were unable to bounce back. Fatts Russell paced Rhode Island with 17 points on 5-of-16 shooting including 2-of-7 from 3-point range plus 5-of-7 at the charity stripe. He also racked up eight steals, six assists and three rebounds. Cyril Langevine accumulated 12 points, 11 boards and four blocked shots. Tyrese Martin tallied 11 points and four caroms. Jeff Dowtin added 11 points and three rebounds.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Flyers are 2-3 ATS in the last five meetings. Dayton is 2-3 straight up in the last five meetings.
The Rams are 75-108 ATS in its last 183 conference games. Three of the last five meetings have gone over the total.
This could be a letdown spot for the Flyers in theory, but I don't see it against even a strong Rams squad. Dayton downed the Rams 81-67 at their place and still has goals of a perfect Atlantic 10 season plus a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament at hand. Look for a strong and focused effort out of a Flyers squad that has the second-best offensive nationally in terms of adjusted efficiency.
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