Dayton vs. Auburn Prediction
The Dayton Flyers have not played a road game yet this season and have a tough one today as they take on the eighth-ranked host Auburn Tigers. Can Dayton use a strong defensive effort to help keep the score down against the heavily favored Tigers?
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Auburn Arena at 8:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Tigers are a 15-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 140.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 64 percent of public bets are coming in on host Auburn. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Flyers roll past Detroit
Dayton dominated the Titans to the tune of 98-59 Tuesday night on its home court. The Flyers (6-3) opened up a 49-29 halftime advantage on the way to the victory. Obadiah Toppin paced Dayton with 22 points off the bench on 10-of-13 shooting in 25 minutes to go with 11 rebounds and three assists. Josh Cunningham contributed 20 points and four boards. Jalen Crutcher registered 16 points plus six assists, four rebounds and two steals. Jordan Davis tallied 13 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two steals. Ryan Mikesell added 10 points, five boards and three dimes.
Tigers clamp down defensively
Auburn (7-1) has only allowed a total of 90 points in its last two games including a 67-41 home victory Tuesday night over UNC-Asheville. The Tigers led 33-18 through 20 minutes and did not let up after the break. Austin Wiley paced Auburn with 14 points off the bench on 5-of-7 shooting in 18 minutes to go with four rebounds. Samir Doughty added 13 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Flyers are 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games. Dayton is 2-7 ATS in its last nine Saturday games.
The Tigers are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 versus the Atlantic 10 Conference. The under is 6-2 in the last eight Auburn home games.
With how well Auburn has been playing defensively, I can't see this being a high-scoring affair. The Tigers are ranked ninth nationally in adjusted defensive efficiency, which is ahead of where their offensive numbers lie. With the Flyers being a slightly better defensive team than on the offensive end, I think the total here is set a bit too high. Play the under.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: DAYTON FLYERS/AUBURN TIGERS UNDER 140.5