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North Texas Mean Green vs. Dayton Flyers, 12/17/19 Prediction & Odds

The 13th-ranked Dayton Flyers have enjoyed a strong first month-plus to the season and are big favorites tonight at home versus the North Texas Mean Green. Is a bet on Dayton the smart way to go here?

Game Snapshot

601 North Texas Mean Green at 602 Dayton Flyers

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

University of Dayton Arena at 7PM ET

TV: ESPN+

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Flyers are a 16.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 133.5 points. As of Tuesday morning, 73 percent of public bets are coming in on host Dayton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.

Mean Green roll past Trojans

North Texas cruised to a 76-53 win Saturday night at home over Little Rock to improve to 4-6 overall and 3-2 at home. The Mean Green raced out ot a 45-25 halftime advantage on their way to the victory. Umoja Gibson paced North Texas with 23 points on 7-of-11 shooting including 7-of-10 from 3-point range plus 2-of-2 at the free throw line. He also contributed six rebounds and three assists. James Reese added 12 points, two boards and two steals. 

Flyers ease past Bulldogs

Dayton rolled to a 78-47 home triumph Saturday night over Drake to move to 8-1 overall and 5-0 at home. The Flyers led 34-22 at halftime and continue to pull away after the break. Ibi Watson led Dayton with 20 points off the bench on 6-of-8 shooting including 4-of-6 from 3-point distance plus 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down two rebounds. Obi Toppin registered 19 points, eight boards, three assists, two steals and two blocked shots. Trey Landers had 12 points, 10 caroms and four assists. Rodney Chatman added 12 points, seven rebounds and five dimes.

College Basketball Betting Trends

North Texas

The Mean Green are 4-0 ATS in their last four games overall. North Texas is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games as a road underdog.

Dayton

The Flyers are 6-1 ATS in their last seven games as a favorite. Dayton is 4-1 ATS in its last five games following an ATS win.

Prediction:

Dayton is legit and brings in an elite offense to face a North Texas squad that plays at a super slow pace. The Flyers are middle of the pack in terms of pace and I don't think the Mean Green wanting to slow it to a snail's pace is really going to impact their efficiency. Look for Dayton to methodically take down North Texas and eventually pad the lead enough to cover this spread.

 

COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: DAYTON FLYERS -15.5

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