Flyers vs. Buffaloes Prediction
The 13th-ranked Dayton Flyers are favored this evening in Chicago as it takes on the Colorado Buffaloes. Can Dayton get it done in the neutral setting?
Saturday, December 21, 2019
United Center at 6:30PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Flyers are a 5-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 139 points. As of Saturday morning, 82 percent of public bets are pouring in on Dayton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Flyers down Mean Green
Dayton secured a 71-58 home win Tuesday night over North Texas to improve to 9-1 on the season and 6-0 at home. The Flyers led 34-19 at halftime and held control after the break. Ryan Mikesell helped pace Dayton with 16 points on 4-of-7 shooting including 1-of-2 from 3-point range plus 7-of-9 at the free throw line. He also brought down four rebounds. Jalen Crutcher accounted for 16 points, five boards and three assists. Obi Toppin added 11 points, seven caroms, six assists and two steals.
Buffaloes race past Panthers
Colorado earned an 83-64 home win Thursday night over Prairie View A&M to move to 9-2 overall and 5-1 at home. The Buffaloes outscored the Panthers 45-36 in the second half to pull away. Evan Battey led Colorado with 20 points on 5-of-7 shooting plus 10-of-11 at the free throw line. He also pulled down nine rebounds. D'Shawn Schwartz contributed 13 points, four boards and two assists. Tyler Bey had 13 points and seven caroms. McKinley Wright IV added 11 points, seven rebounds, six dimes and two blocked shots.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Flyers are 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Dayton is 6-2 ATS in its last eight games as a favorite.
The Buffaloes are 5-11 ATS in their last 16 neutral site games. Colorado is 1-7 ATS in its last eight games overall.
Dayton is a legit good team that took Kansas to the brink and has an offense ranked sixth nationally in adjusted offensive efficiency, but in a neutral setting against a decent Colorado team this one might be closer than the spread suggests. The Buffaloes have an outstanding defense that could even the playing field a bit and as long as they carve out enough production on the offensive end I think they give the Flyers quite a test. Taking the points in this spot.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: COLORADO BUFFALOES +5