Dayton Flyers vs. La Salle Explorers - 2/19/14
La Salle Explorers (12-12) at Dayton Flyers (17-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 9:00 pm (Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -7.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The La Salle Explores will go on the road to face the Dayton Flyers in hopes of snapping their three-game losing streak.
The Explorers have lost three in a row and six of their last seven games. During this losing streak, they’re averaging 62.4 points on 37.7 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 47 percent shooting. They’re usually a solid defensive team, holding teams under 70 points on the season, but poor shooting has been a constant, as they shoot just 41.2 percent from the field on the year. On the road, they average 62.2 points and allow 68.8 points. They are 5-15-1 ATS overall and 3-8 ATS on the road.
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The Flyers have found their rhythm with four straight victories. In their last five games, they’re averaging 72.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 46.3 percent shooting. They are now 13-3 SU when scoring at least 75 points this season. At home, they average 73.4 points and allow 64.3 points. Sophomore forward Dyshawn Pierre is coming off a 21-point performance in a victory over Rhode Island. The Flyers are 12-9 ATS overall and 4-6 ATS on their home court.
The Explorers have been a mediocre team all season long and have lost their last three road games in blowout fashion. The Flyers are finally starting to fire on all cylinders and are a decent 10-4 SU at home.
Dayton has won four of the last five meetings against La Salle. The Explorers are 1-7 ATS in their last eight conference games and 1-4 ATS in their last five meetings against Dayton.
You’re likely going to see a double-digit victory in this game, so taking the chalk at the price it is at right now isn’t a big deal.