Miami (Ohio) vs. Dayton - 12/3/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (4-1) at Miami (Ohio) RedHawks (2-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Millett Hall)
The Line: Miami (Ohio) RedHawks +11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dayton Flyers and Miami of Ohio Redhawks play Wednesday night at the Millett Hall.
The Dayton Flyers are off to a solid 4-1 start and will play their first true road game. On the season, Dayton is averaging 67 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 54.8 points on 35 percent shooting. Jordan Sibert leads Dayton with 15.6 points on 40.4 percent shooting and Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 12.6 points and 7.2 rebounds. Devon Scott is grabbing seven rebounds per game and Scoochie Smith leads the way with four assists. The Dayton Flyers aren’t nearly as good offensively as they were a season ago, shooting just 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and turning the ball over 13 times per game. However, Dayton has improved on the defensive side, forcing nearly 14 turnovers per game and allowing 53 or less points in four of their five games.
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The Miami of Ohio Redhawks have lost three straight games and could use a win here to get back on track. On the season, Miami of Ohio is averaging 61 points on 41.2 percent shooting and is allowing 64.5 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Will Sullivan leads the Redhawks with 11.2 points on 51.2 percent shooting and Geovonie McKnight is averaging 10.2 points on 36.8 percent shooting. Eric Washington is averaging 5.3 assists per game and Chris Bryant is shooting 50 percent from the field. The Miami of Ohio Redhawks stay in games with their defense that’s held five of their six opponents to 70 or less points and is forcing 8.3 steals per game. Despite the 36.6 percent shooting from deep, Miami of Ohio’s offense is absolutely brutal and so are the 20.8 rebounds averaged per game.
The Flyers are 45-20 ATS in their last 65 non-conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Redhawks are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Atlantic 10.
Dayton isn't exactly shooting lights out like we're used to seeing, which will give the Redhawks a chance to keep this game close at home. I don't love this game at all but the points seem to be the best bet.