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Dayton Flyers vs. Richmond Spiders - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Richmond Spiders (10-8) at Dayton Flyers (15-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm (University of Dayton Arena)

The Line: Dayton Flyers -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: A10

The Richmond Spiders will travel to the University of Dayton Arena to take on the Dayton Flyers this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The Richmond Spiders improved to 10-8 (3-2 A-10) on the season after defeating the Davidson Wildcats 89-63 this past Saturday. Richmond got it done on both ends of the court as they shot 57.4% from the field while holding Davidson to just 27.3% (6-22) shooting from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Spiders was Terry Allen who had 21 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Richmond is ranked 78th in the RPI Standings and has played the 22nd ranked SOS. On the season, the Spiders have been led by Kendall Anthony (16.3 ppg, 1.4 rpg, 2.1 apg) and Terry Allen (11.8 ppg, 5.4 rpg). Offensively, Richmond is averaging 64.4 ppg (ranked 251st) on 46.7% shooting (ranked 48th). The Spiders have an assist/turnover ratio of 1.35 (ranked 30th) and average 6.7 three-pointers per game (ranked 135th). Defensively, Richmond is holding their opponents to an average of 59.9 ppg (ranked 36th) on 42.2% shooting (ranked 161st). The Spiders have a turnover margin of 2.9 (ranked 30th) and a rebound margin of -6.2 (ranked 331st).

Dayton Flyers vs. Richmond Spiders - 1/24/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The 22nd ranked Dayton Flyers had their eight game winning streak snapped and dropped to 15-3 (5-1 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Davidson Wildcats 77-60 this past Tuesday. Dayton allowed Davidson to shoot 51.7% from the field and 52.2 (12-23) from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for Dayton was Jordan Sibert who had 23 points, 3 rebounds, and 4 assists. Dayton is currently ranked 28th in the RPI Standings and has played the 123rd ranked SOS. On the season, the Flyers have been led by Jordan Sibert (16.1 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.9 apg) and Dyshawn Pierre (12.2 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 2.8 apg). Offensively, Dayton is averaging 68.5 ppg (ranked 152nd) on 46.7% shooting (ranked 47th). The Flyers average 14.6 apg (ranked 65th) and have a 1.24 assist/turnover ratio (ranked 54th). Defensively, Dayton is holding their opponents to an average of 59.1 ppg (ranked 28th) on 39.5% shooting (ranked 61st). The Flyers commit only 16.3 fouls per game (ranked 45th) and grab a total of 32.94 rpg (ranked 254th).

The Spiders are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 overall however, just 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games. The Flyers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a S.U. loss and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.

Richmond has won 3 of their last 4 and is finding more ways to score the ball as they are averaging 74 ppg in those games. Dayton has a strong team on both sides of the ball and although I’m not shocked at the fact they lost at Davidson, I’m surprised they were only able to put up 60 points against a weak Davidson defense. Richman really knows how to lock other teams down on the defensive end and although they haven’t won much on the road, I like how this team is playing lately and think that they’ll keep this one within the spread. Take Richmond and the points. 

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