Dayton vs. St. Bonaventure - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
St. Bonaventure Bonnies (13-9) at Dayton Flyers (18-5)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm (Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Network
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and Dayton Flyers meet Saturday at the University of Dayton Arena.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies look to remain in the A-10 race by splitting their last 10 games. On the season, St. Bonaventure is averaging 68.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting and is allowing 65 points on 42 percent shooting. Marcus Posley is averaging 16.9 points and 1.6 assists while Dion Wright is averaging 13.3 points and seven rebounds. Youssou Ndoye is grabbing 10.5 rebounds and Jaylen Adams is dishing 4.5 assists. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 71 percent from the line and 32.4 percent from deep. Defensively, St. Bonaventure is allowing 37.7 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 66 or less points in four of its last five games.
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The Dayton Flyers also could use a win after splitting their last six games. On the season, Dayton is averaging 68.5 points on 46.4 percent shooting and is allowing 59.8 points on 40.3 percent shooting. Jordan Sibert is averaging 16.1 points and 3.7 rebounds while Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 12.6 points and 7.5 rebounds. Kendall Pollard is the third double-digit scorer and Scoochie Smith is dishing four assists. The Dayton Flyers have have five players averaging at least 7.1 points, and they’re shooting 67.7 percent from the line and 35 percent from downtown. Defensively, Dayton is allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in six of its last eight games.
The Bonnies are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Flyers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss. The road team is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have been money ATS as of late while Dayton has been shaky with its play overall recently. The Bonnies don't get blown out often and are playing for something this late in this season. I expect a close game, which is why I'm taking the points here.