Dayton vs. Furman - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Furman Paladins (6-4) at Dayton Flyers (7-2)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -20 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Furman Paladins and Dayton Flyers square off Saturday at the University of Dayton Arena.
The Furman Paladins look for their second road win after winning four of their last six games. The Furman Paladins are averaging 67.2 points on 42 percent shooting and allowing 68.1 points on 45.8 percent shooting. Stephen Croone is averaging 13.8 points and 3.3 assists while Matt Rafferty is averaging 10.9 points and 9.1 rebounds. Devin Sibley is dishing 1.2 assists and Kris Acox is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Furman Paladins are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 68.9 percent from the free throw line. Furman is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.2 turnovers per game. The Furman Paladins have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Dayton Flyers look for a bounce back win after splitting their last four games. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 74 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 67 points on 39.8 percent shooting. Charles Cooke is averaging 14 points and 2.1 assists while Kendall Pollard is averaging 12.9 points and five rebounds. Scoochie Smith is the third double-digit scorer and Kyle Davis is dishing 2.2 assists. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 64.9 percent from the free throw line. Dayton is allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.3 turnovers per game. The Dayton Flyers have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Paladins are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Flyers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Furman has been up and down early on this season and has been crushed against better comp. Dayton falls into that boat, and the Flyers play lights out ball at home. I'll side with Dayton in a blowout, but there are better options on the board.