Dayton vs. VCU - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Commonwealth Rams (22-8) at Dayton Flyers (23-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 8:00 pm (Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dayton Flyers and the VCU Rams face off on Saturday in A-10 college basketball action.
The Dayton Flyers are 23-6 this season and they have won two of their last three games. Dayton is averaging 73.3 points per game and they are shooting 46.4 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents are shooting 41 percent. Charles Cooke leads the Flyers averaging 15.9 points and 6.1 rebounds per game. Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 13.1 points and 8.5 rebounds, Scoochie Smith is averaging 11.2 points, and Kendall Pollard is averaging 10.8 points and 5.0 rebounds. Dayton is 13-3 at home and 13-4 in the A-10.
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The VCU Rams are 22-8 this season and they have won five of their last six games. VCU is averaging 77.4 points per game and they are shooting 45.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 67 points and their opponents are shooting 43.9 percent. Melvin Johnson leads the Rams averaging 18.1 points per game. Korey Billbury is averaging 11 points and 5.0 rebounds, JeQuan Lewis is averaging 10.5 points and 5.0 assists, and Mo Alie-Cox is averaging 10.2 points and 5.1 rebounds. VCU is 7-3 on the road and 14-3 in the A-10.
Dayton is 0-4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 0-4 against the spread in their last four home games, and 0-6-1 against the spread against the A-10. VCU is 4-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t’ cover the point spread, 17-5 against the spread following a win, and 15-5 against the spread against the A-10.
Dayton seems to always show up for the big games so I see them showing up here.