Dayton vs. Saint Joseph's - 3/12/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Joseph's Hawks (25-7) at Dayton Flyers (25-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 1:30 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -1.5 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds
The Dayton Flyers and the St. Joseph’s Hawks face off on Saturday in A-10 college basketball tournament semifinal action.
The Dayton Flyers are 25-7 this season and they advanced to this game by dominating Richmond on Friday. Dayton is averaging 73 points per game and they are shooting 46 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.4 percent. Charles Cooke leads the Flyers averaging 15.8 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 12.6 points and 8.5 rebounds, Scoochie Smith is averaging 11.8 points, and Kendall Pollard is averaging 10.8 points. Dayton is 15-4 in the Atlantic 10 and 3-1 in neutral site games.
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The St. Joseph’s Hawks are 25-7 this season and they advanced to this game after beating George Washington on Friday. St. Joe’s is averaging 77.2 points and they are shooting 45 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 41.3 percent. Isaiah Miles leads the Hawks averaging 18 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. DeAndre Bumbry is averaging 17 points and 7.8 rebounds, Aaron Brown is averaging 9.7 points, and Shavar Newkirk is averaging 8.5 points. St. Joe’s is 14-5 in the A-10 and 3-1 in neutral site games.
Dayton is 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine games, 1-6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4-1 against the spread following a win. St. Joseph’s is 19-7-1 against the spread in their last 27 games, 11-5-1 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread, and 13-6-1 against the spread following a win. Saint Joe’s has covered the point spread in their last five games against Dayton.
Dayton is a tough customer in tournaments and this is their time and I look for them to get it done here.