Alabama vs. Dayton - 11/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (0-0) at Alabama Crimson Tide (1-0)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm (Coleman Coliseum)
The Line: Alabama Crimson Tide 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and the Dayton Flyers face off on Tuesday afternoon in Tuscaloosa as part of ESPN’s 24 Hours of Basketball.
The Alabama Crimson Tide are off to a 1-0 start to the season after demolishing Coastal Carolina 70-53 in their opener. Alabama shot 43.8 percent from the floor including 38.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while holding their opponent to 27.4 percent shooting in the win. Corban Collins led the Crimson Tide with 15 points in 31 minutes of action. Riley Norris added 14 points and 5 rebounds for Alabama, Dazon Ingram had 11 points and 5 assists, and Shannon Hale had 8 points in just 15 minutes of playing time. Alabama is hoping to improve this season and become relevant in the SEC once again.
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The Dayton Flyers opened their season with a 96-67 smashing of Austin Peay in a game they led by 17 at the half and never took their foot off of the gas. Dayton shot 54.4 percent from the floor and 40.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc as 14 players got playing time. Charles Cooke led the Flyers scoring 31 points in 28 minutes of action. Darrell Davis had 17 points for Dayton, Josh Cunningham had 13 points and 6 rebounds, and Scoochie Smith had 11 points and 6 assists. Dayton blew out Alabama by 32 points last season so they know the Tide will be looking for revenge here.
Alabama is 2-7 against the spread in their last 9 games, 1-5 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 0-4 against the spread against the A-10. Dayton is 2-9-1 against the spread in their last 12 games, 11-3 against the spread against the SEC, and 0-3-1 against the spread in their last 4 road games.
This one looks like another gift from the odds makers as Dayton shouldn’t have any problems once again this year. Look for Dayton to be just way too much.