St. Bonaventure vs. Dayton - 1/8/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (11-2) at St. Bonaventure Bonnies (8-4)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Reilly Center)
The Line: St. Bonaventure Bonnies 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Dayton Flyers and St. Bonaventure Bonnies meet Thursday at the Reilly Center.
The Dayton Flyers have won four straight games and play their first road game of 2015. On the season, Dayton is averaging 69 points on 45 percent shooting and is allowing 59.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Jordan Sibert is averaging 15.7 points and 4.4 rebounds while Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 12.2 points and 6.4 rebounds. Kendall Pollard is the third player averaging double-digit points and Devon Scott is grabbing 7.4 rebounds. The Dayton Flyers relies on a defense that’s forcing 13.5 turnovers and is allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep. Dayton has allowed 64 or less points in eight of its last 10 games. Offensively, Dayton is shooting 65.5 percent from the free throw line and 33.5 percent from downtown.
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies have split their last six games and play their first home game of 2015. On the season, St. Bonaventure is averaging 71.7 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 64.5 points on 40.2 percent shooting. Marcus Posley is averaging 17.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting and Dion Wright is averaging 12.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. Youssou Ndoye is grabbing 11.5 rebounds and Jaylen Adams is dishing out 3.3 assists. The St. Bonaventure Bonnies rely on their length, as they’re grabbing 39.1 rebounds and blocking 4.6 shots. Offensively, St. Bonaventure is shooting 69.8 percent from the line and 36.2 percent from downtown. Defensively, St. Bonaventure is forcing 14 turnovers and allowing teams to shoot 36.4 percent from deep.
The Flyers are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 vs. Atlantic 10 and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bonnies are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
In a toss up game, i have to go with the more athletic team with the better coach. Dayton is experienced and has been playing the better basketball. Look for the Flyers to win this game.