Dayton vs. Rhode Island - 3/3/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Rhode Island Rams (20-7) at Dayton Flyers (22-6)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Dayton Flyers and the Rhode Island Rams face off on Tuesday at the University of Dayton Arena in A-10 college basketball action.
The Dayton Flyers are 22-6 this season and have won five of their last six games and they are playing their final home game of the season. Dayton is averaging 68.8 points and they are shooting 46.4 percent while defensively they are allowing 60.8 points and their opponents are shooting 41.5 percent. Jordan Sibert leads the Flyers averaging 16.5 points per game. Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 13.1 points and 8.0 rebounds, Kendall Pollard is averaging 12.2 points and 5.6 rebounds, and Scoochie Smith is averaging 8.5 points. Dayton is 15-0 at home and 12-4 in the A-10.
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The Rhode Island Rams are 20-7 this season and they have won nine of their last 11 games. URI is averaging 67.4 points and they are shooting 45.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 58.5 points and their opponents are shooting 40 percent. E.C. Mathews leads the Rams averaging 16.5 points per game. Hassan Martin is averaging 11.7 points and 7.8 rebounds, Jared Terrell is averaging 9.5 points, and Gilvydas Biruta is averaging 8.0 points. Rhode Island is 7-3 on the road and 12-4 in the A-10.
Dayton is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight home games, 1-5 against the spread in Tuesday games, and 5-2 against the spread at home against a team with a winning road record. Rhode Island is 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games against a team with a home winning percentage better than .600. The underdog has covered the point spread in the last four meetings of these two.
This is going to be a good one but Dayton has been exceptional at home and I don’t see that changing here.