Dayton vs. Xavier - 11/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Xavier Musketeers (6-0) at Dayton Flyers (5-0)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 4:30 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Dayton Flyers +3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Xavier Musketeers and Dayton Flyers meet Sunday afternoon at the HP Field House.
The Xavier Musketeers look to improve to an impressive 7-0 on the season. The Xavier Musketeers are averaging 79 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Trevon Bluiett is averaging 14.7 points and 7.8 rebounds while Edmond Sumner is averaging 11 points and 2.8 assists. Jalen Reynolds is grabbing eight rebounds and J.P. Macura is dishing two assists. The Xavier Musketeers are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 76.8 percent from the free throw line. Xavier has four double-digit scorers and is averaging 12.5 offensive rebounds per game. The Xavier Musketeers have won 11 of their last 14 regular season games.
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The Dayton Flyers also look to remain unbeaten after a quick 5-0 start to the season. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 77.6 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 62.8 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Charles Cooke is averaging 16.6 points and 6.4 rebounds while Scoochie Smith is averaging 12.2 points and 4.6 assists. Kendall Pollard is grabbing 6.2 rebounds and Kyle Davis is dishing 2.6 assists. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. Dayton has 101 three-ball attempts in five games and is averaging 15 turnovers per contest. The Dayton Flyers have won 11 of their last 13 regular season games.
The Musketeers are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games. The Flyers are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 vs. Big East and 7-16 ATS in their last 23 Sunday games. The Musketeers are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
Dayton relies a little too much on the three-ball for my taste and is turning the ball over way too much. I think Xavier is the better and deeper team here. While the points are interesting, I see the Musketeers being the team that remains unbeaten here.