Richmond vs. Dayton - 3/1/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (22-6) at Richmond Spiders (15-13)
College Basketball: Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm (Robins Center)
The Line: Richmond Spiders -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Dayton Flyers and Richmond Spiders square off Tuesday night at the Robins Center.
The Dayton Flyers need a nice win after losing three of their last four games. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 72.9 points on 46.1 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 40.6 percent shooting. Charles Cooke is averaging 15.7 points and 6.1 rebounds while Dyshawn Pierre is averaging 13 points and 2.6 assists. Kendall Pollard is grabbing five rebounds and Scoochie Smith is dishing four assists. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 34.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.3 percent from the free throw line. The Flyers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38 rebounds per game. The Dayton Flyers have won five of their last six road games.
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The Richmond Spiders look for consistency after splitting their last 14 games. The Richmond Spiders are averaging 77.5 points on 48.9 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 44.8 percent shooting. Terry Allen is averaging 18.3 points and eight rebounds while T.J. Cline is averaging 17.3 points and four assists. ShawnDre' Jones is the third double-digit scorer and Marshall Wood is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Richmond Spiders are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 65.5 percent from the free throw line. The Spiders are allowing 36.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32 rebounds per game. The Richmond Spiders have lost five of their last eight home games.
The Flyers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games and 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Spiders are 1-10 ATS in their last 11 Tuesday games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Flyers are 0-5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Richmond and 1-6-1 ATS in the last 8 meetings overall.
I get that Richmond is the better team at home and the last contest at home also makes the Spiders interesting. However, Dayton is simply the better team and has proven it can win on the road. Give me the points and the better team.