Portland vs. Dayton - 11/25/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Dayton Flyers (2-2) at Portland Pilots (3-1)
College Basketball: Friday, November 25, 2016 at 9:30 pm (Titan Gym)
The Line: Portland Pilots -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Portland Pilots and the Dayton Flyers face off on Friday in the Directv Wooden legacy college basketball tournament.
The Portland Pilots are 3-1 this season but they ran into a buzz saw on Thursday as they were blown out by UCLA. Portland is averaging 75.7 points per game and they are shooting 44.6 percent from the floor and 42.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 73.3 points and their opponents are shooting 40.6 percent. Alec Wintering leads the Pilots averaging 17.5 points, 5 rebounds, and 6.5 assists per game. Jazz Johnson is averaging 17 points for Portland, Gabe Taylor is averaging 14.5 points and 7 rebounds, and D’Marques Tyson is averaging 9.8 points. Portland played well early on Thursday but in the end, they were over matched.
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The Dayton Flyers are 2-2 this season and they are coming off of a 2-point loss to Nebraska which was the second game they lost in a row. Dayton is averaging 77 points per game and they are shooting 45.5 percent from the floor and 39.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 70.2 points per game and their opponents are shooting 42.9 percent. Charles Cooke leads the Flyers averaging 21.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Scoochie Smith is averaging 15 points for UD, Sam Miller is averaging 9 points, and Ryan Mikesell is averaging 8.3 points and 5 rebounds. Dayton is still without Josh Cunningham who is one of their best players.
Portland is 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 neutral site games and 2-5 against the spread following a loss by 20 or more points. Dayton is 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 neutral site games, 1-7-1 against the spread following game that they didn’t cover the point spread, and 0-6 against the spread following a loss.
Dayton is listed as a 10-point favorite but that is just too many against an under rated Portland team so I am taking the points.