Dayton vs. Tennessee Tech - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles (7-2) at Dayton Flyers (3-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm (UD Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
We have some non-conference action on the hardwood as the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles face off against the Dayton Flyers in a college basketball matchup.
The Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles will look to rebound from having their 6 game winning streak snapped after a 64-50 loss to Furman last time out. Courtney Alexander II and Aleksa Jugovic tied for the team-lead with 11 points apiece, finishing as the lone pair of Golden Eagles to finish in double figures scoring. Alexander II tied for the team lead with 9 rebounds, while Jugovic dished out a team-high 6 assists. Kajon Mack added 6 points and 9 rebounds of his own, while Shaq Calhoun chipped in 7 points and a pair of steals. Jugovic leads the team in scoring with 14.3 points per game, while Mack is the team’s top assist man with 4.3 assists per game and Alexander II is averaging a team-high 10.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Tennessee Tech is scoring 84.6 points per game on 49.7% shooting from the field, 37.6% from behind the arc and 67.8% from the foul line this season.
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The Dayton Flyers will try to climb back to .500 after back-to-back losses dropped them to 3-4, including a 61-59 heartbreaker at the hands of Mississippi State in their last outing. Jalen Crutcher led the team with 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting with 4 triples and a pair of steals, while Darrell Davis chipped in 17 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals for an all-around solid double-double. Josh Cunningham chipped in 16 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the field with 8 rebounds to round out the scoring in double figures for the Flyers in the loss. Davis leads Dayton in scoring with 19.3 points per game while Cunningham is averaging a double-double per game with 14.6 points to go along with his team-leading 10 rebounds per game and Crutcher is the team’s top assist man, dishing out 2.7 dimes per game this season. As a team, Dayton is scoring 69.3 points per game on 45.5% shooting from the field, 33.1% from behind the arc and 70.6% from the foul line this season.
Tennessee Tech is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a loss while the over is 8-3 in their last 11 road games. Dayton is 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a loss and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games while the under is 6-2-1 in their last 9 games overall.
I know that Dayton’s had a much tougher schedule this season and already have double-digit wins over Akron and Ohio, but something just seems off about leaving almost double-digits on the table with Tennessee Tech here. The Golden Eagles can score as they’ve put up 80 or more points in 7 of their 9 games this season, and as you probably guessed, all wins. I’m not saying Tennessee Tech wins here, but Dayton hasn’t hit 80 points in any of their games this season, so if this one starts turning into a shootout, the Flyers could be in some trouble. I’ll take a shot with Tennessee Tech and the points here.