Rhode Island vs. Dayton - 3/4/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Dayton Flyers (27-2) at Rhode Island Rams (20-8)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Thomas M. Ryan Center)
The Line: Rhode Island Rams +4 -- Over/Under: 145
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Dayton Flyers and Rhode Island Rams meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Ryan Center.
The Dayton Flyers haven’t lost a game since December 21. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 81.2 points on 52.3 percent shooting and allowing 65.6 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Obi Toppin is averaging 19.7 points and 7.8 rebounds while Jalen Crutcher is averaging 14.8 points and 5.1 assists. Trey Landers is the third double-digit scorer and Ibi Watson is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 72.7 percent from the free throw line. The Dayton Flyers are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.4 rebounds per game. The Dayton Flyers haven’t lost a true road game this season.
The Rhode Island Rams look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Rhode Island Rams are averaging 74.7 points on 42.8 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Fatts Russell is averaging 19.6 points and 3.4 rebounds while Jeff Dowtin is averaging 14.1 points and 3.7 rebounds. Tyrese Martin is the third double-digit scorer and Cyril Langevine is grabbing 10.4 rebounds. The Rhode Island Rams are shooting 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 69.1 percent from the free throw line. The Rhode Island Rams are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.9 rebounds per game. The Rhode Island Rams have won five of their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Dayton Flyers smoked Rhode Island in the first meeting, and they're winning at home by an average of 9.1 points while shooting 50.4 percent from the field. However, the Rhode Island Rams are playing great ball in their own right, which includes winning at home by an average of 7.9 points while allowing just 41.9 percent shooting from the field and 29 percent shooting from deep. The Dayton Flyers are just 3-5 against the spread on the road this season. Bottom line is, the Rhode Island Rams are too good to bet against in the underdog role, especially at home.