Mississippi Rebels (4-0) at Dayton Flyers (3-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 2:30 pm (University of Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers +2 -- Over/Under: 133.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Ole Miss Rebels and Dayton Flyers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the UD Arena.
The Ole Miss Rebels look for another win to build on their 4-0 record. The Ole Miss Rebels are averaging 74 points on 46.4 percent shooting and allowing 52 points on 34 percent shooting. Devontae Shuler is averaging 17.8 points and 3.5 assists while Romello White is averaging 13.3 points and 6.8 rebounds. Luis Rodriguez is the third double-digit scorer and KJ Buffen is dishing 1.5 assists. The Ole Miss Rebels are shooting 24 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. The Ole Miss Rebels are allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game.
The Dayton Flyers look for a win to build on their 3-1 record. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 70.3 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Ibi Watson is averaging 19.8 points and 4.8 rebounds while Jalen Crutcher is averaging 15.8 points and 6.3 assists. Chase Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Chatman is grabbing 2.5 rebounds. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Dayton Flyers are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.3 rebounds per game.
The Rebels are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 Saturday games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win. The Flyers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The under is 5-0-1 in Rebels last 6 overall. The under is 5-1 in Flyers last 6 overall. The road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Ole Miss Rebels are unbeaten on the season and probably have the edge defensively here, but they haven't played anybody yet, so the jury is still out on their ability. The Dayton Flyers have shown more balance in their attack and just beat Mississippi State while also taking SMU down to the wire. Dayton is the more battle tested and proven team up to this point, and that's enough for me to side with the Flyers in the underdog role.