La Salle Explorers (3-5) at Dayton Flyers (4-1)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 7:00 pm (University of Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -12.5 -- Over/Under: 133 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The La Salle Explorers and Dayton Flyers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the UD Arena.
The La Salle Explorers look for a win after splitting their last six games. The La Salle Explorers are averaging 65.1 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. David Beatty is averaging 9.6 points and 2.8 rebounds while Jack Clark is averaging nine points and 6.3 rebounds. Anwar Gill is grabbing 4.8 rebounds and Sherif Kenney is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The La Salle Explorers are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 66 percent from the free throw line. The La Salle Explorers are allowing 29.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.
The Dayton Flyers look for another win to build on their three-game winning streak. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 69.2 points on 51 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Ibi Watson is averaging 18 points and 4.6 rebounds while Jalen Crutcher is averaging 17.2 points and 5.8 assists. Chase Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Rodney Chatman is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 39.5 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Dayton Flyers are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.2 rebounds per game.
The Explorers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Wednesday games. The Flyers are 4-9 ATS in their last 13 Wednesday games. The under is 5-1 in Flyers last 6 home games and 6-1 in Flyers last 7 overall. The home team is 7-2 ATS in the last 9 meetings. The favorite is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The La Salle Explorers have had defensive issues when playing above average teams this season, and they've allowed 80-plus points in two of their last three games. The Dayton Flyers are one of the better teams in the country in terms of field goal percentage and three point percentage, and their defensive effort is getting better each time they take the court. I don't believe La Salle has the horses to keep up in this contest. I'll lay the chalk with Dayton.