Davidson vs Dayton College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21

Davidson vs Dayton College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/8/21 Photo by David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Dayton Flyers (5-3) at Davidson Wildcats (6-4)

College Basketball: Friday, January 8, 2021 at 9:00 pm (Belk Arena)

The Line: Davidson Wildcats -5 -- Over/Under: 129.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Dayton Flyers and Davidson Wildcats meet Friday in college basketball action at the John M. Belk Arena.

The Dayton Flyers look for a win after winning four of their last six games. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 67.4 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 65 points on 42.6 percent shooting. Jalen Crutcher is averaging 18.1 points and four rebounds while Mustapha Zmzil is averaging 15.7 points and 1.7 assists. Ibi Watson is the third double-digit scorer and Chase Johnson is grabbing six rebounds. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dayton Flyers are allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.5 rebounds per game.

The Davidson Wildcats look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Davidson Wildcats are averaging 71.3 points on 45.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Hyunjung Lee is averaging 16.9 points and 4.5 rebounds while Kellan Grady is averaging 16.3 points and 2.1 assists. Carter Collins is the third double-digit scorer and Luka Brajkovic is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Davidson Wildcats are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Davidson Wildcats are allowing 31.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.6 rebounds per game.

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The Flyers are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 Friday games. The Wildcats are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 home games. The under is 7-3 in Flyers last 10 overall. The over is 5-2 in Wildcats last 7 home games. The road team is 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. 

Both of these teams are playing solid basketball heading into this contest, but it's the Davidson Wildcats have the deeper offense and the better players overall. The Davidson Wildcats have also been covering machines at home dating back to the end of last season. We'll learn more about Dayton in this contest. For now, I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Davidson Wildcats at home.

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Randy’s Pick Davidson Wildcats -5

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