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SMU vs Dayton 12/8/21 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Dayton Flyers (6-3) vs. SMU Mustangs (7-3)
December 8, 2021 8:00 pm EDT
The Line: SMU Mustangs -4.5 ; Over/Under: 139
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The Dayton Flyers and the SMU Mustangs meet Wednesday in college basketball action from SMU Moody Coliseum. Dayton sits at 6-3 so far. The Flyers are coming off a win over Northern Illinois. As for the Mustangs, they’re 7-3 on the year and fresh off a win over Vanderbilt. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place. 

Dayton got off to a bad 1-3 start this year with losses to UMass Lowell, Lipscomb and Austin Peay. The Flyers have since won five straight over Miami-FL, Kansas, Belmont, Alabama State and Northern Illinois to move to 6-3 on the year. 

Winning Props Bets

In the Northern Illinois game on Saturday, Dayton didn’t have too many issues. The Flyers posted a 41-22 edge in the first and a 38-19 run from there in a 79-41 win. Elijah Weaver topped the team on 16 points and two assists. 

Over on the SMU side, they started the season at 3-1 before suffering consecutive losses to Missouri and LMU. The Mustangs then hit a four-game win streak over Sam Houston, LA-Monroe, UNLV and Vanderbilt. 

Back on Saturday versus Vanderbilt, SMU got into trouble with a 40-28 deficit at the break. The Mustangs scored 56 points from there in a wild comeback win 84-72. Kendric Davis finished with 21 points, five assists and three boards. 

The Mustangs are 3-10 ATS in their last 13 at home and 1-3-1 ATS in the last five after an ATS win. SMU is 5-16-1 ATS in their last 22 overall.
Meanwhile, the Flyers are 4-0 ATS in their last four after an ATS win and 5-0 ATS in the last five overall. Dayton is 4-0 ATS in their last four after an ATS win. 

PICK: I’m going to try SMU. You could probably make a good case either way here, though. It should be a good matchup. In any case, the Mustangs have been on a nice scoring run lately, posting 70 or more points in each of their last eight games. SMU had a rough first half against Vanderbilt in their last outing but recovered nicely. 

As for the Flyers, they’ve scored well lately also with 74 or more points in five of their last six. I like this one to be a high-scoring competitive game, and I think SMU can eke out a cover if they get their offense going early. Should be a good one. 

Andrew Jett's Free Pick:
SMU Mustangs -4.5
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Andrew Jett

Andrew has been writing about college, professional and fantasy sports betting since 2013. Andrew's goal is to break down the complicated numbers and trends into a language that's easily accessible to novice sports bettors and seasoned professionals alike.

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