The Dayton Flyers and LSU Tigers meet Thursday in college basketball action at the TD Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Dayton Flyers Betting Preview
The Dayton Flyers look to get above a .500 record. The Dayton Flyers have split their last 4 non-home games. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 64.5 points on 47.1 percent shooting and allowing 59 points on 39.8 percent shooting. DaRon Holmes II is averaging 18 points and 7.5 rebounds, while Koby Brea is averaging 10.5 points and 1 assist. Nate Santos is dishing 0.5 assists and Javon Bennett is grabbing 1 rebound. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 37 percent from beyond the arc and 81.1 percent from the free throw line. The Dayton Flyers are allowing 38.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27 rebounds per game.
LSU Tigers Betting Preview
The LSU Tigers look to get above a .500 record. The LSU Tigers have lost 10 of their last 11 non-home games. The LSU Tigers are averaging 86 points on 48.7 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 40.4 percent shooting. Will Baker is averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds, while Jordan Wright is averaging 11.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Jalen Reed is the third double-digit scorer and Carlos Stewart is grabbing 3 rebounds. The LSU Tigers are shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the arc and 71.7 percent from the free throw line. The LSU Tigers are allowing 40 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game.
You can argue the LSU Tigers are the more talented team, so getting them with a free bucket is intriguing. However, I can't overlook LSU losing outright at home to Nicholls as 20 point favorites. The Dayton Flyers are off to a fine start defensively, and they had their chances to beat Northwestern on the road as 6 point underdogs. LSU has some showing and proving to do after that performance against the Colonels. I'll lay the bucket with Dayton in this tournament game.