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St. Bonaventure vs. Dayton - 1/19/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Dayton at St. Bonaventure
Date & Time Saturday January 19, 2019, 4:30 PM (EST)
Location
Reilly Center
Saint Bonaventure, NU
The Line
St. Bonaventure Bonnies +2.5 -- Over/Under: 132
TV Channel
NBCSN
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The Dayton Flyers will travel to the Reilly Center to take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Dayton Flyers has their 6-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 11-6 (3-1 A-10) on the season after being defeating the VCU Rams, 76-71, this past Wednesday. In a tight back and forth game, Dayton allowed VCU to pull away late after a 5-0 Rams run gave VCU a 74-69 lead with just 22.9 seconds left in regulation. Dayton allowed VCU to shoot 45.8% from the field & 47.4% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Flyers was Jordan Davis who had 17 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, and a steal.

On the season, Dayton is averaging 74.6 ppg on 50.6% shooting from the field. The Flyers are averaging 6.4 three-pointers per game on 33.0% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Dayton has been led by Josh Cunningham (15.7 ppg, 6.8 rpg, 1.9 apg), Jalen Crutcher (13.6 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 6.0 apg, 1.1 spg), Obadiah Toppin (12.1 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.5 apg), and Jordan Davis (11.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 2.1 apg).

Defensviely, Dayton is holding their opponents to an average of 68.1 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field. The Flyers have a rebound margin of 2.6 and a turnover margin of -0.5.

The St. Bonaventure Bonnies had their 2-game winning streak snapped and dropped to 6-11 (2-2 A-10) on the season after being defeated by the Rhode Island Rams, 75-63, this past Wednesday. St. Bonaventure struggled offensively in the 1st half against the Rams and couldn’t fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 34-20 margin. St. Bonaventure allowed Rhode Island to shoot 54.3% from the field while the Bonnie shot just 38.9% from the field & 27.8% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Bonnies was Courtney Stockard who had 12 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, and a block.

On the season, St. Bonaventure is averaging 66.9 ppg on 43.8% shooting from the field. The Bonnies are averaging 6.1 three-pointers per game on 32.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, St. Bonaventure has been led by Courtney Stockard (15.2 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 2.7 apg, 1.3 spg), Kyle Lofton (13.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 4.0 apg, 1.2 spg), Jalen Poyser (12.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.8 apg), and LaDarien Griffin (11.4 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.6 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensviely, St. Bonaventure is holding their opponents to an average of 66.5 ppg on 42.3% shooting from the field. The Bonnies have a rebound margin of -0.8 and a turnover margin of 0.6.

The Flyers are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 games vs. A-10 opponents and just 3-13 ATS in their last 16 road games vs. a team with a winning home record. The Bonnies are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record, however, just 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall.

Dayton had their winning streak snapped, however, this still has been a very solid team on both ends of the court this season as they rank 160th in scoring offense, 5th in FG%, and 100th in scoring defense. St. Bonaventure has lost 6 of their last 8 games and has really struggled offensively this season as they rank just 310th in scoring offense, 217th in FG%, and T-316th in three-pointers made per game.

St. Bonaventure has had a hard time replacing the offense lost after the departures of Jaylen Adams 7 Matt Mobley and although Dayton has picked up 2 wins away from home this season, I think the Flyers defense will be too much for the Bonnies in this one and that Dayton covers this small road spread. Take Dayton to cover.

Pick:
Dayton Flyers -2.5

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