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Dayton vs Davidson Pick & Preview: Saturday, December 31st Betting Odds

Flyers vs Wildcats Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Dayton Flyers at Davidson Wildcats
  • Where: Davidson at John M. Belk Arena
  • Date: Saturday, December 31st
  • Betting Odds: Dayton -3.5, DAY -175 | DAVID +141 O/U 131.0

Flyers Preview:

Through 14 games, the Dayton Flyers have an overall record of 9-5. On the road, the Flyers will be playing their 6th game of the season, having gone 1-5. So far, the Flyers have been favored 13 times, going 9-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Dayton as -3.5 point favorites.

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Dayton’s leading scorer this season is DaRon Holmes II who is averaging 18.0 points per contest. So far, II has accounted for 26.87% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 8.07 rebounds per game and 1.71 assists. Toumani Camara is the second leading scorer for the Flyers, averaging 11.29 points per game. Between him and Camara, they are accounting for 43.7% of the team’s scoring.

Coming into today’s game, Dayton will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Flyers are ranked 261st at 69.1 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 648th ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Dayton is close to the NCAA average at 36.5%.

Wildcats Preview:

Davidson heads into this matchup having played 13 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-5. So far this season, Davidson has played 8 games at home, sitting with a record of 6-2. For the season, Davidson has been the underdog in 3 games, sitting with a mark of 1-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Wildcats being +3.5 point underdogs.

Davidson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Foster Loyer who is averaging 17.38 points per game for the Wildcats. Loyer is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wildcats’ offensive gameplan is the play of Sam Mennenga who has hit 51.7% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.54 points per game.

Through 13 games, Davidson has been playing well on offense, averaging 75.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Wildcats’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.6% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.82 made 3’s per contest.

Free Spread Prediction: Dayton Flyers -3.5

Heading into tip-off for this matchup between the Davidson Wildcats and Dayton Flyers, our analysis shows that Dayton will look to make up for their disadvantage from beyond the arc, by pounding the ball inside. For the season, the Dayton’s offense is doing an excellent job at generating opportunities from the charity stripe. Look for this trend to continue, in what should be a strong offensive effort for Dayton. In today’s game, we feel good laying the points with the Flyers.


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