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Dayton vs St. Bonaventure Pick & Preview: Saturday, February 4th Betting Odds
Flyers vs Bonnies Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Dayton Flyers at St. Bonaventure Bonnies
- Where: Saint Bonaventure at Reilly Center
- Date: Saturday, February 4th
- Betting Odds: Dayton -5, DAY -226 | STBON +178 O/U 128.5
Dayton will take the floor against the Bonnies with an overall record of 15-8. On the road, the Flyers will be playing their 10th game of the season, having gone 3-7. So far, the Flyers have been favored 22 times, going 15-7 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Dayton as -5 point favorites.
Dayton’s leading scorer this season is DaRon Holmes II, who is averaging 17.7 points per contest. So far, II has accounted for 25.36% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.96 rebounds per game and 1.74 assists. Toumani Camara is the second leading scorer for the Flyers, averaging 13.48 points per game. Between him and Camara, they are accounting for 44.7% 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%.
St. Bonaventure will take their 2 game win streak into today’s game. So far, the team has an overall record of 12-11. Currently, the Bonnies have been the home team 14 times, sitting with a record of 10-4. So far, the Bonnies have been the underdog 8 times, going 3-5 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5 underdogs on the spread.
St. Bonaventure will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Daryl Banks III who is averaging 15.57 points per game for the Bonnies. III 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 Bonnies’ offensive game plan is the play of Kyrell Luc who has hit 34.3% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 12.13 points per game.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for St. Bonaventure this season, as they are currently ranked 234th in college basketball at 70.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bonnies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.6%, placing them 444th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Dayton Flyers -5
In this matchup between the Dayton Flyers and St. Bonaventure Bonnies, the oddsmakers have Dayton as the -5 point favories on the spread. According to our college basketball betting model, we anticipate the Flyers to cover the spread as the road favorites. We are looking for the Flyers’ offensive attack to put together a strong outside shooting performance. For the season, Dayton is averaging 6.67 made 3’s per game on a shooting percentage of 36.5%. A good outing from downtown will make a huge difference in the game as St. Bonaventure has struggled with their outside shot this season. This scenario has us feeling confident in taking Dayton laying the points.