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Saint Louis vs Dayton Pick & Preview: Friday, February 10th Betting Odds
Billikens vs Flyers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Saint Louis Billikens at Dayton Flyers
- Where: Dayton at University of Dayton Arena
- Date: Friday, February 10th
- Betting Odds: Saint Louis +5.5, STLOU +190 | DAY -241 O/U 136.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Dayton, the Saint Louis Billikens will be taking the floor for the 25th time this season and have an overall record of 16-8. On the road, the Billikens will be playing their 9th game of the season, having gone 5-4. So far, the Billikens have been the underdog 1 time, going 0-1 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +5.5 underdogs on the spread.
Saint Louis will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Gibson Jimerson who is averaging 13.17 points per game for the Billikens. Jimerson 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 Billikens’ offensive game plan is the play of Yuri Collins who has hit 44.1% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 11.7 points per game.
So far this season, Saint Louis has put together a strong scoring offense at 76.4 points per game (58th). This strong figure has come despite the Billikens playing at a slow tempo compared to other schools. For the season, they have hit 36.9% of their shots from outside, which is closer to the NCAA average. Saint Louis’ overall field goal percentage currently sits at 45.4%
Dayton will take the floor against the Billikens with an overall record of 16-9. So far this season, Dayton has played 13 games at home, sitting with a record of 12-1. The Flyers’ are sitting with a betting line that is -5.5 points in their favor. For the season, Dayton has been favored to win in 23 games, sitting with a mark of 15-8.
Dayton’s leading scorer this season is DaRon Holmes II, who is averaging 17.56 points per contest. So far, II has accounted for 25.43% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 7.92 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists. Toumani Camara is the second leading scorer for the Flyers, averaging 13.92 points per game. Between him and Camara, they are accounting for 45.6% 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%.
Free Spread Prediction: Saint Louis Billikens +5.5
In today’s matchup, our analysis has identified the best bet as an opportunity to bet on a road underdog. Coming into the game, the Dayton Flyers are the betting favorite with a point spread set at -5.5. However, we anticipate Saint Louis putting up a strong fight and see them covering the spread. It is likely, the the public is going to side heavily with the Flyers as the favorite. But, we see this line being set too high and like the value of taking the Billikens to cover.