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VCU vs Dayton Pick & Preview: Friday, January 13th Betting Odds

Rams vs Flyers Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: VCU Rams at Dayton Flyers
  • Where: Dayton at University of Dayton Arena
  • Date: Friday, January 13th
  • Betting Odds: VCU +7.5, VCU +267 | DAY -352 O/U 129.0

Rams Preview:

The VCU will take the floor in today’s game in the middle of a 2 game win streak and have an overall record of 12-5. So far, the Rams have played 4 games on the road, with a record of 1-3. For the season, VCU has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 0-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Rams being +7.5 point underdogs.

VCU’s leading scorer this season is Brandon Johns Jr., who is averaging 12.44 points per contest. So far, Jr. has accounted for 16.46% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.25 rebounds per game and 0.5 assists. Jamir Watkins is the second leading scorer for the Rams, averaging 10.88 points per game. Between him and Watkins, they are accounting for 31.8% of the team’s scoring.

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Offensive production has been hard to come by for VCU this season, as they are currently ranked 356th in college basketball at 66.1 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 Rams’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.3%, placing them 229th in the NCAA.

Flyers Preview:

Dayton heads into this matchup having played 17 games and have an overall record sitting at 12-5. So far this season, Dayton has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 9-0. At the time of this article, the oddsmakers have the Flyers as the -7.5 point favorites. The Flyers have been favored 16 times, going 12-4 straight up.

Dayton’s leading scorer this season is DaRon Holmes II, who is averaging 19.76 points per contest. So far, II has accounted for 28.84% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 8.29 rebounds per game and 1.94 assists. Toumani Camara is the second leading scorer for the Flyers, averaging 11.59 points per game. Between him and Camara, they are accounting for 45.8% 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: Dayton Flyers -7.5

In this matchup between the Dayton Flyers and VCU Rams, the oddsmakers have Dayton as the -7.5 point favories on the spread. According to our college basketball betting model, we anticipate the Flyers to cover the spread as the home 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 VCU has struggled with their outside shot this season. This scenario has us feeling confident in taking Dayton laying the points.


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