The No. 13 Dayton Flyers (15-2, 4-0 A10) put their six-game winning streak on the line when they clash against the Saint Louis Billikens (14-3, 3-1 A10) at Chaifetz Arena. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, January 17, 2020, and will air on ESPN2.
Dayton Flyers at Saint Louis Billikens ATS Prediction
The Flyers come in on a high note after defeating the VCU Rams in their last game, 79-65. The Flyers made 20 of their 25 free throws (80.0 percent) and had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.567 vs. 0.451). With 24 points on 9-for-16 shooting, Obi Toppin was the top scorer from either team.
In the Billikens’ previous outing, they beat the Richmond Spiders, 74-58. The Billikens had a solid free throw rate of 0.291 (above their season average of 0.227) and held the Spiders to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.9 (below their season average of 23.0). Jordan Goodwin was the game’s leading scorer with 26 points on 10-for-19 shooting from the field.
After the Billikens won two out of three contests against the Flyers last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the most recent game, Saint Louis won 64-55. The Billikens had a better free throw rate (0.175 vs. 0.080) and had a much better turnover percentage (12.4 vs. 23.3).
Dayton vs. Saint Louis Betting Pick
Basketball Tip: ATS Winner – Saint Louis, O/U – Under
Dayton ranks 89th in three pointers attempted per game (23.4) while Saint Louis ranks 239th (17.6).
The Billikens rank 19th in rebounds per game (41.0) while the Flyers rank 154th (35.5).
Dayton ranks first in assists per game (19.2) while Saint Louis ranks 83rd (14.2).
The Billikens rank 48th in steals per game (8.1) while the Flyers rank 119th (6.7).
Saint Louis ranks 42nd in blocks per game (4.4) while Dayton ranks 72nd (3.8).
The Flyers’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 19.8, up from 18.2 for the season.
During their last five games, the Billikens have scored an average of 71.2 points per game (1.1 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (2.4 above their season average).