The Dayton Flyers (5-0) go head-to-head against the No. 4 Kansas Jayhawks (5-1) in the Maui Invitational at Lahaina Civic Center. The game can be seen on ESPN at 5 p.m. ET on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
Dayton Flyers vs. Kansas Jayhawks Betting Prediction
The Flyers will be hoping for a similar outcome after blowing out the Virginia Tech Hokies in their last outing, 89-62. Dayton’s 32.0 offensive rebounding percentage was their biggest advantage over Virginia Tech, who had a mark of 11.8. The Flyers’ mark was below their season average of 32.5, while the Hokies’ was below their season average of 25.1. With 24 points on 10-for-14 shooting, Obi Toppin was the top scorer from either team.
In the Jayhawks’ last outing, they defeated the BYU Cougars, 71-56. The Jayhawks had a better free throw rate (0.148 vs. 0.056), while the Cougars had a turnover percentage of 26.4 (above their season average of 16.0). With 11 points and 10 rebounds, Kansas’ Udoka Azubuike had a good outing.
This game should be a showdown of conflicting tempos. Kansas ranks 97th in possessions per game (70.9) while Dayton is 292nd (66.9) since the 2018-19 season. Additionally, the Flyers’ 38th-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 111.9) will go head-to-head against the Jayhawks’ 51st-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 96.8).
Dayton Flyers vs. Kansas Jayhawks Pick
Basketball Pick: ATS Winner – Kansas, O/U – Under
Kansas ranks 71st in steals per game (7.2) while Dayton ranks 273rd (5.0).
The Jayhawks rank 47th in rebounds per game (38.1) while the Flyers rank 212th (34.6).
Dayton averages 16.8 assists per game, which ranks eighth in the NCAA. Kansas ranks 163rd in assists allowed per game (13.0).
The Flyers rank 46th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Jayhawks rank 142nd (3.3).
Dayton ranks 213th in three pointers allowed per game (22.9) while Kansas ranks 300th (25.8).