The No. 6 Dayton Flyers (20-2, 9-0 A10) put their 11-game winning streak on the line when they square off against the Saint Louis Billikens (17-6, 6-4 A10) at University of Dayton Arena. The game starts at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 8, 2020, and will air on CBS Sports Network.
Saint Louis Billikens at Dayton Flyers ATS Prediction
In the Billikens’ last outing, they were defeated by the Duquesne Dukes, 82-68. Making free throws was one of Duquesne’s largest strengths. They were 19-23 (82.6 percent), while the Billikens were just 11-21 (52.4 percent). Saint Louis’ Hasahn French played well, recording 12 points and 12 rebounds.
The Flyers were victorious over the Fordham Rams in their last game, 70-56. The Flyers knocked down 15 of their 21 free throws (71.4 percent) and held the Rams to an offensive rebounding percentage of 13.3 (below their season average of 24.0). With 18 points and eight rebounds, Trey Landers put together a solid performance for Dayton.
This is the second game of the season between these two teams. In the first, the Billikens lost 78-76. French had 16 points and 17 rebounds. Dayton had a better turnover percentage (14.6 vs. 18.2). Saint Louis, on the other hand, had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (39.0 vs. 21.6).
The offensive glass could be a major edge for Saint Louis in this matchup. The Billikens currently rank 25th in offensive rebounding percentage (34.7 percent), while Dayton ranks 129th in defensive rebounding percentage (73.2 percent).
Saint Louis vs. Dayton Betting Pick
Prediction: ATS Winner – Saint Louis, O/U – Over
Dayton ranks 108th in three pointers attempted per game (23.2) while Saint Louis ranks 281st (17.2).
The Billikens rank 17th in rebounds per game (40.3) while the Flyers rank 178th (35.1).
Dayton ranks second in assists per game (18.8) while Saint Louis ranks 88th (14.0).
The Billikens rank 47th in steals per game (7.9) while the Flyers rank 128th (6.4).
Dayton blocks 3.7 opponent shots per game, which ranks 78th in the country. Saint Louis ranks 116th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).
The Billikens have been outscored by an average of 0.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Saint Louis has defeated opponents by an average of 5.3 points.
During their last five games, the Flyers have scored an average of 78.8 points per game (3.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 68.0 points per game (2.4 above their season average).