The No. 7 Dayton Flyers (16-2, 5-0 A10) put their seven-game winning streak on the line when they clash with the St. Bonaventure Bonnies (12-6, 4-1 A10) at University of Dayton Arena. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 22, 2020.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Dayton Flyers Betting Prediction
The Bonnies are hoping for a better outcome after their 91-63 loss to the VCU Rams in their last matchup. VCU’s effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over St. Bonaventure. The Rams had a rate of 0.595 (above their season average of 0.492), while the Bonnies posted a mark of 0.370 (below their season average of 0.496). Justin Winston was St. Bonaventure’s leading scorer with 17 points on 7-for-19 shooting.
In the Flyers’ last matchup, they barely escaped the Saint Louis Billikens, 78-76. Dayton’s turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over Saint Louis. The Flyers had a rate of 14.6 (better than their season average of 16.7), while the Billikens posted a mark of 18.2. With 20 points and 10 rebounds, Obi Toppin put together a solid outing for Dayton.
Dayton should have the edge on the offensive side of the ball. The Flyers currently rank second in offensive efficiency, while St. Bonaventure ranks 111th in defensive efficiency.
After the Flyers won the lone contest against the Bonnies last season, 89-86, these teams will battle for the first time this year. Dayton had a much better free throw rate (0.322 vs. 0.197). St. Bonaventure, on the other hand, had a much better turnover percentage (7.7 vs. 14.4).
St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Dayton Flyers Odds Pick
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Dayton ranks 44th in three pointers allowed per game (18.8) while St. Bonaventure ranks 188th (23.1).
The Flyers rank third in assists per game (18.7) while the Bonnies rank 121st (13.3).
Dayton ranks 41st in rebounds allowed per game (32.2) while St. Bonaventure ranks 84th (33.6).
The Bonnies rank 47th in blocks allowed per game (2.7) while the Flyers rank 76th (3.1).
Dayton is 41st in the nation with 5.4 steals allowed per game while St. Bonaventure is 52nd with 5.7 steals allowed per game.
The Bonnies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 4.4, down from 4.7 for the season.
During their last five games, the Flyers have scored an average of 81.8 points per game (1.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.2 points per game (0.4 below their season average).