Dayton Flyers vs. Virginia Cavaliers Free Prediction

Victor TrejosBasketball, College Basketball

The Dayton Flyers (4-0) face off against the fourth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers (4-0) in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 22, 2018.

Dayton Flyers vs. Virginia Cavaliers ATS Odds


Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Cavaliers easily got past the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders 74-52, while the Flyers were victorious over the Butler Bulldogs 69-64.

The Flyers had a solid free throw rate of 0.304 (above their season average of 0.277) and held the Bulldogs to an effective field goal percentage of 0.458 (below their season average of 0.604). Meanwhile, Virginia played a perfect game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 37.5 (above their season average of 27.2) and a free throw rate of 0.250 (above their season average of 0.186). For those same stats, Middle Tennessee was 18.8 and 0.176, respectively. De’Andre Hunter played a key role for Virginia with 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Josh Cunningham, meanwhile had a solid performance for Dayton, contributing 18 points and eight rebounds.

The high-powered offense of Virginia will clash against the porous defense of Dayton. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Cavaliers rank 38th in offensive efficiency, while the Flyers are 266th in defensive efficiency. The Cavaliers figure to have the advantage on that end of the court. Ball security could be troublesome for the Flyers. They rank 270th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 19.9 percent), while the Cavaliers have forced the 37th-most turnovers in the NCAA (opponents’ turnover percentage of 21.5 percent).

Dayton Flyers vs. Virginia Cavaliers Pick


College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Virginia, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Virginia ranks first in assists allowed per game (8.9) while Dayton ranks 234th (14.3).
  • The Cavaliers rank 111th in blocks per game (3.7) while the Flyers rank 241st (2.5).
  • Virginia is sixth in the country with 30.3 rebounds allowed per game while Dayton is 27th with 31.6 rebounds allowed per game.
  • The Cavaliers rank 88th in steals per game (6.9) while the Flyers rank 266th (5.1).
  • Dayton ranks 131st in three pointers attempted per game (23.0) while Virginia ranks 273rd (19.4).