Oklahoma Sooners vs. Dayton Flyers ATS Prediction

Daniel GimenezBasketball, College Basketball

The Oklahoma Sooners (4-1) clash with the Dayton Flyers (4-1) in the Battle 4 Atlantis at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort. The game gets underway at 11:30 a.m. ET on Friday, November 23, 2018.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Dayton Flyers ATS Odds

Both teams were beaten in their last game. The Flyers were beaten by the fourth-ranked Virginia Cavaliers, 66-59, while the Sooners were blown out by the 25th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers, 78-58.

Oklahoma had a better offensive rebounding percentage (28.1 vs. 31.3) while Dayton held Virginia to an effective field goal percentage of 0.500 (below their season average of 0.617). Jalen Crutcher played well for Dayton, finishing with 11 points and seven assists. Meanwhile, Oklahoma was lifted by Christian James, who recorded 18 points.

Games featuring the Sooners have a tendency to go under the total (75.0 percent). Oklahoma heads into the game with records of 4-1 straight up (SU) and 3-0-1 against the spread (ATS).

Games involving the Flyers also have typically gone under the total (75.0 percent). Additionally, Dayton owns records of 4-1 SU and 2-2 ATS.

The sharp-shooting offense of Dayton will go head-to-head against the mid-tier defense of Oklahoma. Dating back to the 2017-18 season, the Flyers offense ranks 24th in effective field goal percentage (0.557), while the Oklahoma defense ranks 198th in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.506). The Flyers should have the advantage on that end of the court. This game should be a showdown of contrasting paces. The up-tempo Sooners rank seventh in possessions per game, while the more half-court oriented Flyers rank 293rd.

Oklahoma vs. Dayton Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Dayton, ATS Winner – Dayton, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Oklahoma ranks 21st in rebounds per game (39.2) while Dayton ranks 308th (31.8).
  • The Flyers rank 138th in three pointers attempted per game (22.7) while the Sooners rank 297th in three pointers allowed per game (25.4).
  • Oklahoma ranks 127th in steals per game (6.5) while Dayton ranks 261st (5.1).
  • The Flyers rank 10th in blocks allowed per game (2.3) while the Sooners rank 258th (4.3).
  • Dayton averages 15.6 assists per game, which ranks 49th in the country. Oklahoma ranks 256th in assists allowed per game (14.7).