The sixth-ranked Dayton Flyers (22-2, 11-0 A10) travel to William D. Mullins Center to go head-to-head with the Massachusetts Minutemen (10-14, 4-7 A10). The Flyers look to lengthen their 13-game winning streak. The game will air on NBC Sports Network at 12:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 15, 2020.
Dayton Flyers at Massachusetts Minutemen ATS Odds
Both teams were triumphant in their last game. The Minutemen edged the George Mason Patriots 69-67, while the Flyers were victorious over the Rhode Island Rams 81-67.
The Flyers held the Rams to an effective field goal percentage of 0.311 (below their season average of 0.484) and had a free throw rate of 0.407 (above their season average of 0.231). The Minutemen, meanwhile, had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 44.8 (above their season average of 26.0), while the Patriots had a turnover percentage of 27.3 (above their season average of 15.8). Massachusetts was led by Preston Santos, who contributed 17 points and five rebounds. Obi Toppin played a key role for Dayton with 22 points and 10 rebounds.
In their first matchup this year, Ryan Mikesell led the Flyers to an 88-60 victory. He notched a double-double with 15 points and 14 rebounds. The Flyers’ turnover percentage was their biggest advantage over the Minutemen. Dayton had a rate of 12.5, while Massachusetts posted a mark of 26.4.
The offense of Massachusetts will battle against the elite defense of Dayton. The Minutemen rank 248th in offensive efficiency, while the Flyers are 74th in defensive efficiency. The Flyers should have the edge on that end of the court.
Dayton Flyers vs. Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Dayton, ATS Winner – Dayton, O/U – Over
- Dayton ranks second in assists per game (18.3) while Massachusetts ranks 213th in assists allowed per game (14.5).
- The Minutemen rank 19th in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while the Flyers rank 61st (2.9).
- Massachusetts is 24th in the country with 18.0 three pointers allowed per game while Dayton is 33rd with 18.5 three pointers allowed per game.
- The Flyers rank 46th in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while the Minutemen rank 206th (36.4).
- Dayton ranks 46th in steals allowed per game (5.5) while Massachusetts ranks 186th (7.4).
- During their last five games, the Flyers have scored an average of 76.4 points per game (5.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 67.2 points per game (1.5 above their season average).
- The Minutemen’s average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.0, down from 3.4 for the season.