The Dayton Flyers (2-1) and the Old Dominion Monarchs (3-1) clash in the Charleston Classic at TD Arena. Old Dominion opened as a 2-point favorite, while the games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 126.5 points. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 19, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPN 3.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Dayton Flyers Betting Preview
The last time the Monarchs played, they had no trouble getting past the Indiana State Sycamores, 62-44. Ahmad Caver was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 5-for-12 shooting. Old Dominion dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a superb free throw rate of 0.310 (above their season average of 0.180) and a turnover percentage of 8.0 (better than their season average of 15.7). Indiana State had marks of 0.105 and 21.6, respectively, for those same stats.
The Flyers hope to keep it rolling after beating the Ohio Bobcats in their last game, 79-65. Dayton received a boost from Josh Cunningham, who contributed 18 points and 19 rebounds. Dayton dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had a superb offensive rebounding percentage of 31.4 and a free throw rate of 0.210. Ohio had marks of 17.1 and 0.130, respectively, for those same stats.
Baskets could be hard to come by in this battle between two of the nations top defenses. Dayton ranks 34th in defensive efficiency (96.7) and Old Dominion is 15th (94.8) dating back to the 2016-17 season.
The Monarchs have had a respectable 22-13 straight up (SU) record since last season, but are just 15-19 against the spread (ATS). Old Dominion games have had a tendency to finish under the projected point total since last season (55.9 percent).
On the other hand, the Flyers, are 26-8 SU and 20-12-1 ATS since last season. Vegas has been fairly accurate when predicting totals of Dayton games over that same period with 18 overs compared to 15 unders.
Old Dominion Monarchs vs. Dayton Flyers Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Dayton, ATS Winner – Dayton, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Flyers rank 35th in steals per game (7.5) while the Monarchs rank 144th (6.3).
- Old Dominion ranks 11th in assists allowed per game (10.3) while Dayton ranks 108th (12.6).
- Old Dominion ranks 54th in rebounds per game (38.3) while Dayton ranks 232nd (34.6).
- The Flyers rank 168th in three pointers attempted per game (21.1) while the Monarchs rank 317th (15.9).
- Old Dominion ranks 27th in blocks per game (4.9) while Dayton ranks 157th in blocks allowed per game (3.5).