VCU Rams at Dayton Flyers Free Prediction 01/14/20

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The 13th-ranked Dayton Flyers (14-2, 3-0 A10) and their outstanding offense host the VCU Rams (12-4, 2-1 A10) and their exceptional defense. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, and can be seen on CBS Sports Network.

VCU Rams at Dayton Flyers ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Flyers easily got past the Massachusetts Minutemen, 88-60, while the Rams were beaten by the Rhode Island Rams, 65-56.

Dayton dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 12.5 (better than their season average of 16.5) and an offensive rebounding percentage of 32.4 (above their season average of 28.1). For those same stats, Massachusetts recorded marks of 26.4 and 17.6, respectively. VCU, meanwhile, forced Rhode Island into a turnover percentage of 18.4 (above their season average of 15.0). Ryan Mikesell put together a good performance for Dayton with 15 points and 14 rebounds. VCU rallied around Marcus Santos-Silva, who contributed 11 points and 14 rebounds.

The Rams dominated this series last year, winning both contests. In the most recent matchup, VCU won 69-68. VCU had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (43.8 vs. 30.0). Dayton, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.220 vs. 0.123). This is the first time these teams will clash this year.

The game should be a showdown of strength against strength as the high-powered offense of Dayton takes on the elite defense of VCU. The Flyers rank second in offensive efficiency, while the Rams are 16th in defensive efficiency.

VCU Rams vs. Dayton Flyers Free Pick

Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Dayton, ATS Winner – VCU, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Dayton ranks first in assists per game (19.4) while VCU ranks 134th (13.4).
  • The Rams rank 20th in blocks per game (5.3) while the Flyers rank 78th (3.8).
  • VCU is 25th in the country with 18.1 three pointers allowed per game while Dayton is 58th with 19.5 three pointers allowed per game.
  • The Flyers rank 34th in rebounds allowed per game (31.4) while the Rams rank 156th (35.7).
  • VCU ranks 12th in steals per game (9.6) while Dayton ranks 120th (6.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Flyers have scored an average of 82.0 points per game (1.4 below their season average) and allowed an average of 59.4 points per game (5.5 below their season average).
  • The Rams’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 9.2, down from 10.0 for the season.