The Dayton Flyers (4-4) will be at home in University of Dayton Arena when they take on the Penn Quakers (7-3). Action starts at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 9, 2017, and it can be seen on NBC Sports Network.
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In the Quakers last contest, they were victorious over the Lafayette Leopards, 73-68. Ryan Betley led Penn in scoring with 16 points on 5-for-9 shooting. Penn dominated nearly every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.0 (below their season average of 28.2) and a turnover percentage of 13.7 (better than their season average of 14.8). For those same stats, Lafayette was 15.2 and 16.8, respectively.
The Flyers will look to keep it rolling after topping the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles in their last game, 79-66. Dayton rallied around Josh Cunningham, who recorded 16 points and 10 rebounds. The Flyers, who came into the game averaging an effective field goal percentage of 0.528, had a ridiculous mark of 0.648, while the Golden Eagles had a turnover percentage of 23.1 (above their season average of 17.7).
The aggressive Dayton offense could be living from the free throw line in this battle. The Flyers rank 57th in the NCAA with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.284, while Penn ranks 186th in FTA rate allowed (0.249) dating back to last season.
Betley has been playing at a high level over the last five games for Penn, averaging 16.4 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.
Penn Quakers vs. Dayton Flyers Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Penn, ATS Winner – Penn, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Quakers average 14.8 assists per game, which ranks 88th in the NCAA. The Flyers rank 123rd in assists allowed per game (12.8).
- Penn ranks 39th in three pointers attempted per game (25.4) while Dayton ranks 188th in three pointers allowed per game (21.9).
- The Quakers rank 117th in rebounds per game (36.8) while the Flyers rank 242nd (34.1).
- Dayton ranks 48th in steals per game (7.4) while Penn ranks 129th (6.4).