Dayton Flyers vs. Auburn Tigers ATS Prediction


A five-game home winning streak is on the line for the eighth-ranked Auburn Tigers (7-1) when they clash against the Dayton Flyers (5-3) at Auburn Arena. Action begins at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018, and can be seen on SEC Network.

Dayton Flyers at Auburn Tigers ATS Odds

Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Tigers had no trouble getting past the South Alabama Jaguars 101-58, while the Flyers were victorious over the North Florida Ospreys 78-70.

Dayton dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a turnover percentage of 7.7 and a free throw rate of 0.350. North Florida was 13.7 and 0.211, respectively, for those same stats. Auburn, on the other hand, played a nearly perfect game. They had a turnover percentage of 14.0 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 50.0. South Alabama was 28.3 and 25.8, respectively, for those same stats. Auburn was led by Jared Harper, who had 20 points, 13 assists and five rebounds. Obi Toppin had a good game for Dayton, finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds.

The Tigers won the lone game between these two teams last season, 73-60. The Tigers’ turnover percentage was their largest strength over the Flyers. Auburn had a rate of 14.0, while Dayton posted a mark of 24.4.

Auburn could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their productive offense squares off against one of the worst defenses in the country. Since the 2017-18 season, the Tigers rank 34th in offensive efficiency, while Dayton ranks 256th in defensive efficiency. It could also be a sloppy game for the Flyers’ offense, which ranks 256th in ball protection (turnover percentage of 19.9 percent). They’ll be going up against the stingy defense of the Tigers, which has forced the 32nd-most turnovers in the country (22.4 percent).

Dayton Flyers vs. Auburn Tigers ATS Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Auburn, ATS Winner – Auburn, O/U – Over

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Auburn ranks 45th in rebounds per game (38.6) while Dayton ranks 302nd (32.1).
  • The Tigers rank 19th in three pointers attempted per game (27.6) while the Flyers rank 170th in three pointers allowed per game (22.4).
  • Auburn averages 14.7 assists per game, which ranks 87th in the NCAA. Dayton ranks 212th in assists allowed per game (14.2).
  • The Tigers rank ninth in blocks per game (5.5) while the Flyers rank 228th (2.5).
  • Auburn ranks 24th in steals per game (8.0) while Dayton ranks 225th (5.2).