Dayton vs. St. Bonaventure - 1/22/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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St. Bonaventure Bonnies (12-6) at Dayton Flyers (16-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm (University of Dayton Arena)
The Line: Dayton Flyers -15.5 -- Over/Under: 136 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies and the Dayton Flyers meet in A-10 conference college basketball action from the UD Arena on Wednesday night.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies will look to rebound from a 91-63 loss to VCU in their last outing. Justin Winston led the Bonnies with 17 points along with 6 rebounds while Jaren English added 15 points on 7 of 12 shooting with 4 boards as the only other double-digit scorer for St. Bonaventure in the defeat. Dominick Welch added 7 points with a team-high 7 rebounds while Kyle Lofton had 6 points with a team-high 5 assists and 3 steals. Lofton leads St. Bonaventure in scoring and assists with an average of 14.5 points and 6.5 assists per game while Osun Osunniyi (who is currently dealing with a concussion) leads St. Bonaventure in rebounding with 9.3 rebounds per game this season. As a team, St. Bonaventure is averaging 68 points per game on 43% shooting from the field, 34.2% from behind the arc and 75.8% from the foul line this season.
The Dayton Flyers will look to add to their current seven-game winning streak after a 78-76 overtime win over Saint Louis last time out. Jalen Crutcher led the Flyers with 21 points along with 3 threes while Obi Toppin came right behind with 20 points along with 10 rebounds and a pair of blocks for the double-double. Ibi Watson added 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting with a pair of threes while Trey Landers added 14 points with 3 steals to finish off the scoring in double figures for Dayton in the win. Toppin leads Dayton in scoring and rebounding with an average of 19.6 points and 7.7 rebounds per game while Crutcher leads the Flyers in assists with 5 assists per game this season. As a team, Dayton is averaging the 5th-best scoring offense in the country with 82.8 points per game on the best field goal percentage in the nation at 51.9% from the field, 37.2% from behind the arc and 72.2% from the foul line this season.
St. Bonaventure is 7-3-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Dayton is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games overall. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between these two teams and the road team is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings between these two teams.
I considered St. Bonaventure with the points here, as this is a ton to give up to a pretty good Bonnies team. However, the Bonnies had the crap kicked out of them by a VCU team that hasn’t been good against the number all season long, the same VCU team that Dayton put the boots to not long ago either. Dayton had to battle, but the Flyers picked up a really good win against St. Louis and are outscoring teams by 16.6 points per game in their last 5 games and by 21.9 points per game at home scoring 83.8 and allowing 61.9 per game. The numbers just point to a statement win for Dayton here so I’ll lay the points with the Flyers in this spot.