Saint Louis at Dayton 2/19/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Dayton Flyers (11-7) vs Saint Louis Billikens (11-3)
Game Info: Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm (University of Dayton Arena)
Betting Odds: Dayton Flyers +4.5 -- Over/Under: 137 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Saint Louis faces Dayton on Friday, February 19th at UD Arena for an NCAA basketball A10 matchup.
Saint Louis is coming off a 78-57 win over La Salle in its last game on February 16th at home. Saint Louis has had a busy schedule as the Billikens try to make up for lost time due to COVID-19. Saint Louis has won four straight games and has a 4-2 record in conference play this season. Saint Louis is 11-3 overall, with its only non-conference loss being a 90-82 loss to Minnesota on the road. Saint Louis' leading scorer so far this season has been G Javonte Perkins, who has scored 17.9 points per game for the Billikens. Saint Louis as a team has scored 78.6 points per game and has shot the ball at a 48.1% clip from the field. Saint Louis has also allowed 63.6 points per game to its opponents as well.
Dayton is coming off a 91-89 overtime loss to Rhode Island in its last game on the road on February 16th. Dayton and Rhode Island do not usually play in very high-scoring games, but Tuesday night's thriller was a very entertaining exception. Dayton has now lost back-to-back games and three of its last four overall as well. Dayton is 11-7 overall and 7-6 in A10 play, putting the Flyers in 8th place in the conference standings. Dayton's leading scorer so far this season has been G Jalen Crutcher, who has scored 18.9 points per game for the Flyers. Dayton as a team has scored 69.3 points per game and has shot the ball at a 47.5% clip from the field. Dayton has also allowed 67.2 points per game to its opponents as well.
Saint Louis opens as a 4.5-point favorite and the total is set at 137. I do not trust this Dayton team in the slightest at the moment, as the Flyers have really struggled as of late. Now, Dayton has to take on one of the hottest teams in the conference. This spot does not look great for Dayton, and I will take the Saint Louis Billikens and lay the points because of it.