Dayton at Saint Joseph's 2/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Saint Joseph's Hawks (2-14) vs Dayton Flyers (12-7)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 6:00 pm (Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena)
Betting Odds: Saint Joseph's Hawks +8 -- Over/Under: 143.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Dayton faces Saint Joseph's on Wednesday, February 24th at Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena for an NCAA basketball A10 matchup.
Dayton is coming off a 76-53 win over Saint Louis in its last game at home on February 19th. Dayton dominated a talented Saint Louis team and snapped its two-game losing streak. Dayton has lost three of its last four games. Dayton is 12-7 overall and 8-6 in conference play as well. Dayton is currently in 6th place in the A10 standings. Dayton is also 11-8 against the spread this season as well. 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 69.6 points per game and has shot the ball at a 47.6% clip from the field. Dayton has also allowed 66.4 points per game to its opponents as well.
Saint Joseph's is coming off a 91-82 overtime win over La Salle in its last game at home on February 20th. Saint Joseph's snapped its six-game losing streak and earned its first conference win of the season in that game. Saint Joseph's is 2-14 overall and 1-9 in A10 play, Saint Joseph's is in last place in the conference standings and is currently 6-10 against the spread this season. Saint Joseph's leading scorer so far this season has been G Taylor Funk, who has scored 16.4 points per game for the Hawks. Saint Joseph's as a team has scored 70.8 points per game and has shot the ball at a 40.9% clip from the field. Saint Joseph's has also allowed 83.1 points per game to its opponents as well.
Dayton opens as an 8-point favorite and the total is set at 143.5. Dayton should be able to win this game comfortably, but I do believe eight points is a tad too steep for the road team. Saint Joseph's offense has been solid, scoring over 70 points per game and shooting the ball rather well in recent action. I will take the points with the home team here.