Dayton at St. Bonaventure: 3/1/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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St. Bonaventure Bonnies (13-3) vs Dayton Flyers (12-8)
Game Info: Monday, March 1, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Reilly Center)
Betting Odds: St. Bonaventure Bonnies -8 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Dayton Flyers will travel to the Reilly Center to take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies this Monday night in College Basketball action.
The Dayton Flyers dropped to 12-8 on the season after being defeated by the Saint Joseph’s Hawks, 97-84, this past Wednesday night. Dayton had no answers on the defensive end against Saint Joseph’s and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 54-38 margin. Dayton shot 48.4% from the field and 42.9% from beyond the arc while Saint Joseph’s shot 52.5% from the field and 40.0% from beyond the arc. Dayton outrebounded Saint Joseph’s by a 31-29 margin, however, lost the turnover battle by a 13-9 margin in the loss. Leading the way for the Flyers was Jalen Crutcher who had 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, & 1 steal.
On the season, Dayton is averaging 70.3 ppg on 47.9% shooting from the field. The Flyers are averaging 7.8 three-pointers per game on 36.2% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Dayton has been led by Jalen Crutcher (18.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 4.9 apg), Ibi Watson (15.7 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.9 apg), Mustapha Amzil (10.1 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 1.3 apg), & Rodney Chatman (9.2 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 4.0 apg, 2.0 spg).
Defensively, Dayton is allowing their opponents to average 68.0 ppg on 42.1% shooting from the field. The Flyers have a rebound margin of -0.3 and a turnover margin of -2.2.
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies won their 3rd straight game and improved to 13-3 on the season after defeating the George Washington Colonials, 88-41, this past Friday night. St. Bonaventure dominated George Washington on both ends of the court and had no trouble pulling away for the victory after taking a 53-25 lead with 15:53 left in regulation. St. Bonaventure shot 58.3% from the field and 51.7% from beyond the arc while George Washington shot 32.6% from the field and 15.4% from beyond the arc. St. Bonaventure outrebounded George Washington by a 35-23 margin and won the turnover battle by a 13-7 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Bonnies was Kyle Lofton who had a double-double with 12 points, 10 assists, 2 rebounds, & 2 steals.
On the season, St. Bonaventure is averaging 71.1 ppg on 45.7% shooting from the field. The Bonnies are averaging 6.6 three-pointers per game on 37.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, St. Bonaventure has been led by Kyle Lofton (14.8 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 5.4 apg, 1.4 spg), Jaren Holmes (14.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.9 apg), Jalen Adaway (11.8 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 1.5 apg), & Dominick Welch (11.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.2 spg).
Defensively, St. Bonaventure is holding their opponents to average 60.9 ppg on 38.9% shooting from the field. The Bonnies have a rebound margin of 4.2 and a turnover margin of 1.1.
The Flyers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS loss and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Monday games.
Dayton is a very inconsistent team as the Flyers have looked dominant, however, this is the same team that has picked up losses to Fordham & Saint Joseph’s that have a combined 5-25 record on the season. St. Bonaventure has been outstanding this season and between the fact that they are 7-0 at home and that their defense ranks in the top-10 in both scoring defense & defensive FG%, I think the Bonnies continue their strong play and do enough to cover this home spread. Good Luck!