Dayton at La Salle: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions

Dayton at La Salle: 2/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Predictions Photo by Jeremy Reper-USA TODAY Sports

La Salle Explorers (7-18) vs Dayton Flyers (20-8)

Game Info: Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 2:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)

Betting Odds: La Salle Explorers +10 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dayton Flyers and La Salle Explorers face off on Saturday in a college basketball showdown at Tom Gola Arena. When these two teams faced off in December of 2020 it was La Salle that won 67-65. 

Dayton comes into this game with a 20-8 record and they have gone 16-12 against the spread. Dayton has won five games in a row including the last game against UMass where they scored 82 points. Dayton is averaging 69.5 points while their defense is giving up 60.3 points per game. Dayton is shooting 48 percent from the field which is 24th best in all of college basketball. DaRon Holmes II has been the top player for Dayton averaging 11.5 points while shooting 64.2 percent from the field. Dayton mostly uses a balanced attack with four different players averaging at least nine points per game. 

On the other side of this matchup is the La Salle Explorers who sit with a 7-18 record overall and they have gone 9-15-1 against the spread. Coming into this game, La Salle has lost five games in a row and the biggest issue has been closing out games. In the last game against Fordham the offense could only score 54 points. La Salle is averaging 68.6 points while their defense is giving up 73.4 points per game. Clifton Moore has been the top player for La Salle averaging 13.5 points while shooting 50.6 percent from the field and 25.5 percent from behind the three point line. 

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La Salle is 0-4-1 against the spread in their last five games overall. Dayton is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games. The over is 6-1 in Dayton’s last seven games. The over is 5-1 in Dayton’s last six games following a straight up win. 

La Salle has struggled to cover the spreads coming into this game, and facing Dayton it’s not going to get any easier. La Salle is giving up 73.4 points per game, and their lack of defense is going to let them down in this game. Look for Dayton to get over that 80 point mark, and that will be enough to cover the spread. 

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