Dayton vs Saint Louis Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/3/23

Saint Louis Billikens (19-11) vs Dayton Flyers (20-10)

Game Info: Friday, March 3, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Chaifetz Arena)

Betting Odds: Saint Louis Billikens +1.5 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dayton Flyers will play the Saint Louis Billikens in an A-10 game on Friday night at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dayton Preview

The Dayton Flyers are 20-10 (12-5) this season after they lost to George Mason by a score of 74-69 in their last game. Dayton shot 57.5% from the field, but only 59.3% on free throws in the loss. The Dayton Flyers are averaging 69 points per game, 60.9 points against per game, 36 rebounds per game, and 15.1 assists per game. DaRon Holmes II has led the Flyers this season with 18.3 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, and 1.8 blocks per game. Dayton is shooting 47.3% from the field, 69.4% on free throws, and 34.2% on three pointers this year.

Saint Louis Preview

The Saint Louis Billikens are 19-11 (11-6) this season after they lost to VCU by a score of 79-67 in their last game. Saint Louis shot 40.6% from the field and turned the ball over 20 times in the loss. The Saint Louis Billikens are averaging 75.9 points per game, 71.2 points against per game, 38.4 rebounds per game, and 16.4 assists per game. Gibson Jimerson has led the Billikens this season with 14.4 points per game, 3.6 rebounds per game, and 1.0 assist per game. Saint Louis is shooting 46.7% from the field, 73.4% on free throws, and 35.4% on three pointers this year.


Dayton is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games and 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games following an ATS win. The under is 6-1 in Dayton’s last 7 games. Saint Louis is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 games and 1-9-1 ATS in their last 11 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600. The under is 7-0 in Saint Louis’ last 7 Friday games. The home team is 4-0 ATS in these two teams last 4 head to head meetings.


Dayton has been very inconsistent this season and dropped a game at home to George Mason last time out. Saint Louis has won three of their last four games and has scored at least 78 points in four straight games. Dayton plays very good defense typically, only allowing 60.9 points against per game. I am going to take Dayton here, as I think they are the better team, but their inconsistent play scares me.

David’s Pick Dayton -1.5

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