Dayton vs Loyola-Chicago Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/1/24

Loyola-Chicago (19-8) vs Dayton (22-5)

Game Info: Friday, March 1, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Gentile Arena)

Betting Odds: Loyola-Chicago +1.5 - Over/Under: 136.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Loyola Chicago Ramblers and the Dayton Flyers will meet in Atlantic 10 action this Friday from the Gentile Center on ESPN2. Loyola enters as 1.5-point road favorites, with the total sitting at 137. Stay tuned for our Dayton vs Loyola Chicago Prediction. 

Dayton Preview: Can the Flyers Fix Their Road Woes?

Dayton improved to 22-5 after defeating Davidson at home, 80-66. The Flyers used a fast start to down the Wildcats, and they’ll look to avoid a third straight road loss in the Windy City this Friday. Dayton is currently second in the A-10 with a 12-3 record in conference play, they’re 7-3 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 5-4 on the road this season.  

Dayton’s Impact Players

  • Junior forward Daron Holmes II has recorded a double-double in four of the last five games, and he leads Dayton in scoring (20.0) and rebounding (8.0).
  • Third-year guard Koby Brea led the way with 17 points in the Dayton victory, and he’s up to 10.6 ppg.  
  • Pitt transfer Nate Santos compliments Holmes in the frontcourt, and he’s second on the team at 11.8 ppg and 6.6 rpg. 

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Loyola Chicago Preview: Ramblers Look To Return To Their Winning Ways

Loyola moved to 20-8 after losing St. Bonaventure on the road, 79-64. The Ramblers failed to overcome a slow start versus the Bonnies, and they’ll attempt to respond swiftly here at home. Loyola is currently third in the Atlantic 10 with a 12-3 record in league play. The Ramblers are 8-2 over their last ten games, and they’ve gone 13-2 in Chicago this season. 

Loyola’s Impact Players

  • Columbus native Philip Alston posted a 21-point double-double in the road win over URI,  and he leads Loyola in scoring (12.8), while grabbing 4.4 rpg. 
  • Junior guard Des Watson has missed double figures in the straight games, but he still leads the Ramblers in rebounding (4.8).  
  • Veteran guard Braden Norris has dished out seven assists in four consecutive games, and he’s averaging 8.7 ppg and a team-high 4.9 apg. 

Dayton vs Loyola Team Stats

  • Dayton has scored 74.0 points per game, on 47.6% shooting, and they’ve allowed 73.6 ppg.
  • The Flyers are averaging 65.4 possessions per game (352nd), while shooting 39.3% from the outside, and 73.0% from the line. 
  • Loyola is scoring 73.8 points per game, on 46.1% shooting, while allowing 66.6 ppg.
  • The Ramblers are averaging 65.0 possessions per game (151st), while shooting 35.7% from deep, and 69.3% from the stripe. 

Dayton vs Loyola Chicago Game Facts

  • Dayton leads the current series, 35-13, after splitting last season’s matchups.
  • DAY is 14-12-1 against the spread, with a 15-11-1 O/U record
  • LOY is 15-12 ATS, with a 10-15-2 over/under record.

Dayton vs Loyola Chicago Prediction

Dayton has to shake off this current stretch of play on the road, but they may experience difficulty in the Windy City versus a Loyola team looking to bounce back themselves. The Ramblers had their 7-game win streak halted in New York by St. Bonaventure, and after winning 14 of 16 games prior to that result, I like leaning on a response from them here at home. Both teams play methodically so the Under could be in play, but let’s back Loyola for this Atlantic 10 contest.

Corey’s Pick Loyola Chicago TO WIN

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