VCU vs Dayton Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/8/24

Dayton (23-6) vs VCU (19-11)

Game Info: Friday, March 8, 2024 at 7:00 pm (University of Dayton Arena)

Betting Odds: Dayton -9 -- Over/Under: 139 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Dayton Flyers will host the VCU Rams for an Atlantic 10 battle this Friday from the UD Arena on ESPN2. Dayton comes in as 8.5-point home favorites, with the total hovering 138.5. Stay tuned for our VCU vs Dayton Prediction.  

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Preview

Virginia Commonwealth moved to 19-11 after losing to Duquesne in Richmond, 69-59. The Rams were outscored in both halves by the Dukes, and they may face an uphill battle here with the Flyers. VCU is currently 4th in the Atlantic 10 with a 11-6 record in conference play, they’re 7-3 over their previous ten games, and they’ve gone 5-3 on the road this season. 

VCU’s Impact Players

  • Utah State transfer Max Shulga leads VCU in scoring (15.0) and assists (3.6), but he missed the Duquesne matchup, and his status for this matchup should be monitored. 
  • Chesterfield native Joe Bamisile has scored 16 points or more in four of the last six games, and he’s second on the team at 14.0 ppg.  
  • Former USU guard Sean Bairstow recorded 16 points in the win over URI, and he’s posting a solid line of 10.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, and 4.4 apg.  

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Dayton Flyers Preview

Dayton improved to 23-6 after defeating Saint Louis on the road, 100-83. The Flyers used one of their best offensive outputs of the season to down the Billikens, and they’ll look to avenge a February defeat to the Rams 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’re 14-0 at home this season.  

Dayton’s Impact Players

  • Junior forward Daron Holmes II led the way with a 25-point double-double in the win over Saint Louis, and he leads Dayton in scoring (20.1) and rebounding (8.2).
  • Third-year guard Koby Brea chipped in 21 points in the SLU victory, and he’s up to 10.8 ppg.  
  • Pitt transfer Nate Santos went for 19 points in the first meeting with VCU, and he’s second on the team at 11.8 ppg and 6.4 rpg. 

Virginia Commonwealth vs Dayton Team Stats

  • VCU has scored 71.9 points per game, on 44.3% shooting, and they’ve allowed 73.6 ppg.
  • The Rams are averaging 73.5 possessions per game (58th), while shooting 36.2% from the outside, and 78.9% from the line. 
  • Dayton is scoring 74.8 points per game, on 48.0% shooting, and allowing 67.4 ppg.
  • The Flyers are averaging 69.6 possessions per game (246th), while shooting 40.2% from deep, and 73.4% from the stripe. 

VCU vs Dayton Game Facts

  • VCU is 13-11 against the spread, with a 9-14-1 O/U record
  • DAY is 19-7 ATS, with a 14-11-1 over/under record.

VCU vs Dayton Prediction

Dayton can do themselves a favor by striking some revenge on VCU here in their home finale. The Flyers were on a role prior to a narrow loss in Richmond to the Spiders, and a strong result here would only improve their bubble game. If Max Shulga misses this game, it could be a long night for VCU, so let’s back Dayton for this A-10 bout.

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