Nevada vs Dayton Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/21/24

Dayton (24-7) vs Nevada (26-7)

Game Info: Thursday, March 21, 2024 at 4:30 pm (Delta Center)

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In this article we will formulate a Nevada vs Dayton betting prediction for this NCAA Tournament college basketball game on Thursday, March 21st at the Delta Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. To formulate this prediction, we will examine:

  • The Nevada recent form and recent player performance 
  • The Dayton recent form and recent play performance
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Nevada
  • Recent Betting trends and streaks involving Dayton
  • Recent betting trends in games played between Nevada and Dayton
  • A summary that ties it all together and produces a favorable betting outcome for Today’s Game between Nevada and Dayton

Nevada Preview

The Nevada Wolf Pack are 26-7 (13-5) this year after they lost to Colorado State by a score of 85-78 in the Mountain West Tournament. Prior to that loss, Nevada had won their previous seven games, allowing 66 points or fewer in six of them. The Wolf Pack have won 10 of their last 12 games and they finished tied for second in the Mountain West standings. Nevada did beat Washington and TCU in the non-conference. The Wolf Pack are scoring 76.4 points per game with 34.5 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, while allowing 67.1 points against per game this year. Jarod Lucas is averaging 17.8 points per game, 2.8 rebounds per game, and 1.5 assists per game. Nevada is shooting 47.5% from the field, 72.1% on free throws, and 36.5% on three pointers this season.

Dayton Preview

The Dayton Flyers are 24-7 (14-4) this season after they lost to Duquesne by a score of 65-57 in the A-10 Tournament. Dayton started the season playing very well, but they have lost four of their last nine games. The Flyers went 14-4 in conference play, which was good enough for third place in the A-10. Dayton did beat St. John’s and Cincinnati in the non-conference, but did lose to Houston and Northwestern. The Flyers are scoring 74.7 points per game with 33.7 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, while giving up 66.3 points against per game this season. DaRon Holmes II is averaging 20.4 points per game, 8.4 rebounds per game, and 2.6 assists per game. Dayton is shooting 47.7% from the field, 73.4% on free throws, and 40.2% on three pointers this year. 

Nevada vs Dayton Betting Prediction

Dayton comes into this matchup after losing four of their last nine games and they struggled to close out the regular season. The Flyers play very solid defense, but their offense can be inconsistent. Dayton scored 91 and 100 points in their last two games of the regular season, but only 57 against Duquesne in the A-10 tourney. Nevada was very competitive in the Mountain West this season, so I am interested to see how these teams matchup. I really liked Dayton early on in the season, but I think they rely on Holmes II way too much and they don’t rebound the ball very well. Give me Nevada here. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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