The No. 7 Dayton Flyers (17-2, 6-0 A10) put their eight-game winning streak on the line when they clash with the Richmond Spiders (15-4, 5-1 A10) at Robins Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 25, 2020.
Dayton Flyers at Richmond Spiders Odds Preview
In the Flyers’ last matchup, they won big over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 86-60. Jalen Crutcher was the game’s leading scorer with 23 points on 9-for-13 shooting. Dayton’s effective field goal percentage was their largest strength over St. Bonaventure. The Flyers had a rate of 0.741 (above their season average of 0.593), while the Bonnies posted a mark of 0.434 (below their season average of 0.488).
The Spiders hope to keep it rolling after blowing out the La Salle Explorers in their last matchup, 75-57. Tyler Burton had a solid performance for Richmond, contributing 14 points and nine rebounds. The Spiders made 22 of their 29 free throws (75.9 percent) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.662 (above their season average of 0.543).
It might turn into a shootout as a pair of the nation’s best offenses go head-to-head. Richmond currently ranks 51st with 109.4 points per 100 possessions and Dayton is second (117.3).
This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams, after the Flyers won the sole game last season, 72-48. The Flyers played a flawless game. They had a free throw rate of 0.121 and a great effective field goal percentage of 0.560. The Spiders had marks of 0.016 and 0.385, respectively, for those same stats.
Dayton Flyers vs. Richmond Spiders Prediction
Free Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Richmond, ATS Winner – Richmond, O/U – Under
Richmond ranks 47th in steals per game (7.9) while Dayton ranks 116th (6.5).
The Spiders’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 5.2, down from 8.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Flyers have scored an average of 82.2 points per game (0.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 65.6 points per game (0.3 above their season average).