The Flyers and Explorers are set to face off at 6:30 ET on ESPN+. The Explorers will host the game at Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia, PA. In this Atlantic 10 matchup, the Flyers are the betting favorite against the Explorers. The over/under for the game is 141 points.

DAYTON FLYERS VS LA SALLE EXPLORERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: La Salle Explorers +8.5

This game will be played at Tom Gola Arena at 6:30 ET on Tuesday, January 23rd.

WHY BET THE LA SALLE EXPLORERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Explorers.
  • Not only will La Salle pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Is It the Flyers Game to Lose on the Road?

Dayton is coming off a 96-62 win over Rhode Island and has won 12 straight games. The Flyers are 15-2 overall and 5-0 in Atlantic 10 play. On the road, Dayton is 4-2 this season, and over their last 10 road games, they are 6-4.

For the year, Dayton has been favored in 13 of their 17 games, and they are a perfect 13-0 in those contests. As the favorite, the Flyers have an average scoring margin of +14.8 points per game. This season, Dayton has an average scoring margin of +1.5 points per game on the road.

Against the spread, Dayton has gone 9-7-1 this season. On the road, they have an ATS mark of 4-1-1. As the favorite, the Flyers have gone 7-6 vs. the spread this year. In their last three road games, Dayton has a perfect ATS record of 3-0 and over their last 10 road games, they are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 141 is higher than the average over/under line in Dayton’s games this season (136.7). This year, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 142 points.

Coming off their recent game, the Dayton offense tallied 96 points in a matchup against Rhode Island. Their field goal percentage for the game was 55.9%, and they made 16 threes. In terms of offense, the Flyers have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 73rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 25th in percentage and 21st in three-pointers made.

Dayton’s defense has been playing well, ranking 29th nationally, with 64.4 points allowed per game. The Dayton defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 62 points and allowed Rhode Island to connect on 16 threes.

Can the Explorers Pull Out the Win as Home Underdogs?

La Salle enters this game against Dayton as the underdog, with a point spread of +8.5. So far this season, the Explorers have gone 10-8, including a 1-4 record in Atlantic 10 games.

La Salle has struggled on the road this season, going just 2-5, compared to an 8-3 record at home. In fact, the Explorers have gone 7-1 when favored, but just 3-7 when they are the underdog.

As the underdog this season, La Salle has gone 4-6 against the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 5-6, and over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Explorers are 4-6 vs. the spread.

La Salle’s over/under record for the season sits at 9-9, and today’s line of 141 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this year (143.6). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points, and their OU record in their last 10 games is 3-7.

In their recent matchup, the La Salle offense ended with 62 points against Saint Joseph’s. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.1% and made 8 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Khalil Brantley with 16 points. Andres Marrero also added 15 points for the Explorers.

In terms of defense, La Salle is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.3 points per game. In their most recent game, the La Salle defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Saint Joseph’s knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 82 points.