Planning on watching today’s Flyers and Billikens game? Catch the action at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, MO, as the Billikens hosts this showdown at 9:00 ET on CBSS. Dayton is favored by -9 in this Atlantic 10 conference contest against Saint Louis. The game’s over/under currently sits at 152.5 points.

DAYTON FLYERS VS SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Saint Louis Billikens +9

This game will be played at Chaifetz Arena at 9:00 ET on Tuesday, March 5th.

WHY BET THE SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Billikens.
  • Not only will Saint Louis pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +9.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 152.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Can the Flyers Lock in a Win at St. Louis?

Dayton has been dominant at home this season, going 16-0, compared to just 6-6 on the road. They have won 16 straight games at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +14.2.

On the road, Dayton has gone just 5-5 in their last 10 games, and they are currently on a three-game losing streak away from home.

When looking at Dayton’s ATS record this season, they are currently 14-13-1. In their last 3 road games, they are 0-3 vs. the spread and their road ATS record for the season is 6-5-1. As the favorite, they are 2-3 ATS in their last 5 games and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games as the favorite.

This season, the over/under record for Dayton games is 16-11-1 and today’s line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (136.7). So far, 24 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total in those games is 144 points.

The Dayton offense is coming off a game in which they scored 72 points vs. Loyola Chicago. Overall their field goal percentage was 52.2% while connecting on 7 threes. The team’s top scorer is DaRon Holmes II, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 20, while Nate Santos also carries a PPG average of 11.9 into the game.

At present, the Flyers’ defense is nationally ranked 22nd, allowing 65.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.3 threes per game vs. Saint Louis. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 31.4%.

Taking a Look at the Billikens Chances at Home

Despite being the underdog, Saint Louis has been the favorite in eight games this season, going 5-3 in those contests. The Billikens are coming off a 94-91 victory over Rhode Island and have gone 4-6 in their last 10 games at home.

On the season, Saint Louis is 7-9 at home and 3-9 on the road. They have an average scoring margin of -4.3 at home compared to -8.2 on the road.

As the underdog, Saint Louis has gone 9-11 against the spread this season. Their ATS record at home is 5-11, and they are just 3-7 vs. the spread in their last 10 home games. Over their last 3 games as the underdog, the Billikens are 1-2 ATS.

This season, the over/under record for Saint Louis games is 16-11-1 and today’s over/under line of 152.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (148.8). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 171 points.

Saint Louis’ offense is coming off a good game, putting up 94 points vs. Rhode Island. Overall, they hit 54.1% of their shots from the field and went 17/21 from the free-throw line. The top scorer for the Billikens was Gibson Jimerson with 30 points, while Larry Hughes Jr. also chipped in with 17 points.

Facing Dayton, Saint Louis aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 79.3 points allowed per game (323rd). In today’s game vs. Dayton, the Saint Louis defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Saint Louis made 22 free-throws vs. the Billikens.