Betting on today’s Flyers and Rams game? Catch the action at Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, VA, as the Rams hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN2. Dayton is favored by -1.5 in this Atlantic 10 conference contest against VCU. The game’s over/under currently sits at 135 points.


The Pick: VCU Rams +1.5

This game will be played at Stuart C. Siegel Center at 7:00 ET on Friday, February 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Rams.
  • Not only will VCU pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135 points, and we like the over with a projected 142 points.

Will the Flyers Defense Show Up in Richmond?

Dayton comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in 18 of their 22 games this season. Overall, they have gone 17-1 in those games. They have won three straight games and have gone 19-3 overall this season. In Atlantic 10 play, they are 9-1, compared to 10-2 in non-conference games.

On the road this season, Dayton has gone 6-3, and their average scoring margin is +3.4 points per game. In their last game, they beat Saint Joseph’s by a score of 94-79. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 6-4, and over their last five, they are 4-1.

When looking at Dayton’s overall ATS record this season, they are currently 12-9-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-2-1. As the favorite, the Flyers are 10-8 vs. the spread this year.

Today’s over/under line of 135 is lower than the average over/under line in Dayton’s games this season (137.2). Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 154 points.

In their latest game, Dayton offense put up 94 points against Saint Joseph’s. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 56.9% and made 12 threes. The team’s top scorer is DaRon Holmes II, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 19.7, while Nate Santos also maintains a PPG average of 11.7 leading up to the game.

In the current season, the Dayton defense has excelled, sitting 31st in the nation by allowing 65.0 points per game. Against Saint Joseph’s in their most recent game, the Dayton defense gave up a total of 79 points while allowing Saint Joseph’s to hit 48% of their shots.

Will the Rams Win at Stuart C. Siegel Center?

VCU enters this game as a 1.5-point underdog. The Rams have a record of 15-8, including a 7-3 mark in Atlantic 10 play. They have won two games in a row and are 11-6 at home this season.

For the year, VCU has been the underdog in six games, going 2-4 in those contests. In their last game, the Rams defeated Fordham by a score of 75-60. Over their last 10 games at home, VCU has gone 7-3.

VCU has an ATS record of 14-9 this season, including a mark of 10-7 at home. Over their last three games at home, the Rams have gone 3-0 vs. the spread, and they are 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

On the season, the over/under record in VCU games is 10-13, and the average scoring total in their games is 138.3. Today’s over/under line of 135 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (140.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is just 125 points, and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

Coming off their recent game, the VCU offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Fordham. Their field goal percentage for the game was 51%, and they made 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Max Shulga, who is averaging 15.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Zeb Jackson also maintains a PPG average of 11.8 heading into game.

At this time, the Rams’ defense is positioned 40th in the country, permitting 65.9 points per game. VCU’s three-point defense is currently 49th in the country at 5.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.7% of their shots vs. VCU.