The Omaha Mavericks (2-2) visit Dayton to play the Flyers (2-0) in what should be a high-scoring game. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 19, 2019.
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In the Mavericks’ last outing, they fell to the Colorado State Rams, 80-65. With 19 points on 6-for-12 shooting, Marlon Ruffin was Omaha’s leading scorer. Colorado State’s free throw rate was their largest advantage over Omaha. The Rams had a rate of 0.197 (below their season average of 0.333), while the Mavericks posted a mark of 0.123.
The Flyers come in on a high note after dismantling the Charleston Southern Buccaneers in their last matchup, 90-61. Dayton was lifted by Obi Toppin, who was the team’s high scorer with 21 points on 10-for-13 shooting. Dayton dominated every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.115 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 48.0. For those same stats, Charleston Southern had marks of 0.066 and 28.9, respectively.
The high-octane offense of Dayton will face off against the porous defense of Omaha. Since the 2018-19 season, the Flyers rank 48th in offensive efficiency, while the Mavericks are 294th in defensive efficiency. The Flyers should have the edge on that side of the ball. Ball protection should be an advantage for the Mavericks. They rank 3rd at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 14.2 percent), while the Flyers have forced the 62nd-fewest turnovers in the NCAA (opponents’ turnover percentage of 17.2 percent).
Omaha Mavericks vs. Dayton Flyers Free Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Dayton, ATS Winner – Omaha, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
The Mavericks rank 11th in steals allowed per game (4.8) while the Flyers rank 50th (5.4).
Dayton ranks 219th in blocks per game (2.5) while Omaha ranks 250th (2.2).
Dayton averages 16.7 assists per game, which ranks 12th in the NCAA. Omaha ranks 187th in assists allowed per game (13.6).
The Mavericks rank 176th in three pointers attempted per game (22.0) while the Flyers rank 287th (19.1).
Dayton ranks 39th in rebounds allowed per game (32.0) while Omaha ranks 133rd (34.4).