The Rams and Flyers are set to face off at 12:30 ET on USA. The Flyers will host the game at UD Arena in Dayton, OH. This Atlantic 10 conference matchup has an over/under of 143 points, and the Flyers are favored to win at home vs. the Rams.
RHODE ISLAND RAMS VS DAYTON FLYERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Rhode Island Rams +13.5
This game will be played at UD Arena at 12:30 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
WHY BET THE RHODE ISLAND RAMS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Flyers.
- Even though we have Dayton winning straight-up, we like Rhode Island at +13.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 143 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.
Taking a Look at the Rams Chances in Dayton
Today, Rhode Island will be on the road as they take on Dayton. On the season, the Rams have gone 9-8, including a 3-1 record in Atlantic 10 play. So far, Rhode Island has been an underdog in nine of their 17 games, going 4-5 in those matchups.
Over their last 10 road games, the Rams have gone just 2-8. On the season, their record away from home is 1-5, compared to a 7-2 mark at home. They come into this game having lost their most recent contest, a 99-64 defeat against St. Bonaventure.
On the season, Rhode Island has an ATS record of 7-7-1. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Rams have gone 4-6 vs. the spread.
This season, the over/under record in Rhode Island games is 11-4 and the average over/under line in their games is 142.3. So far, 9 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line of 143. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 8-1.
Compared to their season average of 73.9 points per game, Rhode Island struggled in their previous game. Against St. Bonaventure, the Rams scored 64 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 40.7%. Leading Rhode Island in scoring vs. St. Bonaventure was Luis Kortright with his 13 points. David Green also added 11 points for the Rams.
At this time, the Rams’ defense is positioned 220th in the country, permitting 74.3 points per game. The Rhode Island defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 99 points and allowed St. Bonaventure to connect on 11 threes.
Can Dayton Pull Off a Home Win?
Dayton comes into this game as the favorite, as they have been in all 12 of their games this season. Their record as the favorite is a perfect 12-0. They are also unbeaten at home this season, going 10-0.
The Flyers have won 11 straight games, and they are coming off a 70-65 win over Saint Louis. In their last 10 games at home, Dayton has gone a perfect 10-0.
Overall, Dayton has an ATS record of 8-7-1 this season. At home, they are just 4-6 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the favorite, the Flyers are 5-5 ATS.
On the season, the over/under record for Dayton games is 8-8 and today’s over/under line of 143 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this season (136.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.
In their most recent game, the Flyers’ offense tallied 70 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73.2 points per game. On the offensive front, the Flyers have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 88th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 38th in terms of percentage and 31st in three-pointers made.
At present, the Flyers’ defense is nationally ranked 29th, allowing 64.6 points per game. In their previous game vs. Saint Louis, the Billikens finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 65 points vs. Dayton.