Betting on today’s Billikens and Flyers game? Catch the action at UD Arena in Dayton, OH, as the Flyers hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on CBSS. The over/under for this Atlantic 10 conference contest is set at 142.5 points, with the Flyers being the favored team playing at home against the Billikens.
SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS VS DAYTON FLYERS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Saint Louis Billikens +13
This game will be played at UD Arena at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.
WHY BET THE SAINT LOUIS BILLIKENS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Flyers.
- Even though we have Dayton winning straight-up, we like Saint Louis at +13.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Will the Billikens Come Through as Road Underdogs?
Despite being the underdog, Saint Louis has fared better as the underdog this season, going 3-7 compared to 4-1 when favored. The Billikens are coming off an 88-85 win over Saint Joseph’s, and they are 8-8 overall and 1-2 in Atlantic 10 play.
On the road this season, Saint Louis is just 1-4 with an average scoring margin of -11.8 points per game. The Billikens have lost four straight road games, and they are 1-9 in their last 10 road games.
When looking at Saint Louis’ ATS record this season, they are currently 7-8. On the road, their ATS mark is 2-3 and over their last 10 road games, they have gone just 2-8 vs. the spread. As the underdog, the Billikens have gone 5-5 ATS this year and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Saint Louis’ games this year (146.7). The over/under record in their games this year is 10-5 and their games have averaged 149.8 points. In their last three games, the over/under record is 3-0 and the average scoring total is 157 points.
Saint Louis finished with 88 points in their game against Saint Joseph’s. This total surpasses their season-average of 74.4 points per game. Offensively, the Billikens hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 185th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 65th in terms of percentage and 148th in three-pointers made.
Looking at the Saint Louis defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 76.6 points per game (248th). 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.
Does Dayton Have What it Takes to Win as Home Favorites?
Dayton enters this game as 13-point favorites, and they have been excellent in that role this season, going 11-0. They have also been perfect at home, winning all nine games by an average of 13.8 points per game.
Overall, the Flyers have won 10 straight games, and they are 13-2 on the season. In Atlantic 10 play, they are 3-0, and they have gone 10-2 in non-conference games.
Against the spread, Dayton has an 8-6-1 record this season. At home, the Flyers are 4-5 vs. the spread. Over their last 3 home games, Dayton is 1-2 ATS.
So far this season, the over/under record for Dayton games is 8-7. The average scoring total in their games is 137.9 while the average over/under line is 136, resulting in an average margin of 1.9. Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total is 129.
The Flyers’ offense wrapped up their last game with 72 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 73.4 points per contest. The top scorer for the Flyers was DaRon Holmes II with 33 points, while Nate Santos also chipped in with 9 points.
Coming into today’s game, the Dayton defense is giving up an average of 64.5 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.9 threes per game vs. Saint Louis. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.5%.