Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Flyers vs. Billikens CBB Odds
Looking for Dayton Flyers vs. Saint Louis Billikens NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Flyers taking on the Billikens on Friday February 19, 2021 at University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily basketball predictions like this Flyers Billikens matchup.
2021 NCAA Basketball Handicapping
(11-7) Dayton Flyers vs. Saint Louis Billikens (11-3)
Date: Friday February 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Saint Louis -5.5
CBB Betting Total:
The Dayton Flyers and Saint Louis Billikens will meet Friday night from the Dayton Arena in a battle of two teams from the Atlantic 10 conference.
Dayton has lost two consecutive games and three of its last four. The Flyers are 7-6 in conference play. Saint Louis has won four games in a row.
The Dayton Flyers have had an up-and-down season and have come back down to Earth following what could have been a Final Four run a season ago. Dayton is eighth in the A-10 and needs to win out to make the NCAA Tournament.
The Flyers have struggled this season against tougher competition and didn’t look great on either side of the ball in their two losses against VCU and Rhode Island. The Flyers have been getting beat on the glass by a wide margin of late and shot just 5 of 26 from 3-point land in their last game, a double overtime loss to Rhode Island.
Along with a lack of rebounding, the Flyers have had a hard time taking care of the ball. They are still 79th in the country in offensive rating and 121st defensively.
While Dayton did lose a lot of talent from last year, they still have a lot of contributors that came back to post great seasons. Jalen Crutcher, Ibi Watson, Mustapha Amzil and Jordy Tshimanga have scored almost three quarters of Dayton’s points this year.
Crutcher has been involved with half of Dayton’s points this year, whether its been scoring or assists. Crutcher averages 18.9 PPG.
Saint Louis Billikens
Saint Louis’ last defeat against Dayton over a month ago wasn’t all that surprising given they had not played in over a month due to COVID concerns. This is a different team now that is still on the cusp of being in the Top 25. The Billikens have won four in a row and defeated La Salle 78-57 Tuesday.
Saint Louis sports the 44th most efficient offense in the nation. The Billikens average 78.6 points per game, crash the offensive and defensive glass at a high level, and shoot 35.7 percent from deep. Travis Ford has done a good job of emphasizing rebounding and hustle to this Billikens team in the last few years
Saint Louis is one of the most experienced teams in the country. The senior guard duo of Javonte Perkins and Jordan Goodwin combines for 33 points a game. The Billikens have seven players averaging at least 6 points per game.
Saint Louis also has a solid defense. The Billikens force a lot of turnovers, but struggle to defend the three point line a bit. They are 30th in the country in defensive rating.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Billikens are 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games following a straight up win of more than 20 points.
- Billikens are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games following a ATS win.
- Billikens are 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games following a straight up win.
- Billikens are 23-7 ATS in their last 30 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.
- Billikens are 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Billikens are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Billikens are 12-5 ATS in their last 17 games overall.
- Billikens are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games as a favorite.
Free Dayton Flyers vs. Saint Louis Billikens NCAAB Prediction:
Dayton has been way too much of a hit-miss team for me to trust them against this improved Billikens team, even at home. I expect Dayton to get beat handily on the glass in this game. Given how poorly Dayton has looked defensively in recent games as well, it wouldn’t be surprising if Saint Louis barraged this team from the 3-point line.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Saint Louis -5.5
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