Butler Bulldogs vs Dayton Flyers Odds
The Butler Bulldogs will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Flyers in Dayton at Dayton Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.
Dayton battles the Bulldogs, currently sitting with a 13-2 mark (8-5 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-5 for the Flyers and 9-3 for the Bulldogs.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 104 (Flyers) and the No. 51 (Bulldogs) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 77-75 result in favor of the Bulldogs has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Bulldogs rank No. 106 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.1 per game. That compares with Dayton’s No. 173 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Dayton is college basketball's No. 164-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Bulldogs rate No. 83 with 7.1 per game.
Defensively, Butler features the nation's No. 95-rated defense on the road, allowing 66 points per game. Dayton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 133 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Butler was a 72-66 winner on the road against Saint Joseph's. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs got a terrific 28-point effort from Rotnei Clarke as Butler defeated Saint Joseph's 72-66 on Wednesday at Hagan Arena.
Last time out for Dayton, they were a 74-62 loser as they battled Virginia Commonwealth on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 11.5-point underdog. Kevin Dillard scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Flyers to a win (they lost 74-62 to Virginia Commonwealth at Siegel Center on Wednesday).
Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Richmond are 1-0
After a win are 9-1
Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing La Salle are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
A few Bulldogs at Flyers trends to consider:
Butler is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Butler's last 6 games on the road
Dayton is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games at home
Dayton is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
Butler home to Richmond, Wednesday, January 16
Dayton at La Salle, Wednesday, January 16