College Basketball Matchup - Virginia Commonwealth Rams Dayton Flyers Odds Preview

Dayton FlyersVirginia Commonwealth Rams
Jan 9, 7:00 PM | Siegel Center

Dayton Flyers vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Odds

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The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Virginia Commonwealth and Dayton on Wednesday, with the host Rams trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Virginia Commonwealth battles the Flyers, currently sitting with a 10-4 mark (8-6 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 3-5 for the Rams and 6-4 for the Flyers.

View Dayton vs Virginia Commonwealth Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Virginia Commonwealth sat as 10.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 13 (Rams) and the No. 104 (Flyers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 88-77 result in favor of the Rams has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Virginia Commonwealth has the nation's No. 30-rated offensive output, at 78.5 PPG. The visiting Flyers defense ranks No. 120 allowing on average 63.9 PPG. The Rams FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, less than the Flyers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.8% per game.

Defensively, Dayton features the nation's No. 143-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.7 points per game. Virginia Commonwealth, meanwhile, comes in at No. 93 nationally in scoring at home.

Dayton was a 78-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against UAB. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. Josh Benson scored 20 points leading the Flyers to a 78-71 victory over UAB at Dayton Arena on Saturday.

In their last action, Virginia Commonwealth was a 59-55 winner at home against Lehigh. The Rams grabbed a 59-55 win over the Mountain Hawks on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Treveon Graham at Siegel Center.

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Flyers at Rams trends to consider:
Dayton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Virginia Commonwealth is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dayton home to Butler, Saturday, January 12
Virginia Commonwealth at St. Bonaventure, Saturday, January 12