College basketball point spread favors Flyers in battle with Bonnies
St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs Dayton Flyers Odds
The Dayton Flyers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Dayton Arena on Wednesday in NCAA hoops play.
The Flyers bring a 16-12 record (14-14 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-13 Bonnies, who are 14-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Dayton go 13-11 so far and the Bonnies go 14-10.
The visitors opened as 7-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Flyers - Bonnies odds would favor the Flyers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Dayton is rated No. 129 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. Bonaventure is at No. 204. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 76-72 win for the Flyers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Dayton's No. 81 nationally ranked offense (71.5 points per game) against a Bonnies defense that sits as the No. 294 at 71.7 PPG. The Flyers have been averaging 46.9% from the field, more than the Bonnies have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).
Defensively, St. Bonaventure features the nation's No. 292-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.7 points per game. Dayton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 96 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, St. Bonaventure was a 104-83 winner at home against Charlotte. They covered the 5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Bonnies and 49ers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Charlotte was handed a 104-83 defeat on Saturday at Reilly Center.
Dayton was a 78-74 winner in their most recent outing at home against Richmond. They failed to cover the 5.5-point spread as favorites. Kevin Dillard scored 21 points leading the Flyers to a 78-74 victory over Richmond at Dayton Arena on Saturday.
St. Bonaventure Bonnies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Fordham are 4-6
After playing Charlotte are 4-5
After a win are 5-5
Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
Before playing George Washington are 4-6
After playing Richmond are 2-8
After a win are 4-6
A few Bonnies at Flyers trends to consider:
St. Bonaventure is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Dayton
Dayton is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. Bonaventure
Dayton is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing St. Bonaventure
Dayton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dayton's last 5 games when playing St. Bonaventure
St. Bonaventure home to Fordham, Saturday, March 9
Dayton at George Washington, Saturday, March 9