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Dayton La Salle Betting Preview

La Salle ExplorersDayton Flyers
Jan 14, 7:00 PM | Dayton Arena

La Salle Explorers vs Dayton Flyers Odds

13-4TEAM RECORD12-5

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Dayton vs La Salle battle Saturday at Dayton Arena as the Flyers look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Flyers bring a 12-5 record (8-7 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-4 Explorers, who are 9-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Dayton go 10-5 so far and the Explorers go 5-6.

View La Salle vs Dayton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Flyers as 1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Flyers, most recently No. 61 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Explorers, who rate No. 80 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-74 victory for the Explorers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Dayton has the nation's No. 133-rated offensive output, at 70.5 PPG. The visiting Explorers defense ranks No. 73 allowing on average 62.5 PPG. The Flyers FG% has averaged 45% so far, less than the Explorers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 53-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.3 points per game. Dayton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally in scoring at home.

La Salle won its last outing, a 68-57 result against Pennsylvania on January 10. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Explorers grabbed a 68-57 win over the Quakers on Tuesday, behind a 21-point effort from Tyreek Duren at The Palestra.

In their last action, Dayton was an 81-73 loser on the road against St. Bonaventure. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Dayton got 19 points from Josh Parker but lost anyway, 81-73, to St. Bonaventure on Wednesday at Reilly Center.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Temple are 6-4
After playing Pennsylvania are 4-6
After a win are 9-1

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Xavier are 8-2
After playing St. Bonaventure are 6-4
After a loss are 5-5

A few Explorers at Flyers trends to consider:
La Salle 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 La Salle
Dayton is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games when playing La Salle
Dayton is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Dayton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
La Salle at Temple, Wednesday, January 18
Dayton home to Xavier, Saturday, January 21

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