Dayton Flyers vs La Salle Explorers Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the La Salle vs Dayton battle Wednesday at Tom Gola Arena as the Explorers look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Explorers sit at 11-4 (6-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Flyers are currently 10-6 (8-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? La Salle is 4-5-1 OU, and Dayton is 7-5 OU.
The visitors opened as 5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Explorers - Flyers odds would favor the Explorers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. La Salle is rated No. 98 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Dayton is at No. 106. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 77-75 win for the Explorers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up La Salle's No. 64 nationally ranked offense (73.5 points per game) against a Flyers defense that sits as the No. 158 at 65.4 PPG. The Explorers have been averaging 44% from the field, less than the Flyers have managed so far this season (45.2% on average).
Defensively, Dayton features the nation's No. 170-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 41 nationally in scoring at home.
Dayton was a 79-73 loser in its last match at home against Butler. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Dayton suffered a 79-73 loss against Butler on Saturday, getting 14 points from Vee Sanford in a losing effort at Dayton Arena.
Last time out for La Salle, they were a 71-59 winner as they battled Richmond at home. They covered in the match as a 9.5-point favorite. The Explorers got 17 points from Tyrone Garland as La Salle ran past Richmond 71-59 on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena.
Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Fordham are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-3
Before playing Xavier are 5-5
After playing Richmond are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Flyers at Explorers trends to consider:
Dayton is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against La Salle
Dayton is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
La Salle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
La Salle is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of La Salle's last 7 games when playing Dayton
La Salle is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing at home against Dayton
Dayton home to Fordham, Wednesday, January 23
La Salle at Xavier, Saturday, January 19