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Dayton FlyersSaint Louis Billikens
Feb 2, 2:00 PM | Chaifetz Arena

Dayton Flyers vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds

12-8TEAM RECORD15-5

The visiting Dayton Flyers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Chaifetz Arena against the Saint Louis Billikens.

The Flyers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 11-9 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Billikens are 9-9 ATS. Dayton is 8-8 against the total, while Saint Louis is 6-10 versus the number.

View Dayton vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Billikens in this one found them listed as 7-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Flyers was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Billikens, most recently No. 151 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Flyers, who rate No. 87 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-73 victory for the Billikens.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Saint Louis's No. 188 nationally ranked offense (67.1 points per game) against a Flyers defense that sits as the No. 132 at 64.6 PPG. The Billikens have been averaging 44.6% from the field, less than the Flyers have managed so far this season (46.2% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Dayton owns the country's No. 175-rated mark, allowing 69.7 points per game on the highway. Saint Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 232 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Dayton was a 66-61 loser on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Flyers endured a 66-61 loss at the hands of the Musketeers on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Vee Sanford at Cintas Center.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 75-58 winner at home against Butler. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Saint Louis earned a 75-58 victory over Butler on Thursday, getting 19 points from Jordair Jett at Chaifetz Arena.

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Saint Joseph's are 7-3
After playing Xavier are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Fordham are 2-5
After playing Butler are 2-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Flyers at Billikens trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dayton's last 6 games when playing on the road against Saint Louis
Dayton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Saint Louis
Dayton is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Saint Louis is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Saint Louis is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
Saint Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Dayton
Saint Louis is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Dayton

Next up:
Dayton home to Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, February 6
Saint Louis at Fordham, Wednesday, February 6