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Feb 18, 8:00 PM | Cintas Center

Dayton Flyers vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

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Cintas Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Xavier Musketeers and the visiting Dayton Flyers in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Flyers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 12-11 ATS against the number this season, while the Musketeers are 9-12-2 ATS. Dayton is 15-8 on the totals; Xavier is 13-10.

View Dayton vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Musketeers installed as 8-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Musketeers sit at No. 40 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flyers sit at No. 130 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Musketeers will win this game 74-73.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Xavier's No. 100 nationally ranked offense (71.4 points per game) against a Flyers defense that sits as the No. 202 at 67.8 PPG. The Musketeers have been averaging 45.9% from the field, more than the Flyers have managed so far this season (43.7% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Dayton owns the country's No. 188-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 175 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Dayton was a 75-65 winner at home against Charlotte. They covered the 7.5-point spread as favorites. The Flyers grabbed a 75-65 win over the 49ers on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Chris Johnson at Dayton Arena.

Xavier was an 85-72 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. The Musketeers endured an 85-72 loss at the hands of the Owls on Saturday, despite a 23-point effort from Tu Holloway at Liacouras Center.

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Duquesne are 6-4
After playing Charlotte are 3-6
After a win are 7-3

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Massachusetts are 7-3
After playing Temple are 9-1
After a loss are 5-5

A few Flyers at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dayton's last 5 games when playing on the road against Xavier
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Dayton's last 11 games on the road
Dayton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Dayton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 5 games when playing at home against Dayton
Xavier is 20-1 SU in its last 21 games when playing at home against Dayton
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Xavier's last 8 games when playing Dayton
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Xavier's last 7 games

Next up:
Dayton at Duquesne, Wednesday, February 22
Xavier at Massachusetts, Tuesday, February 21

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