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Atlantic 10 Tournament - College Basketball Matchup - Butler Bulldogs Dayton Flyers Odds Preview

Dayton FlyersButler Bulldogs
March 14, 2:30 PM | Barclays Center

Dayton Flyers vs Butler Bulldogs Odds

17-13TEAM RECORD24-7

Butler looks to cover the Bulldogs-Flyers pointspread on Thursday and improve its overall 24-7 mark when they host Dayton in college basketball wagering action.

It's a game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Barclays Center).

The Flyers will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 16-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Bulldogs are 17-12 ATS. Dayton is 14-12 on the totals; Butler is 16-12.

View Dayton vs Butler Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Butler in this one found them as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 134-rated Dayton taking on the No. 43-rated Bulldogs in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 74-73 win for the Bulldogs on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Butler's No. 121 nationally ranked offense (69.6 points per game) against a Flyers defense that sits as the No. 169 at 66.5 PPG. The Bulldogs have been averaging 45.5% from the field, less than the Flyers have managed so far this season (47.4% on average).

Defensively, Dayton features the nation's No. 251-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.5 points per game. Butler, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.

Dayton was an 81-80 loser in their most recent outing on the road against George Washington. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. Dyshawn Pierre scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Flyers to a win (they lost 81-80 to George Washington at Charles E. Smith Center on Saturday).

Last time out for Butler, they were a 67-62 winner as they battled Xavier at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. Rotnei Clarke scored 21 points leading the Bulldogs to a 67-62 victory over Xavier at Hinkle Fieldhouse on Saturday.

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing George Washington are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 10-0
After playing Xavier are 4-3
After a win are 6-4

A few Flyers at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Butler is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 6 games
Butler is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games