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Dayton Flyers face Rhode Island Rams: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Dayton FlyersRhode Island Rams
13-6January 25, 2014, 04:00 | Thomas M. Ryan Center10-10

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Thomas M. Ryan Center Saturday as host Rhode Island looks to handle the Dayton Flyers in NCAA hoops action.

Supporters of the Flyers have watched them go 13-6 and 9-6 ATS on the year, while the Rams are at 10-10 and 9-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Rams are 6-9, while the Flyers have a 8-6 mark.

View Dayton Flyers vs Rhode Island Rams Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Rhode Island in this one found them as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Rams sit at No. 223 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flyers sit at No. 33 on the same chart.

In their last action, Dayton was an 80-66 loser at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. Dayton got 21 points from Devin Oliver but lost anyway, 80-66, to Virginia Commonwealth on Wednesday at Dayton Arena.

Rhode Island was a 61-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Saint Joseph's. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. The Rams got 16 points from Xavier Munford, but it was Saint Joseph's that prevailed in a 61-57 final on Wednesday at Hagan Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rhode Island's No. 224-ranked offense, averaging 66.5 PPG, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 92 at 67.89 PPG. The Rams field goal percentage has averaged 42.36% so far, less than the Flyers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.77% per game.

A few Flyers at Rams trends to consider:
Dayton is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
Dayton is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Dayton is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Dayton is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games on the road
Rhode Island is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Rhode Island is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Rhode Island is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
Rhode Island is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Dayton

Next up:
Dayton home to Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 29th
Rhode Island at Fordham, Saturday, February 1st