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Saint Louis Billikens Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Dayton Flyers

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Tuesday when the Saint Louis Billikens try to run the Dayton Flyers off the court at SLU University Center in college hoops action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Dayton Flyers opened as -13.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Dayton Flyers vs Saint Louis Billikens Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Saint Louis Billikens sit at 9-16 (13-9 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Dayton Flyers are currently 19-5 (14-8-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Saint Louis is 9-13 OU, and Dayton is 11-12 OU.

The Saint Louis Billikens sit at No. 291 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Dayton Flyers sit at No. 13 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Dayton is ranked No. 195 in NCAA basketball at 34.67 per game. Contrast that with Saint Louis's No. 236 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Saint Louis is the No. 157-ranked team in the country at 7.16 per game, while Dayton rates No. 99 at 8 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kendall Pollard scored 17 points leading the Flyers to a 75-74 victory over Rhode Island at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Friday.

The Billikens got 21 points from Mike Crawford as Saint Louis ran past Duquesne 87-81 on Saturday at SLU University Center.

Next Betting Matchups

Dayton home to St. Bonaventure, Saturday, February 18th
Saint Louis at Fordham, Saturday, February 18th