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Dayton Flyers visit Mississippi Rebels in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Dayton FlyersMississippi Rebels
11-3January 04, 2014, 08:00 | Tad Smith Coliseum9-3

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Mississippi vs Dayton battle Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum as the Rebels look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Supporters of the Flyers have watched them go 11-3 and 7-3 ATS on the year, while the Rebels are at 9-3 and 3-5 ATS. In totals betting, the Rebels are 4-4, while the Flyers have a 5-4 mark.

View Dayton Flyers vs Mississippi Rebels Odds and Stats.

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

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 75-ranked Rebels and the No. 14-rated Flyers in this matchup.

Dayton won its last outing, an 81-47 result against Winthrop on January 1. Dayton cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Winthrop out of the gym and running up an 81-47 score at Dayton Arena.

In their last action, Mississippi was a 79-74 winner on the road against Western Kentucky. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. The Rebels grabbed a 79-74 win over the Hilltoppers on Monday, behind a 24-point effort from Jarvis Summers at EA Diddle Arena.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Mississippi's No. 40-ranked offense, averaging 79.75 PPG, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 67 at 65.86 PPG. The Rebels field goal percentage has averaged 43.64% so far, less than the Flyers marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.41% per game.

A few Flyers at Rebels trends to consider:
Dayton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Dayton is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Dayton is 4-14 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dayton's last 5 games on the road
Mississippi is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games
Mississippi is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Dayton home to Saint Louis, Saturday, January 11th
Mississippi at Auburn, Thursday, January 9th