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Dayton Flyers vs Murray State Racers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Murray State RacersDayton Flyers
5-6December 29, 2013, 02:00 | Dayton Arena9-3

Dayton will look to improve on its 9-3 record on Sunday when they host Murray State in NCAA basketball odds action at Dayton Arena.

The Racers will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 4-4 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Flyers are 6-3 ATS. Murray State is 5-1 against the total, while Dayton is 5-3 versus the number.

View Murray State Racers vs Dayton Flyers Odds and Stats.

Dayton opened as -17-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 260-rated Murray State taking on the No. 24-rated Flyers in this contest.

Murray State lost its last outing, a 71-64 result against Western Kentucky on December 21. They covered in that game as a 9-point underdog. T.J. Sapp went off for 25 points and added 1 rebound but it wasn't enough as Western Kentucky handed Murray State a 71-64 defeat at EA Diddle Arena.

Last time out for Dayton, they were a 79-76 loser as they battled USC at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 12-point favorite. Jordan Sibert scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Flyers to a win (they lost 79-76 to USC at Dayton Arena on Sunday).

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Dayton has the nation's No. 71-rated offensive output, at 77.5 PPG. The visiting Racers defense ranks No. 175 allowing on average 72 PPG. The Flyers FG% has averaged 47.28% so far, more than the Racers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.89% per game.

Next up:
Murray State home to SE Missouri State, Thursday, January 2nd
Dayton at Winthrop, Wednesday, January 1st