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La Salle Explorers face Dayton Flyers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

La Salle ExplorersDayton Flyers
12-12February 19, 2014, 09:00 | Dayton Arena17-8

Dayton Arena will host Dayton Flyers vs. La Salle Explorers action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Flyers bring a 17-8 record (12-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-12 Explorers, who are 5-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Dayton go 12-8 so far and the Explorers go 8-12.

View La Salle Explorers vs Dayton Flyers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Dayton sat as -7.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game puts the Flyers, most recently No. 112 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Explorers, who rate No. 181 in the latest survey.

La Salle was a 75-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Saint Joseph's. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. La Salle suffered a 75-64 loss against Saint Joseph's on Saturday, getting 16 points from Jerrell Wright in a losing effort at Tom Gola Arena.

Dayton was a 76-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rhode Island. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Flyers got a 21-point performance from Dyshawn Pierre, who added 12 rebounds, as Dayton ran past Rhode Island 76-69 on Wednesday at Dayton Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Explorers is ranked No. 87 in NCAA hoops at 36.38 per game. Contrast that with Dayton’s No. 150 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Dayton is the No. 109-ranked team in the country at 6.44 per game, while La Salle rates No. 162 at 5.71 per game.

A few Explorers at Flyers trends to consider:
La Salle is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games
La Salle is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
La Salle is 2-8 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
La Salle is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Dayton is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dayton's last 8 games
Dayton is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Dayton is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next up:
La Salle at Richmond, Saturday, February 22nd
Dayton at Duquesne, Saturday, February 22nd