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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Flyers underdogs vs Bonnies at St. Bonaventure

Dayton FlyersSt. Bonaventure Bonnies
15-8February 08, 2014, 04:00 | Reilly Center13-9

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Reilly Center Saturday as host St. Bonaventure looks to handle the Dayton Flyers in NCAA hoops action.

The Flyers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 11-8 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Bonnies are 12-8 ATS. Dayton is 11-7 against the total, while St. Bonaventure is 7-12 versus the number.

View Dayton Flyers vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 2.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 51-rated Bonnies and the No. 118-ranked Flyers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Dayton won its last outing, an 84-67 result against George Mason on February 5. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Dayton earned an 84-67 victory over George Mason on Wednesday, getting 19 points from Jordan Sibert at Patriot Center.

In their last action, St. Bonaventure was a 64-62 loser on the road against Richmond. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Bonnies endured a 64-62 loss at the hands of the Spiders on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Matthew Wright at Robins Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features St. Bonaventure's No. 88-ranked scoring average of 74.23 PPG, against a Flyers defense rated No. 101 and allowing 68.26 PPG. The Bonnies FG% has averaged 45.33% to date this season, less than the Flyers shooters have managed so far (47.67% per game).

A few Flyers at Bonnies trends to consider:
Dayton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Dayton is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games
Dayton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dayton's last 6 games
St. Bonaventure is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games
St. Bonaventure is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of St. Bonaventure's last 12 games
St. Bonaventure is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Dayton home to Rhode Island, Wednesday, February 12th
St. Bonaventure at Fordham, Wednesday, February 12th