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NCAA hoops odds preview - Dayton vs. Saint Louis

Dayton FlyersSaint Louis Billikens
20-9March 05, 2014, 09:00 | Chaifetz Arena25-4

Dayton pays a visit to Saint Louis on Wednesday, hoping to send the Billikens to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Chaifetz Arena.

This season, the Billikens are 25-4 overall and 9-17 ATS, while the Flyers are 20-9 and 14-11 ATS. As for the totals, Saint Louis boasts a 8-18 on the OU, and Dayton is 13-11.

View Dayton Flyers vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Saint Louis sat as -6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Billikens sit at No. 93 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Flyers sit at No. 57 on the same chart.

Dayton was an 86-79 winner in their most recent outing at home against Massachusetts. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Dayton got 23 points from Jordan Sibert en route to an 86-79 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Dayton Arena.

Saint Louis lost its last outing, a 67-56 result against Virginia Commonwealth on March 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Saint Louis suffered a 67-56 loss against Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, getting 18 points from Jordair Jett in a losing effort at Siegel Center.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Flyers is ranked No. 126 in NCAA hoops at 35.28 per game. Contrast that with Saint Louis’s No. 71 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Saint Louis is the No. 161-ranked team in the country at 5.72 per game, while Dayton rates No. 106 at 6.48 per game.

A few Flyers at Billikens trends to consider:
Dayton is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Dayton's last 6 games
Dayton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Dayton's last 14 games on the road
Saint Louis is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Saint Louis is 19-2 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Saint Louis's last 7 games
Saint Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Dayton home to Richmond, Saturday, March 8th
Saint Louis at Massachusetts, Sunday, March 9th