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NCAA hoops odds preview - Dayton vs. Xavier

Dayton FlyersXavier Musketeers
March 9, 9:00 PM | Boardwalk Hall

Dayton Flyers vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

20-11TEAM RECORD19-11

The Xavier Musketeers will hit the floor running against the visiting Dayton Flyers Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

This is a conference playoff game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. The game is being played at Boardwalk Hall, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Xavier battles the Flyers, currently sitting with a 20-11 mark (17-12 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 16-12 for the Musketeers and 17-12 for the Flyers.

View Dayton vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Musketeers are listed as 2-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 44 (Musketeers) and the No. 100 (Flyers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 74-73 result in favor of the Flyers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Xavier's No. 93-ranked scoring average of 71.3 PPG, against a Flyers defense rated No. 179 and allowing 67 PPG. The Musketeers FG% has averaged 45.4% to date this season, more than the Flyers shooters have managed so far (44.1% per game).

Defensively, Dayton features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.9 points per game. Xavier, meanwhile, comes in at No. 149 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Dayton, they were a 67-50 winner as they battled George Washington at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Dayton got 19 points from Devin Oliver en route to a 67-50 victory over George Washington on Tuesday at Dayton Arena.

Xavier was a 72-63 winner in their most recent outing at home against Charlotte. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites. Tu Holloway scored 24 points leading the Musketeers to a 72-63 victory over Charlotte at Cintas Center on Saturday.

Dayton Flyers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing George Washington are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Charlotte are 10-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Flyers at Musketeers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Xavier's last 9 games when playing Dayton
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Xavier's last 8 games
Xavier is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games when playing Dayton
Xavier is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Dayton