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Saint Louis Billikens face Dayton Flyers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Saint Louis BillikensDayton Flyers
14-2January 11, 2014, 11:00 | Dayton Arena12-3

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Saint Louis when they take on the Dayton Flyers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

The Flyers sit at 12-3 (8-3 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Billikens are currently 14-2 (5-8 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Dayton is 6-4 OU, and Saint Louis is 4-9 OU.

View Saint Louis Billikens vs Dayton Flyers Odds and Stats.

The Billikens were listed as 2.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

This game matches up the No. 12 (Flyers) and the No. 25 (Billikens) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Saint Louis, they were a 59-58 winner as they battled Rhode Island on the road. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point favorite. The Billikens used a 31-point performance from Jordair Jett to help Saint Louis smack Rhode Island 59-58 on Tuesday at Thomas M. Ryan Center.

Dayton won its last outing, an 83-80 result against Mississippi on January 4. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point underdog. Devin Oliver went off for 26 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Dayton over Mississippi, 83-80, on Saturday at Tad Smith Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Billikens is ranked No. 99 in NCAA hoops at 37.19 per game. Contrast that with Dayton’s No. 121 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Dayton is the No. 97-ranked team in the country at 6.73 per game, while Saint Louis rates No. 158 at 5.75 per game.

A few Billikens at Flyers trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Saint Louis is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Louis is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 6 games on the road
Dayton is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
Dayton is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Dayton is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Saint Louis
Dayton is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Saint Louis

Next up:
Saint Louis home to St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, January 15th
Dayton at Fordham, Wednesday, January 15th