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Dayton Opens As NCAAB Odds Favorite vs Boise St

Written by on March 18, 2015

You might think that the Dayton Flyers (25-8) would be delighted to play their First Four game in front of a home crowd, but that just adds an extra element of pressure they would sooner not have. Throw in the fact that their opponent, the Boise State Broncos (25-8), seem to save their best for tough environments, and you can understand why the Flyers may be nervous. Still, Dayton opened as a betting favorite in today’s NCAAB odds.Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Time: 9:10 PM Venue: Dayton Arena Opening Line: Dayton -175ncaab-odds

NCAAB Odds Analysis and Game Preview

Dayton posted an unbeaten 16-0 record on their home court this season, and have won 21 in a row overall, which is good enough for the 7th longest active winning streak in Division I ball. The Flyers are not taking that home advantage for granted, though, as they are well aware of what Boise State can do on the road. The Broncos 8-5 record this season may not seem particularly awe-inspiring, but when you look at some of those wins, you begin to get a better idea of why Dayton would sooner have not had to go the First Four route to get into the Tournament. The Broncos broke an 0-18 all-time away streak versus Utah State this season, and they also managed to bring San Diego’s impressive 29-game home win streak to an end back in February. Whoever walks away with the win on Wednesday will have #6 ranked Providence on their schedule on Friday.ncaab-oddsOddly enough, the Dayton Flyers will actually be listed as the road team for this one due to the fact that they were presented the last at-large bid. The Flyers will also have a height advantage to overcome, as they are one of the smaller teams in Division I. They use a combination of speed and determination to get the job done, and the home crowd advantage will certainly help their cause.

Key Betting Trends

Dayton is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dayton’s last 10 games Boise State is 14-3 ATS in its last 17 games Boise State is 15-2 SU in its last 17 gamesncaab-odds

Consider This Before Placing Your Bet

Boise State has not had much luck in the times that they have made it to the Tournament. They are 0-6 all-time, which included an 80-71 loss to La Salle in the First Four back in 2013. Dayton has a much better history, having gone 17-17 in the Tournament all-time. They made it all the way to the Sweet 16 last season, which means they definitely have the experience edge in this one. I think that, combined with the home court advantage, will be enough to get them past a tough Boise State team.