If you’re a college basketball betting enthusiast that is looking for a value-packed pairing, then look no further than at Tuesday night’s match up between the struggling 15th-ranked Dayton Flyers and lowly St. Louis Bilikens. Now, let me explain why this contest is offering a ton of value.
How To Bet The No. 15 Dayton Flyers vs. St. Louis Bilikens NCAAB Odds & TV Info
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Why Bet The Dayton Flyers
The Flyers (21-5 SU, 12-12-1 ATS) have lost two straight including their humbling 79-72 upset home loss against St. Bonaventure on Saturday as a 10-point home favorite no less. St. Bonaventure sophomore guard Jaylen Adams tied his career high with 31 points, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 36 seconds remaining.
Dayton, who was without leading scorer Kendall Pollard on Saturday, had won an insane 77 consecutive games without losing two in a row. The last time the Flyers had any kind of losing streak was way back during the 2013-14 season. “It’s been a while since we’ve had to deal with something like this,” coach Archie Miller said. “We’ll find out what we’re made of. Things are going to get more difficult for us moving forward.”
Dayton got a team-high 22 points from guard Charles Cooke and 18 from backcourt mate Scoochie Smith on Saturday but led for just one minute and 59 seconds. Pollard’s absence was apparent from the outset. “Not having a guy his caliber always is going to be missed,” Smith said. “Just not having him out there is a different feel.”
Why Bet The St. Louis Bilikens
St. Louis (10-6 SU, 7-15 ATS) has won two straight including their 76-68 win over Fordham on Saturday as a 1.5-point home underdog. The Bilikens beat George Mason one game earlier – after dropping their previous five games.
Mike Crawford scored a team-high 21 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting from the field and Jermaine Bishop added 17 points for the Billikens who shot a blistering 52.3 percent from the field.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
It’s nice that the St. Louis Bilikens are playing good basketball right now, but Dayton’s back-to-back losses tell me they’re going to go all out for the win in this contest and that St. Louis is in trouble. The Flyers are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five road games while the Billikens have gone 8-24-1 ATS in their last 33 home games.
Dayton has also won four straight in this series including their emphatic 73-37 blowout of the Bilikens as a 16.5-point home favorite on Jan. 27. If the points spread for this contest doesn’t exceed a dozen points, I say take Dayton to win and cash in!
My final score prediction: Dayton 76 St. Louis 65