Two Atlantic 10 teams on long winning streaks face off in a terrific matchup on Tuesday night as Rhode Island visits No. 6 Dayton. The Flyers, led by star Obi Toppin, are nearly double-digit favorites on the Mybookie NCAAB odds. Let’s see how the College Basketball betting odds will be for the Rhode Island vs Dayton.
Rhode Island vs Dayton 2020 College Basketball Betting Lines & Game Preview
- When: Tuesday, 7:30 PM ET
- Where: University of Dayton Arena
- TV: CBS Sports Network
- Opening NCAAB Lines: Dayton -9.5 / Total 146.5
Rhode Island vs Dayton Season Series
First meeting. Last year they split, each winning on the road. It was 72-70 in OT for the Rams at Dayton. Cyril Langevine had 26 points and Fatts Russell added 23 points. Langevine hit 12 of 14 shots. He added eight rebounds and three blocks. Obi Toppin had 26 points plus 11 rebounds and seven assists for the Flyers. Ryan Mikesell scored -high 23 points and had 11 rebounds. Toppin tied it at 63 with 40 seconds left in regulation and neither team scored in the final minute of overtime.
Why Bet on Rhode Island?
The Rams (18-5, 10-1 A-10) won their 10th in a row Saturday, 82-51 at George Washington. Rhody was ahead by as many as 20 points in the first half, taking control immediately with an 8-1 burst and never letting up. With the offense clicking, URI ended the first half on a 17-4 run, holding the Colonials to one field goal over the final 8:04.
The Rams shot 57.1 percent (16-of-28) from the floor in the opening half, including six makes from 3-point territory. The dominance continued after the break as Rhody held the Colonials to just one field goal over the first 9:09 while steadily expanding the lead. The Rams pushed their advantage to as many as 35 points.
The win improved Rhode Island to 5-0 in Atlantic 10 road games. Dating back to last season, the Rams have now won seven straight conference games away from the Ryan Center. Rhode Island did not trail at any point against GW, marking the second game in a row – and third time this season – the Rams never played from behind.
Junior Fatts Russell scored 24 points for his 15th 20-point game of the season, and 25th of his career. He hit a season-high six attempts from long range. Senior Cyril Langevine recorded his sixth double-double of the season, and team-leading 29th of his career. He finished the game with 11 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block.
On Monday, Langevine was named the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week. It is the second career conference honor for the senior. For the week, Langevine was 9-for-11 from the floor (.818), missing just one field goal in each game. He also made his first career 3-pointer, which came on the first shot of the game at GW.
A win against the Flyers would move Rhody into a tie for the top spot in the Atlantic 10 standings.
- Total Score: 75.04
- Field Goal %: 43.71
- Three Point %: 32.84
- Free Throw %: 68.93
- Total Rebounds: 39.22
- Total Score: 67.78
- Field Goal %: 41.13
- Three Point %: 28.25
- Free Throw %: 68.36
- Total Rebounds: 37.48
Why Bet on Dayton?
Dayton is 21-2, with both losses in OT to Top 20-caliber teams — Kansas in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational finals and Colorado in a buzzer-beater at the Chicago Legends. The Flyers are in the top six for only the fourth season in school history. They reached a school-best No. 2 during the 1955-56 season. They also were in the top six in 1954-55 and 1967-68.
The Flyers have won 12 games in a row for the first time since they won 13 in 2007-08, and are 10-0 in the A-10 for the first time ever. They beat Saint Louis 71-65 on Saturday. The officials called 39 fouls in a physical game. Dayton went 20 of 27 from the line, while Saint Louis was 10 of 16. Saint Louis’ leading scorer, Hasahn French, fouled out of the game with 5:12 left in the second half; he was leading the Billikens with 15 points and eight rebounds. Dayton’s Jordy Tshimanga also fouled out.
The Flyers were led by roommates Obi Toppin and Jalen Crutcher with 17 points each. Toppin scored 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, with four rebounds and two assists. Crutcher scored 17 points on 4-of-13 shooting, 8-of-8 from the line.
Toppin is a fabulous player. He is on the watch list of five national awards, including the Wooden Late Season Watch List. And ESPN’s Jay Bilas has called Toppin the country’s best player. Among active D-I players, he is fifth in career field goal percentage (.6466, 382-591).
The key for Dayton here is going to be scoring inside; Rhode Island has one of the best 3-point defenses in the country but is vulnerable around the rim. That works to Dayton’s favor.
- Total Score: 81.65
- Field Goal %: 52.4
- Three Point %: 37.12
- Free Throw %: 72.55
- Total Rebounds: 34.74
- Total Score: 65.61
- Field Goal %: 42.2
- Three Point %: 34.73
- Free Throw %: 65.14
- Total Rebounds: 31.61
Rhode Island vs Dayton Game Trends
- Rhode Island are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Rhode Island’s last 11 games.
- Rhode Island are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 games against Dayton.
- Dayton are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games.
- The total has gone OVER in 6 of Dayton’s last 8 games.
Rhode Island vs Dayton Expert Prediction
Dayton 78, Rhode Island 68