Betting on Rhode Island vs Dayton NCAAB Lines

Posted by Eric Williams on Thursday,February 25, 2016 4:01, EST in

The 22nd-ranked Dayton Flyers will look to record consecutive wins while improving their NCAA March Madness seeding position when they take on a struggling Rhode Island Rams team that simple doesn’t have much left to play for besides pride. From where I’m sitting, the Flyers look like absolute NCAAB betting locks to win and cash in depending on what the spread for this contest ends up being. Now, let’s find out why!

How To Bet The Rhode Island Rams vs. Dayton Flyers NCAAB Odds & TV Info

When: February 27, 12:00 PM
Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
TV: ESPN2
Radio: 95,7 The Game
TV Stream: WatchESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA

Why Bet The Rhode Island Rams

The Rams are struggling, having lost three of its last four games including its humbling 65-54 loss at Davidson on Tuesday while failing to cover the spread as a 3-point road dog.

Sophomore guard Jared Terrell was the only Rams player to reach double figures in scoring with 13 points. Kuran Iverson grabbed 10 rebounds in the loss, but the Rams shot just 34 percent in the loss and just 23 percent from beyond the arc. Rhode Island averages a modest 69.8 points per game while allowing 65.2 points per contest defensively.

Why Bet The Dayton Flyers

The Flyers are coming off a hard-fought 52-49 overtime win over St. Louis on Tuesday on which they snapped a modest two-game losing streak. Scoochie Smith scored 16 points and Kyle Davis added 13 points in the win while the pair combined to score all six of Dayton’s points in overtime to lead the Flyers to victory.

The win came after Dayton dropped just outside the Top 25. and moved them within a half-game of first-place VCU and a half-game in front of Saint Joe’s. Dayton averages 73.1 points per game while limiting the opposition to just 64.6 points per game defensively.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Dayton has won four straight in this series including their narrow 68-66 win over the Rams on Feb. 12 as a 2.5-point road favorite. This time around, I’m expecting an even bigger beating coming for a Rams team that is struggling to score the ball in a big way right now.

The Rams have been limited to 67 points or less in each of their last three losses and the Flyers hold the edge in scoring, points allowed, rebounding, field goal shooting, three-point shooting and steals. Rhode Island is just 2-12 ATS in its last 14 road games while Dayton has won nine of its last 10 at home and 11 of its last 15 home dates against the Rams.

Dayton wins going away as they try to shore up their March Madness positioning.

My final score prediction: Dayton 75 Rhode Island 69