VCU vs Dayton Free College Basketball Pick

Posted by Eric Williams on March 5, 2016 in

On Saturday, the VCU Rams and Dayton Flyers will square off in an A-10 conference battle of two of the best ‘underrated’ ball clubs in the country. Better yet is the fact that you’re going to have a great chance to cash in with a potentially winning NCAA hoops odds wager thanks to the expert betting advice you’re about to get on this intriguing pairing. With that said and tip-off time quickly approaching, let’s get started.

How to Bet the VCU Rams vs. Dayton Flyers NCAAB Odds & TV Info

When: Saturday March 5, 8:00 PM  ET
Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Radio: WHIO
TV Stream: CBSSports

Why Bet the VCU Rams

VCU (22-8 SU, 17-8 ATS) looks like a good bet in this contest because they’re playing excellent basketball at just the right time. The Rams have won two straight and five of their last six games overall including their 70-60 win over Davidson on Wednesday despite narrowly failing to cover the spread as an 11-point home favorite.

VCU got a team-high 18 points and nine rebounds from Mo Alle-Cox and 16 points from Melvin Johnson in the win. The Rams are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 games following a straight up win and average 77.4 points per game while limiting the opposition to just 67.0 points per contest defensively.

Why Bet the Dayton Flyers

The Flyers (23-6 SU, 12-15 ATS) look like a great wager because they’re playing at home. Dayton has won two of its last three games including its narrow 85-84 win over Richmond as a 1.5-point road favorite on Tuesday night. The Flyers got a team-high 26 points from Scoochie Smith and 21 points from Charles Cooke in the win while shooting an incendiary 58.0 percent from the field in the win.

The Flyers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and average 73.3 points per game while limiting the opposition to just 65.6 points per contest defensively.

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Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

VCU has won two of the last three meetings against Dayton including their 71-65 road win as a 2-point underdog almost one year ago to the day. With that said and the Rams playing better basketball than Dayton coming into this matchup, I like VCU to get the ATS cover by recording the outright road win.

Dayton is 1-4 ATS in their last five home games against a team with a winning road record and 0-6-1 ATS in their last seven games overall. Conversely, VCU has gone 4-0 ATS in their last four road games against a team with a winning home record, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning straight up record and 6-2 ATS in their last eight road games.

My final score prediction: VCU 77 Dayton 72