Dayton Flyers (18-3) vs. VCU Rams (14-8)
On Friday, 18-3 Dayton Flyers are set to face VCU Rams who boast an impressive 14-8 record at Stuart Siegel Center in what promises to be an exciting encounter between both teams as they vie for supremacy. Fans and bettors alike will surely be looking for college basketball expert picks and insights into this matchup that could become very competitive!
Dayton Flyers have had an exceptional season thus far, showcasing both an efficient offense and robust defense. Averaging 74.1 points per game on 47.2% field shooting accuracy with 39.4% 3-point accuracy showing their prowess to stretch the floor and create scoring opportunities; their defense excels by limiting opponents’ scoring opportunities – 34.4 rebounds per game and 4.4 blocks per game further demonstrate this point.
VCU Rams bring their own set of strengths into each matchup, averaging 72.3 points per game on average. While their field goal percentage may be lower at 44.5%, their aggressive play often leads to free-throw opportunities which they convert at 78.2% rate. Defensively, VCU is formidable with more steals (6 per game) and blocks (4.6 per game) than Flyers, showing they have the power to effectively disrupt opponents’ offenses.
Dayton Flyers vs. VCU Rams Game Info
|Friday, February 9, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
|Stuart Siegel Center
DaRon Holmes II (Forward) vs. Max Shulga (Guard)
DaRon Holmes II has taken a massive leap in production during his sophomore campaign. The athletic big man stuffs the stat sheet with 20 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per contest. He shoots efficiently from the field at 55.2% and serves as an imposing rim protector. Holmes struggles at times with foul trouble, which could limit his availability down the stretch.
Max Shulga is the catalyst for the VCU offense with his playmaking ability. The crafty junior guard averages 15.2 points and 3.5 assists per game while shooting 40.6% from deep. Shulga excels at getting to the free throw line, hitting 86.2% of his attempts. His scoring prowess gives the Rams a dynamic shot creator late in games.
The individual matchup between these two stars will have huge implications on the game. Holmes will look to dominate the interior on both ends. However, Shulga’s quickness presents a tough cover, especially if Holmes gets into foul trouble. Expect the guard’s shooting to determine if VCU can space the floor properly against Dayton’s stout defense.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
The betting odds for this game is TBD, however, the Dayton Flyers seems favorable in this match. Bettors must keep a tab for the latest odds and insights.
Dayton Flyers Betting Trends
The Flyers strong 18-3 record shows in their efficient team metrics on both ends. Dayton shoots the ball extremely well, hitting 47.2% of shots. Their disciplined play also shows in low turnover numbers. Defensively, the Flyers do an excellent job defending the three and protecting the rim. These factors have contributed to their impressive 13-6 record against the spread. When playing on the road, Dayton covers 60% of games. The Over has hit in 8 of their last 13 road matchups as well.
VCU Rams Betting Trends
After some early season struggles, the Rams have found their groove recently. The squad is 4-1 straight up and against the spread over their last 5 contests. VCU has defended home court well, covering 60% of games in Richmond. Strong defensive play has also led totals to go Over in 10 of their 17 home games. If the Rams continue their current form, expect sharp play on both ends versus the Flyers.
Dayton Flyers vs. VCU Rams 2/9/24 Betting Picks
By statistics and betting trends, this game should be closely contested. Dayton may come out ahead due to their superior offensive efficiency and defensive resilience in close matches; VCU however can stay competitive through steals/blocks combined with their free throw shooting ability and free-throw shooting ability.
Given their trends and performances, betting on the Dayton Flyers to cover their spread if it remains reasonable seems wise. Prop bets featuring DaRon Holmes II could offer value due to his consistent performances. Betting on over/under total points markets may prove tricky given both teams’ abilities to score and defend, however with recent trends toward higher scoring games at Stuart Siegel Center suggesting a lean toward over may be worthwhile for total point markets betting.
This prediction suggests a high-scoring and tight matchup, with Dayton Flyers narrowly defeating VCU Rams. Bettors should keep a close watch on both spread and total point total as game day approaches; for real-time odds and adjustments be sure to visit one of the leading live betting websites.