Dayton vs St Joseph Hoops Odds

Betting on Dayton vs St Joseph Hoops

Written by on February 16, 2016

This Wednesday, the #15 Dayton Flyers head to St. Joseph’s for an Atlantic-10 matchup. The Flyers (21-3) are in first place in the A-10 and are coming off a 68-66 win at Rhode Island. The St. Joseph Hawk’s (21-4) are right behind the Flyers in the conference standings and are coming off an 88-62 thumping of LaSalle on Saturday. This matchup will be key in sorting out the top seed in the A-10 tournament. The NCAAB online odds will be updated as they happen.

Betting on Dayton Flyers vs St Joseph Hawks Hoops

When: Wednesday, February 17, 6:00 PM ETWhere: Hagan Arena, Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaTV: CBS Sports NetworkRadio: AM 1290, News 95.7 WHIOStream Option: CBS All AccessOpening NCAAB Lines: TBA   

Why should you bet on St. Joseph’s?

The Hawks were in fine form against LaSalle, although it’s worth pointing out that LaSalle is only 5-18 and 1-11 in conference play. Even so, Isaiah Miles was his usual dominant self, scoring 19 points and pulling down eight boards before taking an early exit, as the Hawks featured 16 of their 17 players in the game. DeAndre Bembry put up 13 points and gathered nine rebounds, and James Demery poured in 17 more. On the night, the Hawks shot 52 percent (31 for 60). The Hawks are 10-0 in road games, and this sort of win shows a team firing on all cylinders. They lost the matchup at Dayton and this game served as a nice warmup for a win with big momentum on Wednesday night. Dayton did not play well in their squeaker against URI, so this is an opportunity to make some hay while the conference leader is a bit off their game.

Why should you put your money on Dayton?

It’s possible that the off night against URI was the result of Dayton looking ahead to this matchup with St. Joseph’s. Dyshawn Pierre (17 points, nine boards) did his usual job of patrolling the boards effectively. Scoochie Smith poured in 16 points, and Darrell Davis had eight — including the game-winning three with 21.1 seconds left on the clock. The game featured three lead changes in the last 55 seconds. This is a team that can fight through scuffling performances and still pull out wins on the road, and that could serve them well when they take on the Hawks.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like St. Joseph’s to move into a tie atop the A-10 standings with a home win over Dayton. I’m picking the Hawks to win this one, 72-67.