Rhode Island at Dayton NCAAB Odds Analysis

Posted by Aaron . on February 25, 2016 in

The Rhode Island Rams head west to take on Dayton in Atlantic-10 basketball action. The Rams (15-13) are in seventh place in the A-10 and are coming off a 65-54 loss at Davidson. The Flyers (22-5) are in second place in the A-10 and are coming off a nailbiter of a win, prevailing 52-49 at Saint Louis in overtime. Don’t forget to check out more betting odds for college basketball by clicking here.

Rhode Island at Dayton NCAAB Odds Analysis and Game Info

When: Saturday, February 27, noon ET
Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
Stream: WatchESPN
Radio: AM1290 / News 95.7 WHIO
Opening NCAAB Lines: TBA

Why Should You Bet on the Flyers?

Dayton was able to pull themselves out of a funk after dropping two games in a row for the first time in the 2015-16 season. Now they are back in second place, a half game back of VCU and a half game ahead of St. Joseph’s in the conference standings. Even though Saint Louis held Dayton to 14 points in the first half, they were only able to score 19, a testament to the solid defense that Dayton can play even when their offense is struggling. I wouldn’t expect Dayton to shoot 32 percent from the floor when URI comes to town.

Why Should You Put Your Money on URI?

If there ever was a time when the Flyers are vulnerable to a team like URI, it is now, having dropped two conference games in a row and then barely escaping Saint Louis, one of the basement dwellers in the A-10, with an overtime victory. If Jared Terrell can get on a run for the Rams, and Kuran Iverson can continue his dominance on the inside, then the Rams will have a chance. Given Dayton’s offensive woes of late, I would be really tempted to take URI if the line was more than 8 or 10 points.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I think that Dayton will hold off the Rams, but I don’t think that the Flyers are out of the woods yet by any means. I am picking Dayton to win, 69-61.