VCU vs Dayton Free College Basketball Pick

Posted by Aaron . on March 4, 2016 in

On Saturday, the Rams of Virginia Commonwealth University head to Dayton to take on the Flyers in Atlantic-10 action. The Flyers (23-6) are in second place in the A-10 and just escaped Richmond on Tuesday with an 85-84 win. The Rams (22-8) lead the A-10 standings and just beat Davidson on Wednesday, 70-60 to put them atop the standings. Find out the latest NCAAB betting spread shortly.

VCU Rams vs Dayton Flyers Free College Basketball Pick

When: Saturday, March 5, 2016, 8:00 PM ET
Where: University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, OH
TV: CBS Sports
Radio: WHIO 1290 AM Dayton
Live Stream: CBS Sports
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why should you bet on the Rams?

In the regular season finale, the Rams have a chance to seal the regular season title after St. Joseph’s got knocked off by the Bonnies on Wednesday. Melvin Johnson (16 points) and Justin Tillman (11 points) continued to be the driving forces for VCU on offense, and they were able to get some key stops down the stretch against Davidson, who languishes in the middle of the conference standings. If VCU can jump out to an early lead in Dayton like they did against Davidson, they have the defensive strength to hold the lead late.

Why should you put your money on Dayton?

As Scoochie Smith goes, so go the Flyers, and when Smith had a cold first half against Richmond, it was no surprise that the Spiders went into intermission with a lead. However, Smith poured in 24 points during the second half to lead the rally, and the Flyers ended up winning by one. Charles Cooke (21 points with four three-pointers) and Dyshawn Pierre (15 points and 10 boards) were big players as well, overcoming a career high of 36 points from Richmond’s T.J. Cline. That comeback win — and the desire to compete for one of the top two seeds in the A-10 tournament — will motivate the Flyers to win at home.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

I like Dayton to continue that momentum and defend their home floor by finishing off the regular season with an 81-78 win over VCU.