The Dayton Flyers (15-2) travel to face off against the La Salle Explorers (10-8) on Tuesday, January 23rd. This game will be played at Tom Gola Arena in Philadelphia and televised on ESPN+. Dayton is coming off a win in their previous game, while La Salle is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Saint Joseph’s. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.
Dayton Flyers vs La Salle Explorers
The Dayton Flyers Are Coming Off A Win
With a 15-2 record, Dayton has been dominant this season, especially at home where they are 11-0. However, they have been nearly as good on the road, going 4-2.
Over the last 10 games, the Flyers have gone 6-4 on the road, and they are currently riding a three-game win streak away from home.
When looking at Dayton’s ATS record this season, they are currently 9-7-1. On the road, the Flyers have been even better vs. the spread, going 4-1-1. Over their last 3 road games, Dayton is a perfect 3-0 ATS.
Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is higher than the average over/under line of 136.7 in Dayton’s games this season. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 142 points.
The La Salle Explorers Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
La Salle will look to snap a three-game losing streak as they enter this contest with an overall record of 10-8. They are just 1-4 in Atlantic 10 play compared to their 9-4 non-conference record. At home, the Explorers have gone 8-3, but they are currently on a three-game losing streak.
On the season, La Salle has been the underdog in 10 games, going 3-7 in those matchups. As the underdog, they have gone 7-1. Their average scoring margin at home is +7.7 compared to -8.3 on the road. For the year, they have a record of 2-5 on the road.
As the underdog this season, La Salle has gone 4-6 vs. the spread. At home, their ATS record is 5-6 this year and over their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 4-6. In their last three home games vs. the spread, the Explorers are 0-3 and they are 1-4 vs. the spread in their last five home games.
La Salle’s over/under record for the season is 9-9 and the average over/under line in their games is 143.6. So far, 10 of their games have had a higher over/under line than today’s line of 142.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 142 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 3-7.
Dayton Offense Breakdown
Dayton recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 96 points against Rhode Island. This output exceeded their season average of 74.5 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is DaRon Holmes II who comes into today’s matchup averaging 19.5. Nate Santos also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.4.
|DaRon Holmes II (F)
|Nate Santos (F)
|Koby Brea (G)
La Salle Offense Breakdown
In their most recent game, the La Salle offense put up just 62 points vs. the Saint Joseph’s Hawks. Overall, they are now averaging 74.8 points per game which is 198th in the country. In terms of offense, the Explorers have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 289th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 199th in percentage and 73rd in three-pointers made.
|Khalil Brantley (G)
|Jhamir Brickus (G)
|Daeshon Shepherd (G)
Dayton Team Defense
Coming into today’s game, the Dayton defense is giving up an average of 64.4 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Rhode Island, the Rams finished with a field goal percentage of 55% and a total of 62 points vs. Dayton.
La Salle Team Defense
Currently, the Explorers’ defense holds the 201st rank in the nation, allowing 73.3 points per game. The La Salle defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 82 points and allowed Saint Joseph’s to connect on 9 threes.
Flyers vs Explorers Trends
- In their last three road games, Dayton has averaged 69 points per game while allowing 61. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.
- Although La Salle has a straight up record of 3-7 in their last ten home games, they have not held up as well vs the spread going 4-6. The team averaged 71 points per game in these games.
- The last three games that La Salle was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 0-3 while going 0-3 straight up.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Flyers have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 2-1 in these scenarios.
Entering the game as underdogs with a spread of +9.5, the Explorers is our point spread pick. Our projections not only see them covering the spread but also indicate a solid chance of an outright victory. This is a good choice for those looking for a higher moneyline payout.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142.5, and our model projects the Flyers and Explorers to reach a combined total of 142 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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