Rhode Island Rams vs. Dayton Flyers Prediction 1/20/2024

Rhode Island Rams vs. Dayton Flyers Prediction 1/20/2024

The Rhode Island Rams (9-8) travel to face off against the Dayton Flyers (14-2) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at UD Arena in Dayton and televised on USA. Dayton is coming off a win in their previous game, while Rhode Island is looking to get back on track from a loss to the St. Bonaventure. Tip-off is set for 12:30 ET.

Rhode Island Rams vs Dayton Flyers

The Rhode Island Rams Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing to St. Bonaventure by a score of 99-64, Rhode Island will look to turn things around as they head on the road to take on Dayton. So far this season, Rhode Island has gone 1-5 on the road, compared to a 7-2 record at home.

As the underdog, Rhode Island has gone 4-5 this season, and they have gone 4-2 when they are the favorite. On the road, the Rams have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games.

As the underdog this season, Rhode Island has gone 4-5 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is just 1-5, and over their last 10 road games, they are just 3-7 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Rhode Island games stands at 11-4 and today’s line of 142 is right in line with the average OU line in their games (142.3). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 160 points and the over/under record in their games over their last 10 contests is 8-1.

The Dayton Flyers Are Coming Off A Win

Dayton has been dominant at home this season, going 10-0 and outscoring opponents by an average of 12.9 points per game. The Flyers have won 10 straight games at home, and they are 12-0 when favored this season. Overall, Dayton has won 11 straight games, and they are 14-2 on the year.

Last time out, the Flyers defeated Saint Louis by a score of 70-65. Over their last 10 games at home, Dayton is a perfect 10-0, and they have gone 5-0 in their last five games at home. For the season, the Flyers are 4-0 in Atlantic 10 play, and they are 10-2 in non-conference action.

As the favorite, Dayton has gone 6-6 vs. the spread this season. Their ATS record at home is 4-6 and their mark over their last 10 games as the favorite is 5-5.

On the season, the over/under record for Dayton games is 8-8. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and in their last five games, the over/under record is 1-4. So far, the average scoring total in their games this season is 137.8 points and today’s over/under line of 142 is higher than the average OU line in their games of 136.3 points. Currently, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

Rhode Island Offense Breakdown

Compared to their season average of 73.9 points per game, Rhode Island struggled in their previous game. Against St. Bonaventure, the Rams scored 64 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 40.7%. Luis Kortright led the team in scoring, putting up 13 points. Additionally, David Green contributed 11 points for the Rams.

Jaden House (G) 14.6 3.5 1.6
Luis Kortright (G) 11.1 3.4 3.2
Zek Montgomery (G) 10.6 4.3 1.7

Dayton Offense Breakdown

The Dayton offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Saint Louis. Overall their field goal percentage was 42.6% while connecting on 8 threes. The top scorer for the Flyers was DaRon Holmes II with 29 points, while Enoch Cheeks also chipped in with 9 points.

DaRon Holmes II (F) 19.4 7.7 2.6
Nate Santos (F) 11.5 7.0 1.4
Koby Brea (G) 10.9 3.7 1.2

Rhode Island Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Rhode Island defense is giving up an average of 74.3 points per contest. In their most recent game, the Rhode Island defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as St. Bonaventure knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 99 points.

Dayton Team Defense

So far this season, the Dayton defense has been performing well, ranking 30th in the country at 64.6 points allowed per contest. In today’s game vs. Rhode Island, the Dayton defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Dayton made 16 free-throws vs. the Flyers.

Rams vs Flyers Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Rhode Island has an ATS record of just 1-4. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 67 points per game.
  • In their last three home 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.
  • Rhode Island has done well both straight up and vs the spread as the underdog, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 ATS in their last five games.
  • Although the Flyers have a strong straight up record in their last three games as the betting favorite, they have not done as well vs the spread going 1-2.

Rams vs Flyers Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Flyers vs. Rams matchup, our bet is to grab the Rams at +14. Even though our projections have the Flyers winning 75-69, we see the Rams as the play on the point-spread.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 142, and our model projects the Rams and Flyers to reach a combined total of 144 points. Our bet is on taking the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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