The Dayton Flyers will take on the Virginia Commonwealth University Rams on Friday in College Basketball. Dayton comes into the game ranked 18th in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Flyers are 19-3 on the season, and have won three straight games. Dayton’s last game was a win on the road at St. Joseph.
For the VCU Rams, they come into the game as winners of back to back games. The Rams have won 7 out of their last 10 games overall. VCU is coming off a road win at Fordham on Tuesday. The Rams are 15-8 on the season.
The Dayton Flyers are -2.5 on the road at VCU. The total for this affair is listed at 134.5 points.
Flyers on the Verge of 20
The Dayton Flyers look to be a legitimate tournament threat in 2024. The Flyers have just three losses on the season. Those losses came to Northwestern, Houston and Richmond. The Flyers are half game ahead of Richmond in the Atlantic 10 standings, and a game up on Loyola.
The Flyers scored 94 points in a recent win at Saint Joseph. On the season, Dayton is scoring 75 points per game. DaRon Holmes II is the leading scorer for the Flyers, with 19.7 points per game. He is playing more than 31 minutes per game. Javon Bennett leads the attack, with the ball, scoring 9.2 points and dishing out 3.7 assists per game.
Dayton will go home after this game and host Duquesne and Fordham in back to back games. A quick trip to George Mason will happen, before they head back home and host Davidson.
Big Chance for Rams
The VCU Rams have a chance to come away with a monster win in this game. At 7-3 in league play, the Rams are still in contention, but will need this win. VCU will head to Dayton for a rematch on the final day of the regular season.
The Rams are scoring 72.4 points per game, and allowing 65.9. Max Shulga is the top scorer for VCU on the season with 15.1 points per game. Zeb Jackson is second with 11.8 points and 3.8 assists per game. Toibu Lawal is adding nearly 19 minutes per game, and making nearly 69% of his shots.
VCU is on the road for their next two games. The Rams are in Saint Louis on February 16th and then will take a trip to UMass. The next home game for the Rams is February 25th against Saint Joseph.
Rams Top Flyers
The VCU Rams could use another resume building win, especially over a Dayton team that is having a great season. The Rams want to dictate the style of play and the pace of the game. If they do that, they can win this game at home. We are going to pick them to win at home on Friday. Our final betting pick for this game is the VCU Rams + over the Dayton Flyers. Enjoy the game and best of luck!