Written and authored by NCAA Basketball March Madness Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for their 2015 Basketball game. The teams will play on Saturday January 17, 2015. At 12:30 PM EST on the CBS Sports Television Network.
The (9-8) St.Louis Billikens of the Atlantic Ten Conference makes the trip from the Show-Me-State to the Buckeye State. St.Louis will play the (14-2) Dayton Flyers also of the A-Ten in 2015 College Basketball action. The teams will play at UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. This Sports Handicapper believes the St.Louis Billikens will struggle this season. The Dayton Flyers look to repeat last years run in the NCAA Tournament. The betting line has St.Louis as a sixteen-point road underdog Against The Spread, the total is not available for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 St.Louis Billikens has lost four of five the lone win a 78-69 against lowly Duquesne. The Billikens are 1-3 straight up in Conference play. The program returns only Twenty-five percent of scoring, the problem is how does he replace DeWayne Evans and Jordair Jett to name a few. Head Coach Jim Crews will do a good job with the talent he has this year, and a strong recruiting class will get them back on track. St.Louis only scores sixty-one points per contest that is among the lowest in the nation. The Billikens leading scorer is Milik Yarbrough at 10 points per contest. St.Louis is only 1-11 ATS their last twelve on Saturdays. The team is also 3-10 Against The Spread their last thirteen against Atlantic Ten opponents. The St.Louis Billikens are 1-2 their last three NCAA Basketball Expert Point Spread Betting Predictions on the road going over the betting odds total in all three. St.Louis has the Dayton Flyers number winning three of the last four straight up. The key to a Billikens win is to play their half-court defense that’s Crews specialty. St.Louis will be patient when they have the ball, looking for the best shot possible. St.Louis is 10-2 ATS their last twelve at Dayton.
The 2015 Dayton Flyers have won seven in a row straight up, their latest a 61-50 home win against LaSalle. Dayton made it to the Elite-Eight last season before bowing to the Florida Gators. Head Coach Archie Miller is becoming one of the hottest names in College Basketball. The Flyers have on of the most talented backcourts in the Atlantic-Ten. Poing Gaurd Joran Sibert lead the team in scoring with fifteen points per game. Guard/Forward Dyshawn Pierre is scoring a little over thirteen. Scoochie Smith poured in sixteen in their last contest, sharing game-high honors with Pierre. Freshman Guard Ran Bass is out for the season with a concussion. Dayton is 6-4 Against The Point Spread their last ten, going over the betting odds total five times and staying under five. The Flyers are 9-3 ATS their last twelve at the UD Arena. The favorite is only 4-20 Against The Number the last twenty-four between the teams. The key to a Dayton win is to get up and down the court at a fast pace. Dayton can’t allow St.Louis to set their defense.
Free Pick: St.Louis+16.