The Dayton Flyers will host the Nebraska Omaha Mavericks in non-conference play Tuesday night from the University of Dayton Arena. The Mavericks are coming off an 80-65 road loss to Colorado State, and the Flyers posted a decisive 90-61 home win against Charleston Southern in their latest contest.
Nebraska Omaha's Two Game Winning Streak Ends
The Nebraska Omaha Mavericks will resume a three-game road trip in this one. They had a two-game winning streak snapped in an 80-65 road loss to Colorado State in their latest action on Wednesday night. The Mavericks are led by JT Gibson. The senior guard will attempt several shots per game and he is having success, logging a 46% clip from the field for an average of 15.8 points after leading the Mavericks in scoring last season.
Matt Pile has been a force, posting at least a 70% efficiency from the field in three consecutive games. The junior forward uses his 6-foot-8 frame to his advantage with an average of 9.8 rebounds along with 12.3 points. Ayo Akinwole has reached double-digits in points in three of four games and is averaging 12.3 points on 62% shooting. The Mavericks won the only game that had them favorites and also defeated non-D1 opponent Midland Lutheran. They lost in both games that had them as an underdog.
Nebraska Omaha is currently placed at 171st overall in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball ratings. They are scoring an average of 70.2 points, placing them 223rd in the country. The Mavericks are playing effective defense, holding opponents to 65.5 points, positioning them 143rd overall.
Dayton Notches Two Wins in Light Schedule
The Dayton Flyers have enjoyed a light schedule, playing only two games. Dayton tallied an uninspiring 86-81 home win against Indiana State in their season opener, followed by an easy 90-61 home win against Charleston Southern on Saturday in a game that had the Flyers as 19.5 point favorites. Dayton returns a good portion of last year’s roster on a team that went 21-12.
Watch out for Obi Toppin as he has been a force through two games, accumulating a combined 50 points and 23 rebounds for the double-double in both games. The 6-foot-9 sophomore forward is coming off a terrific freshman season and he should post big numbers. Jalen Crutcher should also be in store for a great year. The junior guard is a great playmaker and has collected 13 assists along with 26 points in two games. Ryan Mikesell is playing well, sinking 10 of 18 field goals for an average of 13 points in two games.
"You bring the peanut butter, I'll bring the 𝐉𝐀𝐌" -Obi (probably) pic.twitter.com/xUcZOIW4rL— Dayton Basketball (@DaytonMBB) November 17, 2019
The Flyers are currently placed at 58th in the country in Ken Pomeroy’s college basketball rankings, and they should be in the hunt for the top spot in the A10 this year. Dayton has been very accurate from the field in their two games. Last season they averaged 72.9 points, and they should increase that figure this season. They conceded an average of only 66 points last season.
The Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks are:
- 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 road games.
- 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games following a straight-up loss.
- 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.
The top supporting trends found on covers.com are as follows: The Dayton Flyers are:
- 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
- 11-26 ATS in their last 37 games following a straight-up win.
- 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight-up win of more than 20 points.