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#619 Dayton vs.
#620 UMass
Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 12:30pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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Dayton Flyers vs UMass Minutemen

Where: William D. Mullins Memorial Center, Amherst, MA

When: Saturday, February 15, 12:30 PM. ET.

The UMass Minutemen will be going for their second consecutive win when they take on the Dayton Flyers on Saturday afternoon.

Flyers Trying To Stay Perfect In Conference Play

The Flyers have won all 11 games they have played against Atlantic 10 opponents this season, leaving them sitting on top of the conference standings, 1.5 games ahead of the Rhode Island Rams. They will be going for their 12th consecutive conference win and 14th in a row when they play the Minutemen on Saturday.

Dayton is one of the best offensive teams in the country, averaging 81.6 points per game. The team is shooting 52 percent from the field and 36 percent from three-point range. They finished with 81 points in their last game and will need another solid offensive performance to beat the Minutemen.

Obi Toppin led the way for the Flyers with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Jalen Crutcher finished with 21 points and six rebounds, while Trey Landers added 10 points and 14 rebounds for the Flyers.

Dayton has also done a good job defensively, giving up 65.7 points per game. They gave up 67 points in their last game and will need another solid defensive effort if they want to get past the Minutemen.

Minutemen Going For Fourth Consecutive Home Win

The Minutemen have struggled this season, but the team is playing well at the moment, especially at home where they have won their last three games. They will be trying to pick up their second win in a row and fourth consecutive home game when they face the Flyers on Saturday.

UMass isn’t a very good offensive team, averaging 69.5 points per game. The team is shooting 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point range. They finished with 69 points in their last game and will need a better performance to beat the Flyers.

Preston Santos led the way for the Minutemen with 17 points and five rebounds. Tre Mitchell finished with 16 points and five rebounds, while Sean East II added 12 points and five rebounds for the Minutemen.

UMass hasn’t played well defensively, giving up 72.9 points per game. They gave up 67 points in their last game and will need a similar effort to get past the Flyers on Saturday.

Best Bets for this Game

Full-Game Side Bet

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The Minutemen have struggled defensively, giving up 72.9 points per game. They have done a better job at home, holding opponents to 68.4 points per game, but they will have a hard time slowing down the Flyers, who are averaging 81.6 points per game on the road. The Flyers have also played well defensively, holding opponents to 65.7 points per game. They have given up 64.2 points per game in their last four games and will be able to slow down the Minutemen, who are averaging 77 points per game at home. The Flyers are also the better rebounding team, averaging 35.1 rebounds per game to UMass’ 32.3 rebounds per game, which will give them more scoring opportunities. With the Flyers winning the last three games between the two teams, Dayton is the best bet.

Prediction: Dayton Flyers

Full-Game Total Pick

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The Flyers are one of the best defensive teams in the country, holding opponents to 65.7 points per game. Even though they have played well in recent games and have held their last four opponents to 64.2 points per game, they aren’t as efficient on the road and are giving up 71.1 points per game. With the Minutemen averaging 77 points per game on the road, expect them to score close to that average in this game. The Minutemen are giving up 68.4 points per game at home, but they haven’t played that well in their last five games, giving up 71.2 points per game. With the Flyers, who put up 88 points against the Minutemen in their first meeting, averaging 81.6 points per game on the road, expect them to put up similar numbers in this game and push the score over the total. The Flyers and Minutemen have played over the total in four of their last seven meetings.

Prediction: Over

Half-Time Side Pick

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The Flyers will cover the first half spread because they have outplayed the Minutemen in the first half of their last three games, averaging 41.3 points per game while the Minutemen average 29 points per game.

Prediction: Dayton Flyers

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The Flyers and Minutemen are averaging 70.3 combined points per game in the first half of their last three games and will go over the first half total in this game if they maintain their current scoring pace.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu

Bosun is very passionate about sports and he feels bad to get paid for doing this, but we here at Winners and Whiners are glad to have him as a part of the team. As someone who minored in Mathematics, Bosun has a lot of faith in numbers, and will make his picks based on stats and not emotions. He has been successfully picking winners for quite some time, so if you want to get paid, then stick with Bosun.