Dayton Flyers vs UMass Minutemen 2/15/2020 Preview, Spread and Game Analysis
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Dayton Flyers vs UMass Minutemen 2/15/2020 – The Dayton Flyers are on a 13-game winning streak and they are putting that on the line when they go on the road to visit the UMass Minutemen at the Willaims D. Mullins Center in Hadley, Massachusetts. This Atlantic 10 Conference matchup will happen this Saturday, February 15 at 12:30 pm Eastern Time. The live stream of the match will be available to watch at SofaScore. The Minutemen are coming in this game as the heavy underdogs by How To Bet On NCAA Basketball and it is going to be another win for the Flyers who are expected to extend their streak to 14.
Dayton Flyers vs UMass Minutemen 2/15/2020
Dayton Flyers are ahead and on top of the Atlantic 10 Conference with a record of 22-2. Whether they are on the road or at home, this team has yet to taste a loss. In their five road games, they have been undefeated and they don’t intend to put on the brakes just yet. Obi Toppin has been high on the radar of NBA Scouts and he has been the reason why they are in this streak. He provides the team with 19.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game. Crutcher is the best player that backs him up with 14.7 points and 5.1 assists per game while Watson fairly contributes double-digits on scoring on a nightly basis.
Players to watch: O. Toppin F (24 GP 31.3 MIN 19.7 PTS 7.9 REB 2.1 AST 1 STL 1.4 BLK 2.2 TO 63.1 FG% 71.8 FT% 35.9 3PT%), J. Crutcher G (23 GP 33.3 MIN 14.7 PTS 3.3 REB 5.1 AST 0.9 STL 0 BLK 2 TO 46.5 FG% 86.8 FT% 41.8 3PT%), I. Watson G (24 GP 23.3 MIN 11.1 PTS 2.6 REB 1.3 AST 0.3 STL 0.3 BLK 1.1 TO 50 FG% 84.3 FT% 41.4 3PT%).
The UMass Minutemen want to carry the momentum from their previous game in this game against the Flyers and they will need anything that they can take in as an advantage against one of the hottest teams in the country. This team sits fifth from the bottom of the Atlantic 10 Conference and has had a tough time in the season with a 10-14 record. At home is where they are best as they won nine of their twelve games at the William D. Mullins Center. They will rely on Mitchell to carry them in this game as he provides 16.2 points per game and they would need other players to step up in order to keep it close and pull in an upset. The home crowd will give the minutemen a boost but of course, it is up to the players to capitalize.
Players to watch: T. Mitchell C (24 GP 29.8 MIN 16.2 PTS 6.1 REB 1.9 AST 1 STL 1 BLK 3.2 TO 47.9 FG% 70.5 FT% 28.6 3PT%), T.J. Weeks G (10 GP 26 MIN 14.7 PTS 3.8 REB 0.6 AST 1.8 STL 0.3 BLK 1.1 TO 42.2 FG% 71.9 FT% 48.5 3PT%), C. Pierre G (24 GP 33.6 MIN 13.1 PTS 3.5 REB 1.5 AST 0.8 STL 0 BLK 1 TO 39.7 FG% 83.3 FT% 36.2 3PT%).
Dayton Flyers vs UMass Minutemen Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Dayton’s last 9 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of UMass’ last 7 games.
Dayton Flyers vs UMass Minutemen Betting Picks
The Minutemen are coming in as the huge underdogs in this game according to Online Sportsbook and it should be another victory for the Flyers. Minutemen have been protecting their homecourt well and they are not to be underestimated.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Flyers on the road is a whopping -1400 while the Minutemen are +925 if they pull an upset.
Spread: It is a wide 14 points across the spread between both teams with the Flyers owning the -14 while on the far end is the Minutemen with +14.
Total: It is 148 points on the total for this game with the Flyers expected to go over while the Minutemen are under.
Score Prediction: 81-71, Flyers.