Dayton at Colorado 3/19/19 - NIT Basketball Picks & Predictions
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Dayton Flyers vs. Colorado Buffaloes
NCAAB: 11:00 PM EST
Mar. 19, 2019
Latest Odds : COLO -3.5 Total 134
The Dayton Flyers are set to travel to the CU Events Center in Boulder, Colorado for the 1st round of the NIT Tournament as they will face the Colorado Buffaloes. The Dayton Flyers enter the tournament as a 5th seed with a 21-11 record, and they will be looking to rebound after losing in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinal round to Saint Louis, 64-55. Jalen Crutcher led the way for the Flyers with 18 points and 5 assists. Jordan Davis was able to contribute 12 points and 4 assists for Dayton in the loss.
The Colorado Buffaloes enter the NIT Tournament as a 4th seed with a 21-12 record, and they will be looking to respond after losing in the Pac-12 semifinal round to the Washington Huskies, 66-61. Tyler Bey led the way for the Colorado Buffaloes with 22 points and 16 rebounds. McKinley Wright IV struggled to shoot the ball as he went 1 for 10 from the field, but he was still able to contribute 7 rebounds.
Obi Toppin is the leading scorer for the Dayton Flyers as the freshmen forward is averaging 14.2 PPG. Trey Landers is the leading rebounder for Anthony Grant and company as he is averaging 6.8 RPG. Jalen Crutcher is the leading assists guy for the Dayton Flyers as the sophomore guard is contributing 5.7 APG as well as 13.1 PPG. The Dayton Flyers are shooting 50.3% from the field this season while connecting on 33.4% of their three-point attempts.
Tyler Bey is the leading scorer and rebounder for the Colorado Buffaloes as the sophomore guard is averaging 13.2 PPG and 9.7 RPG while also contributing a team-high 1.2 blocks per game. McKinley Wright IV is the leading assists guy for Tad Boyle and company as the sophomore guard is averaging 4.8 APG while also contributing 13.1 PPG. The Colorado Buffaloes are shooting 45.6% from the field this season while connecting on 32.4% of their three-point attempts.
Recent Betting Trends:
Flyers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games.
Over is 7-2-2 in Flyers last 11 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Buffaloes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 home games.
Under is 20-7 in Buffaloes last 27 overall.
Free Betting Pick: Colorado Buffaloes -4.5
The Colorado Buffaloes have been great at home this season as they have covered the spread in 11 of their 15 games. Colorado has the length with Tyler Bey to disrupt Obi Toppin and Josh Cunningham, and his rebounding abilities will be too much for Dayton. McKinley Wright IV is playing at a high level this season as he isn’t only dishing the ball out, but he has developed a scoring ability. Final Score Prediction, Colorado Buffaloes win and covers ATS 70-63.