Saint Bonaventure vs Dayton: Men’s College Basketball Betting Odds and Picks – March 1, 2021

Posted on March 1, 2021 - Last Updated on April 19, 2021

The Saint Bonaventure Bonnies (12-4) will look to build on a three-game winning streak when they host the Dayton Flyers (12-8) on Monday, March 1, 2021 at Reilly Center as 7.5-point favorites. The contest airs at 5:00 PM ET on ESPNU. The matchup has an over/under of 132.5 points.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from FanDuel as of March 1, 2021, 2:19 AM ET.

Betting Odds

Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds
Saint Bonaventure -7.5 -110 -110 132.5 -110 -110

Keys to the Game for Saint Bonaventure

  • The Bonnies have covered the spread more often than not this season, going 10-4-2 against the spread.
  • When they are at least 7.5-point favorites, the Bonnies have an ATS record of 5-1-1.
  • Saint Bonaventure routinely does not hit the over, only breaking the point total in 4 of 16 games (25%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Saint Bonaventure Leaders

  • The Bonnies leader in points and assists is Kyle Lofton, who scores 14.8 points per game to go with 5.4 assists.
  • Osun Osunniyi is the Bonnies best rebounder, hauling in an average of 8.9 boards in each contest while scoring 10.0 points per game.
  • Dominick Welch contributes the bulk of the Bonnies’ three-point shooting production. He connects on 2.5 threes per game to pace the squad.
  • Lofton and Osunniyi lead the Bonnies on the defensive end, with Lofton leading the team in steals averaging 1.4 per game and Osunniyi in blocks averaging 2.3 per contest.

Keys to the Game for Dayton

  • The Flyers record against the spread is 10-10.
  • When they are at least 7.5-point underdogs, the Flyers have not fared well, going 1-5 against the spread.
  • In most of Dayton’s games this season, the teams have combined to hit the over (11 out of 20 games, 55%).

Against the Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Dayton Leaders

  • The Flyers go-to guy, Jalen Crutcher, leads the team in both scoring (18.8 points per game) and assists (4.9 assists per game).
  • Jordy Tshimanga’s 8.0 rebounds per game paces Dayton’s rebounding effort. He also adds 6.8 points per game.
  • Ibi Watson connects on 2.6 three-pointers per game, the top mark for the Flyers.
  • Dayton’s Crutcher has the top spot on the team’s steals leaderboard with 0.9 per game and Tshimanga is first in blocks with 0.6 per game.

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Bonnies (-7.5)

Pick OU:
Over (132.5)

Prediction: Saint Bonaventure 73, Dayton 63

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Head to Head

Dayton was victorious in both of its games against Saint Bonaventure. The Flyers have a 1-0 record against the spread in those games against the Bonnies.

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.
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