Dayton will look to get the first of two wins vs Rhode Island in their season bouts.

Dayton vs Rhode Island Expert Pick

Written by on February 11, 2016

The A 10 Conference is not one of the more glamorous set-ups in college basketball, but the Dayton Flyers are making hoops fans sit up and take notice. They are atop the conference heading into the final few weeks of the season, but they are going to have to withstand some serious challenges if they hope to stay there. The Flyers face a tricky one on Friday when they face the Rhode Island Rams. The odds for this one will be posted on our online sportsbook’s NCAAB odds page as soon as they are available.

How to bet Dayton Flyers Vs Rhode Island Rams NCAAB Game and Tv Info

When: Friday, February 12Where: Thoma M. Ryan Center, Kingston, Rhode IslandTV: ESPN2This will be the first of two meetings between these teams in the next couple of weeks, and both of them will be looking to set the tone for the rivalry. The Flyers are likely to come in as the road favorite in this one, but you should certainly not count out the Rams, as they have a winning record in conference play.

Why bet on the Dayton Flyers

It has been a truly magnificent season for Dayton (20-3, 10-1), as they have cruised to the top of the A 10 conference, and are currently ranked #19 nationally. They have bounced back really well from a loss to La Salle at the beginning of conference play, and have since reeled off 8 straight wins without breaking too much of a sweat. The Flyers very much look like the class of this conference, and you can bet that they will be looking to run the table the rest of the way. With all the teams ranked above them slipping up on a regular basis, the Flyers will be looking to move on up in the rankings in the final few games of the season. Dayton are averaging 74.5 PPG, and are giving up 64.0 PPG.

Why bet on the Rhode Island Rams

As mentioned earlier, the Rhode Island Rams (14-10, 6-5) have a winning record in conference play, and are not a team that should be overlooked. They are coming into this game on a modest 2-game winning streak, but they have been playing some pretty good ball in those wins. The Rams have only faced 2 other ranked opponents so far this season, and they gave the Providence Friars a real scare in their last one, which they eventually lost 74-72. The Rams have won 7 of their last 8 games at home, with the only loss in that stretch being the defeat to Providence. Rhode Island are averaging 70.4 PPG, and are giving up 64.0 PPG.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

The Rams are a tough team to knock off in their own building, but you have to feel that Dayton may be just a little too much for them to handle. I feel as though this will be closer than many people expect, but I still think Dayton gets the win.Dayton Flyers 71 Rhode Island Rams 65