Dayton Flyers (9-5) vs George Washington Colonials (5-9)Date : 01/09/2019
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Charles E. Smith Center, Washington, DC
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Dayton Flyers vs George Washington Colonials
The Dayton Flyers will travel to the Charles E Smith Center in Washington, DC, to battle the George Washington Colonials on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Colonials come into this matchup winners of two straight as well as three of their last four games, overall, as they were able to pick up the win over the dismal Saint Joseph’s Hawks in their last outing as the Colonials got off to a slow start in scoring just 25 points in the first half; However, they outscored the Hawks by 45 2-26 margin in the 2nd en route to the much-needed conference victory as Terry Nolan Jr led the way with 23 points for George Washington.
On the other hand, the Dayton Flyers enter this matchup winners of their last four games as they picked up a victory over the Richmond Spiders at home as allowed just 19 points in the first half, total, to Richmond while outscoring the road team 43-30 in the second half en route to the much-needed victory.
Dayton Flyers's Latest Performance :
Dayton won their fourth straight game at home versus the Richmond Spiders as they were able to shoot 53% while holding the Spider’s to just 29% from the floor. And while they shot horribly from three-point range in going 3-22 for the night, they allowed Richmond to connect on 11 3-pointers, which was essential in keeping this matchup competitive for a bit. Nonetheless,Dayton received 25 points along with 10 rebounds from Josh Cunningham as he went 11-14 from the floor on the night to lead the Flyers in scoring while Obi Toppin also came off the bench in which to score 16 points while also pulling down six rebounds in the victory for Dayton as the Flyers also heavily outrebounded their opponent in this matchup while also capitalizing off 11 turnovers throughout the contest.
This will be only the second road matchup in the last 10 games for the Flyers as their last matchup resulted in a loss to the Auburn Tigers on December 8th. Nonetheless, Dayton will come into this game with tons of confidence and will look to push the pace early and often versus a defense for George Washington that allows a tad over 70 points per game in 2018, yet, has held opponents under 70 points in six of their last nine games, overall.
George Washington Colonials 's Latest Performance :
With a win over the St. Joe’s Hawks in their first conference game of the year, the Colonial’s of George Washington increased their positioning within the Atlantic 10 Conference as they are currently in the sixth place slot with just a record of 5-9 on the season. In addition to this, the Colonials have played well, altogether, recently as they are winners of three of their last four games, overall. Two of these wins happened to be at home where the Colonials have won four of their five games as they now face off versus yet another team with momentum in the Dayton Flyers at the Charles E Smith Center on Wednesday night.
Nonetheless, despite their outstanding play lately, the Colonials had their fair share of issues in attempting to weather the storm vs St. Joe’s early on in their matchup as the Hawks were able to take a seven-point lead into the half due to a cold shooting 20 minutes for the visitors. However, George Washington was able to regroup after the break in which to outscore St Joe’s by a margin of 45 – 24 in the second half en route to the much-needed victory. Terry Nolan Jr had a monster game for George Washington is he posted 23 points along with pulling down 12 rebounds while going 10-12 from the free-throw line. Justin Mazzulla along with Maceo Mack chipped in 13 and 12 points, respectively, for a George Washington team that shot just 40% for the game while making good on 5 of 22 attempts from long range.
In all, despite a rough shooting night, the Colonials were able to hold their opponents to just 32% shooting while also permitting them to shoot just 17% from long-range as they were able to gain some type of consistency in the second half in which to allow them to pull out a hard-fought victory in the end. It would be important to note that during their current winning streak, the Colonials have allowed opponents under 70 points in three of their last four outings and will certainly like to continue this momentum versus a Dayton team that has been on fire on the offensive end in scoring 80 points or more in three of their last four.
How Dayton Flyers & George Washington Colonials Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Dayton is 6-8 against the spread while the OU is 8 – 6
George Washington is 8 – 6 against the spread while the OU is 7 – 6
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for this to be yet another interesting Atlantic 10 Conference matchup as Dayton will look to win its fifth straight over a George Washington team that has gained its fair share of momentum recently, as well. One should certainly look for George Washington to lead with its defense, which is proving to be the tip of the spear in the success of their team in 2018. On the other hand, Dayton will certainly look to get its offense kick-started early in this matchup as they have truly been red-hot from the perimeter lately.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Dayton Flyers
My reason for the pick :
While I happen to believe that George Washington will certainly bring their A-game to this conference matchup versus the Dayton Flyers, I will back the visitors in this contest as I see them controlling the pace of this game throughout due to their explosive offense along with their ability to hunker down on the defensive end in which to limit offensive opportunities for opponents. In all, one should expect Dayton to control the pace of this game throughout much of the contest while beginning to pull away in the second half in which to pick up a much-needed victory.
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
Look for the under to be the play in this matchup as both defenses are playing very well at this point in the season. Furthermore, when combined with the under being the result in the majority of contest for both of these teams recently, one will certainly witness a low-scoring yet competitive Atlantic 10 matchup on Wednesday night that will be exciting throughout.
Betting trends for Dayton Flyers:
- The Colonials are 6-0 against the spread in last 60
The over is 4-2 in Colonials last six games
Betting trends for George Washington Colonials :
- Flyers are 1-4 against the spread in last 5 games
The over is 5-1 in Flyers last six games