SportsLine’s model showed its CBB picks, and best bets for Rhode Island against Dayton
When the teams meet in Atlantic 10 Conference action Friday night, the Dayton Flyers will be looking to continue their home success against Rhode Island Rams. They are currently 11-7 against Rhode Island (13-7, 5-2), having defeated them 84-72 last year in the Atlantic 10 Championship. The Rams (12-6 and 3-3) are looking to end a losing streak of two games after defeats to George Washington, Richmond. Two of the best scoring defenses in the country will be featured in this game. Dayton is 22nd with 61.2 points allowed per game while Rhode Island ranks 37th with 62.9.
The University of Dayton Arena game is set to begin at 7 p.m. ET. Rhode Island averages 69.8 points per match, while Dayton averages 68.1. In the latest Rhode Island odds, the Flyers are 6.5 points favorites. The total points scored over-under is set at 125. Before you make any Dayton vs. Rhode Island picks be sure to review the College Basketball Predictions and Betting Advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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The model is now focusing on Dayton and Rhode Island and has just entered its picks as well as CBB predictions. To see the picks, you can visit SportsLine. Here are the college basketball betting odds for Rhode Island vs. Dayton
Spread: Rhode Island vs. Dayton
Rhode Island vs. Dayton under: 125 points
URI: In their eight Friday games, the Rams have beaten the spread 7-1
DAY: In their six Friday games, the Flyers have a 5-1 record ATS
Dayton covers everything
Sophomore forward Toumani Camara leads the team in scoring with an average of 10.1 points per match. He also averages 6.5 rebounding and 1.8 assists per game. When he was named to the third team as the Preseason All-A10 transfer, he scored 14 points on 6 out 9 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds during the victory over Kansas. He averaged 12.8 points per game and 7.7 rebounds at Georgia.
Redshirt freshman guard Kobe Elvis is also powering the Flyers. He was last season at DePaul. He averages 7.5 points, 1.5 assists and 1.6 rebounding. In a victory over Belmont on Nov. 28, he was 4-for-4 from field. He also went 2-for-2 from 3-point range for 10 points and three assists. In the victory over Saint Louis, Elvis scored 14 points including 12 in halftime.
What Rhode Island can do for you
Redshirt sophomore center Makhel Mitter is the Rams’ player averaging double-figures in scoring. In 18 games, he has averaged 11.6 points and 5.2 rebounds as well as 3.1 blocks, 1.7 assists, and 2.7 rebounds. He is the most consistent player on the team, scoring double figures in 11 of 18 contests, including all six Atlantic 10 contests. He averages 14.2 points per conference game and beat his career-high of 20 points in the win over Massachusetts.
The Rams are looking for replacements for senior guard Jeremy Sheppard, who may be unable to play his second consecutive game due to injury to his right shoulder. Makhi Mitchell is a sophomore forward who averages 9.4 point, 6.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. He has scored in double figures ten times this season and has grabbed 22 rebound over the last two games, 12 of which were against Richmond. He has five games with at least 10 rebounds. His career-high of 18 rebounds was in the team’s victory over Bryant, Nov. 12.