Dayton Flyers vs. Loyola (IL) Picks and Predictions – Friday, Mar. 01

Nov 17, 2023; Charleston, SC, USA;Dayton Flyers forward DaRon Holmes II (15) brings the ball up court in the second half against the St. John's Red Storm at TD Arena.
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We have your Dayton Flyers vs. Loyola (IL) Ramblers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Dayton Flyers hit the road to face the Loyola (IL) Ramblers.

The Dayton Flyers (22-5) are set to face off against the Loyola (IL) Ramblers (20-8) in a high-stakes Atlantic 10 showdown. With the conference title race heating up, this Friday night clash at the Joseph J. Gentile Center could have major implications on the postseason landscape.

Dayton Flyers vs. Loyola (IL) Ramblers Odds Info

Moneyline: Dayton Flyers -110 (Bet365) / Loyola (IL) Ramblers -103 (BetRivers)

Spread: +1 – Dayton Flyers -110 (Bet365) / Loyola (IL) Ramblers -109 (BetRivers)

Total: 136.5 – -110 (DraftKings) / -110 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Friday, Mar. 01

Time: 09:00 PM

Location: Joseph J. Gentile Center – Chicago, IL


Dayton Flyers Betting Trends

  • On the road, Dayton Flyers are 5 and 4 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Dayton Flyers are 14 and 12.
  • Against the spread on the road, Dayton Flyers are 6 and 4.

Loyola (IL) Ramblers Betting Trends

  • At home, Loyola (IL) Ramblers are 13 and 2 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Loyola (IL) Ramblers are 15 and 12.
  • Against the spread at home, Loyola (IL) Ramblers are 9 and 8.

Dayton Flyers vs. Loyola (IL) Ramblers Predictions

The Dayton Flyers are flying high with a 7-game winning streak and an impressive 22-5 record. They’ve been dominant at home but have shown some vulnerability on the road, which could come into play against the Ramblers. Dayton boasts one of the nation’s top offenses, ranking 16th in offensive efficiency, and their perimeter shooting could be a key factor in this matchup. The Flyers’ star player, DaRon Holmes II, is a force to be reckoned with and could pose a significant challenge for Loyola’s defense.

Loyola (IL) Ramblers, on the other hand, are looking to bounce back after a tough loss. With a solid 20-8 record, the Ramblers have proven to be a formidable opponent, especially on their home court. They rank 38th in defensive efficiency and have the fourth-best 2-point percentage defense in college basketball. Freshman Miles Rubin has emerged as a defensive stalwart, and his matchup with Holmes could be pivotal in determining the outcome of the game.

Both teams are neck and neck in the conference standings, and this game could very well be a preview of the Atlantic 10 Championship. The Flyers’ ability to hit from beyond the arc against Loyola’s 226th-ranked 3-point defense will be a key battle to watch. On the flip side, Loyola’s fast-paced offense will test Dayton’s disciplined defense, which leads the conference in free throw rate allowed. This game promises to be a tightly contested affair with both teams eager to secure a critical win as the regular season winds down.

Dayton Flyers vs. Loyola (IL) Ramblers Pick

The Loyola (IL) Ramblers moneyline bet is the more compelling choice in this matchup. Despite Dayton’s impressive offensive stats and their star player DaRon Holmes II, the Ramblers’ home record of 13-2 is hard to ignore. Loyola’s defensive prowess, particularly their fourth-best 2-point percentage defense, will be crucial in containing Holmes and the Flyers’ shooters. Additionally, the Ramblers’ ability to bounce back after a loss, as evidenced by their previous seven-game winning streak, suggests resilience and a strong potential for recovery in front of their home crowd.

Furthermore, the Flyers have shown some inconsistency on the road, with a 5-4 record away from home. Loyola’s 226th-ranked 3-point defense is a concern, but their overall defensive efficiency ranking of 38th in the nation indicates they can handle high-powered offenses. With the game being played at the Joseph J. Gentile Center and considering the Ramblers’ strong ATS home record of 9-8, the Loyola (IL) Ramblers moneyline bet is a solid pick, especially with the slight edge in the moneyline odds provided by BetRivers at -103.

The Pick: Loyola (IL) Ramblers -103. (BetRivers)