Nevada vs. Dayton Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 21

Jan 10, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; Nevada Wolf Pack guard Jarod Lucas (2) reacts during the first half against the San Diego State Aztecs at Viejas Arena.
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We have your Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Dayton Flyers prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Nevada Wolf Pack hit the road to face the Dayton Flyers.

The Nevada Wolf Pack (26-7) are set to face off against the Dayton Flyers (24-7) in a highly anticipated matchup. With both teams looking to rebound from recent losses, this game promises to be a battle of resilience and strategy.

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Dayton Flyers Odds Info

Moneyline: Nevada Wolf Pack -114 (BetRivers) / Dayton Flyers +100 (DraftKings)

Spread: +1.5 – Nevada Wolf Pack -105 (BetMGM) / Dayton Flyers -110 (Ceasars)

Total: 136.5 – -110 (Ceasars) / -108 (DraftKings)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 21

Time: 03:30 PM

Location: Delta Center – Salt Lake City, UT


Nevada Wolf Pack Betting Trends

  • On the road, Nevada Wolf Pack are 8 and 3 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Nevada Wolf Pack are 21 and 11.
  • Against the spread on the road, Nevada Wolf Pack are 11 and 3.

Dayton Flyers Betting Trends

  • At home, Dayton Flyers are 15 and 0 this season.
  • Against the spread this season, Dayton Flyers are 15 and 15.
  • Against the spread at home, Dayton Flyers are 8 and 10.

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Dayton Flyers Predictions

The Nevada Wolf Pack, boasting a strong season record, enter the game with a slight edge over the Dayton Flyers. Nevada’s offense, led by guard Jarod Lucas who averages 17.8 points per game, has been a force to reckon with, ranking 107th in average points. The Wolf Pack’s ability to draw fouls and capitalize on free throws, where they rank 10th in attempts and 15th in makes, could be a deciding factor in this matchup. However, they face a Dayton team that has been formidable at home with an undefeated record, suggesting a tough contest ahead.

Dayton’s success has been fueled by forward DaRon Holmes II, who leads the team with an average of 20.4 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. The Flyers’ sharpshooting, particularly from beyond the arc where they rank 23rd in three-point field goal percentage, will test Nevada’s defense. Both teams have shown defensive prowess, with Nevada ranking 46th in field goal percentage allowed and Dayton not far behind. This game could come down to which team can better execute their game plan on the defensive end.

Key player matchups to watch include Nevada’s Kenan Blackshear against Dayton’s Kobe Elvis in the backcourt, where playmaking and ball handling will be critical. The battle in the paint between Nevada’s Nick Davidson and Dayton’s Holmes could also be pivotal. With both teams looking to bounce back from losses and make a statement in this game, it’s set to be a clash of two well-matched contenders, each with their own strengths and star players ready to shine on the big stage.

Nevada Wolf Pack vs. Dayton Flyers Pick

The matchup between the Nevada Wolf Pack and the Dayton Flyers presents a compelling case for the under on the total line of 136.5. Both teams have demonstrated defensive capabilities that could lead to a lower-scoring affair. Nevada’s field goal percentage defense ranks 46th, while Dayton’s three-point shooting defense will challenge Nevada’s perimeter scoring. Additionally, the Flyers’ undefeated home record suggests they can control the pace of the game in their own arena, potentially leading to fewer possessions and scoring opportunities for both sides.

Despite Nevada’s offensive prowess and Dayton’s efficient three-point shooting, the pressure of the game situation and the defensive strengths of both teams are likely to take precedence. Furthermore, the recent trends show that while Nevada has had a run of overs in their last five games, Dayton’s balanced over-under record at home indicates a tendency towards tighter, more contested games. Considering these factors, the under is a compelling pick for this matchup, as both teams are expected to prioritize defense and deliberate offensive execution in a high-stakes environment.

The Pick: Under 136.5 -110 (Ceasars)