Dayton Flyers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies December 7 Betting Preview

Dayton Flyers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies December 7 Betting Preview

Ayden Fahlstrom
1 year ago
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Dayton Flyers guard Toumani Camara attempts shot against the Lindenwood Lions

Dayton, which started the season ranked in the AP Top 25, hasn’t been the same since it went to Las Vegas. While that may be true for many people who head to Sin City, the Flyers loss to UNLV seemed to provide bad vibes. Dayton lost all three games it played against tough competition at the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament.

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The Flyers have bounced back with consecutive wins over smaller schools to improve to 5-4. Dayton will now have another opportunity to beat a school from a bigger conference when it takes on Virginia Tech. The Hokies are off to a solid start, piling up eight wins during their first nine games.

Flyers Would Like To Add Punch On Offense

Dayton has been in the bottom third on offense in most major categories thus far this season. The Flyers rank 323rd nationally in scoring by allowing 65.2 points per game. Dayton shoots 43.6 percent from the field and 27.6 percent from the three-point line.

The Flyers have four players -- DaRon Holmes II (15.9 points per game), Mustapha Amzil (11.1), Toumani Camara (11.0) and Kobe Elvis (10.1) -- who average in double figures scoring. What makes Dayton so difficult to handle is how the Flyers play defense.

 Dayton limits its opponents to 59.8 points per game. The Flyers also limit their foes to 37.5 percent shooting from the field, which ranks 23rd nationally. Dayton also limits the opponent to 28.4 percent shooting from the three-point line.

Hokies Have Flourished In Close Games

Virginia Tech is one of the most efficient offensive teams in the country. The Hokies shoot 49.5 percent from the field, which ranks 23rd nationally. Virginia Tech also knocks down 35.8 percent from the three-point line.

Hokies forward Justyn Mutts has done a little bit of everything for Virginia Tech. Mutts averages 14.4 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game. Sean Pedulla leads the Hokies by averaging 16.8 points per game. 

Grant Basile (13.9 points per game) and Hunter Cattoor (10.1) also average in double figures for Virginia Tech. The Hokies allow 65.1 points per game, which ranks 98th nationally. Virginia Tech limits opponents to 32.1 percent shooting from the three-point line.

Odds And Trends

Virginia Tech is a seven-point favorite. The Hokies are (-334) on the moneyline, while Dayton is (+255). The over/under has been set at 127 points. Virginia Tech is 3-6 against the spread, while Dayton is 2-7.

What To Expect

Dayton has struggled to get its offense going against top competition. The Hokies have shown so far this season that they are capable of playing well against other Power 5 competitions. The Flyers will struggle to score and will have a hard time beating Virginia Tech.

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