Against the Spread Pick
The Dayton Flyers are two wins away from going undefeated in the Atlantic 10 throughout the regular season. Given that their final will come at home against Georgia Washington, Wednesday’s road date with the Rhode Island Rams is really the Flyers’ final realistic chance of losing. Dayton has been racking up victories left and right, but it has won by more than 10 points only once in its past five contests. The Flyers have to win by only five in order to cover this spread, but that’s because Rhode Island is a formidable foe. The Rams are 12-4 in the conference and three of their setbacks have come against Dayton, Davidson in overtime, and defending Atlantic 10 Tournament champion Saint Louis. Fatts Russell is averaging 19.5 ppg and he recorded a ridiculous eight steals against the Billikens this past Sunday. Dayton is 2-5 ATS in its last seven on the road and 1-4 ATS in its last five following an ATS win. The Rams are 5-2 ATS in their last seven against winning opponents and 4-1 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss. Take RHODE ISLAND and the points.
Over Under Pick
A total of 147 points were scored in the previous matchup between these two teams. For Dayton, Obi Topping is contributing 19.8 ppg on 63.2 percent shooting. The over is 16-7-1 in the Flyers’ last 24 on the road and 35-17-2 in their last 54 against opponents with winning percentages over .600. It is also 10-3 in the Rams’ last 13 against opponents with winning records and 5-2 in their last seven as underdogs. Go with the OVER.