Dayton vs Saint Louis Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 3 (Flyers Smother Billikens in A-10 Showdown)

Dayton vs Saint Louis Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for March 3 (Flyers Smother Billikens in A-10 Showdown)


Dayton vs Saint Louis Game Info

  • 2022-23 NCAA Basketball Regular Season Game
  • Dayton (20-10, 12-5 A-10) vs. Saint Louis (19-11, 11-6 A-10)
  • Date: Friday, March 3, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 PM ET
  • Venue: Chaifetz Arena -- St. Louis, Missouri
  • Coverage: ESPN2

Friday, March 3's NCAA college basketball schedule features the Dayton Flyers paying a visit to the Saint Louis Billikens in an A-10 showdown at 7 p.m. ET.

Dayton is coming off a huge 77-53 win over La Salle that saw Daron Holmes II end the night with a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double. Meanwhile, Saint Louis returns home after falling 79-67 to VCU on the road earlier this week.

Will Dayton find more road success tonight? Or can Saint Louis achieve its fifth straight home win?

Dayton vs Saint Louis Odds & Spread

Dayton enters this contest as the slim road favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 137.5 points with both sides sitting at -110 odds.

Dayton vs Saint Louis Betting Trends

  • Dayton has beaten the spread 15 times in 29 games.
  • Against the spread as 1.5-point favorites or more, the Flyers are 14-13.
  • Dayton has seen 11 of its 29 games hit the over.
  • Saint Louis is 12-17-0 against the spread this season.
  • As a 1.5-point underdog or greater, the Billikens have one win ATS (1-2) this year.
  • Out of Saint Louis' 29 games so far this year, 15 have gone over the total.
Dayton Rank Dayton AVG Saint Louis AVG Saint Louis Rank
243rd 69.3 Points Scored 75.6 90th
11th 60.7 Points Allowed 71.4 221st
113th 32.9 Rebounds 35.3 27th
241st 7.8 Off. Rebounds 8.9 146th
259th 6.7 3pt Made 7.0 224th
46th 15.2 Assists 16.3 19th
203rd 12.1 Turnovers 11.6 149th

Dayton vs Saint Louis Prediction & Pick

Even though Saint Louis has the home-court advantage, it's had next to no luck against Dayton over the last decade. The Billikens have lost 15 of their last 19 meetings with the Flyers, including their last meeting back in February by 14 points.

Saint Louis also hasn't played well as the underdog this season, going 0-3 when the odds aren't in its favor. Meanwhile, Dayton has a 68.8% winning percentage as the favorite against A-10 competition.

The Flyers are also the hotter team at the moment and bring with them a scoring defense that surrenders just 62.6 PPG on the road — seventh-best in the country. Considering how the Billikens only shot 40.6% from the floor while committing 20 turnovers against VCU, I like Dayton's defense leading the road team to victory tonight.

Final Score Prediction: Dayton: 74 | Saint Louis: 67

Dayton vs Saint Louis Best Bet

For tonight's best bet, I'm rolling with Dayton on the spread. On top of being 5-1 ATS in their last six games, the Flyers are 8-4 ATS in their last 12 games in March and have covered the spread in four of their last five A-10 matchups. Meanwhile, Saint Louis is 2-7 ATS in its last nine outings and 3-8 ATS in its last 11 conference tilts.

With the Flyers also covering in four of their last five clashes with the Billikens, I'm confident in Dayton's ability to cover again.

Bet: Dayton -1.5 (-104)

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