June 14, 2024
Dayton vs. Loyola Chicago prediction, odds: 2023 college basketball picks, Feb. 17 best bets from proven model

The Loyola Chicago Ramblers host the Dayton Flyers in an Atlantic 10 conference battle on Friday night. The Ramblers are 9-16 overall and sit in last place in the conference standings. On the flip side, the Flyers have a 17-9 record, currently owning second place in the Atlantic 10. The Flyers won the first regular season matchup 85-81 in an overtime bout over the Ramblers on Jan. 31. 

Tipoff from Gentile Arena in Chicago is set for 7 p.m. ET. The Flyers are 7-point favorites in the latest Dayton vs. Loyola odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over/under for total points scored is 131. Before making any Loyola vs. Dayton picks, be sure to check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters Week 15 of the season 66-38 on all-top rated college basketball picks this season, returning almost $1,700 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on Dayton vs. Loyola and just locked in its picks and CBB predictions. You can visit SportsLine now to see the model’s picks. Here are the college basketball lines and trends for Loyola vs. Dayton:

  • Dayton vs. Loyola Chicago spread: Flyers -7
  • Dayton vs. Loyola Chicago over/under: 131 points
  • Dayton vs. Loyola Chicago money line: Flyers -320, Ramblers +250
  • DAY: Under is 4-1 in Flyers’ last five road games vs. a team with a losing home record
  • LOY: Under is 6-0 in Ramblers’ last six Friday games
  • Dayton vs. Loyola Chicago picks: See picks at SportsLine

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Why Dayton can cover

Junior forward Toumani Camara utilizes his athleticism to constantly make an impact in the game. Camara has good lift when he’s attacking the basket and has a solid above-the-rim ability. The Belgium native is first in the conference in rebounds (9.3) with 14 points per contest. On Feb. 7, he amassed 26 points and 12 rebounds.

Sophomore guard Malachi Smith returned to the floor last week and provided a massive boost to the backcourt. Smith is active on the floor and has a knack for getting into passing lanes. He can also orchestrate the offense with ease. Smith averages 8.2 points, 5.5 assist and 1.4 steals per game. On Jan. 31, he notched 21 points and eight assists. 

Why Loyola can cover 

Junior forward Philip Alston finds his way into the lane on a consistent basis due to his strength and quickness off the dribble. Alston is leading the team in scoring (14.4) with 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game. The Ohio native also spaces the floor and is knocking down 41.1{b037f4174007d005f1ab9cb8d1aafc050eb5d7e8c07298e478acc145e540df6a} of his 3-point attempts. On Jan. 31, he logged 22 points, six rebounds and went 4-of-9 from downtown.

Senior guard Braden Norris has been a space-creating facilitator. Norris scans the floor in a hurry to find the open man, ranking first on the team in assists (4). The Ohio native also owns a smooth shooting stroke, making 38.6{b037f4174007d005f1ab9cb8d1aafc050eb5d7e8c07298e478acc145e540df6a} of his 3-pointers while averaging 11.4 points per game. He’s made at least four 3-pointers in three straight games. In his last outing, Norris had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists.

How to make Loyola vs. Dayton picks

SportsLine’s model is leaning Over on the total, projecting 135 combined points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only get the model’s pick at SportsLine

So who wins Dayton vs. Loyola? And which side of the spread has all the value? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that has returned almost $1,700 on its college basketball picks this season, and find out.