Dayton Flyers Vs Providence Friars March Madness Line & ATS PickNoah Williams
The Dayton Flyers managed to knock off the Boise State Broncos in a First Four tilt only to have to face the 6th-seed Provindence Friars. Throw the Flyers into a play-in game and they will turn it into a thiller. To make a long story short, Dayton finished the contest on a 10-2 run and won by the score of 56-55.
The Flyers have won six of eight including the play-in game.
"They were electrifying," Dayton senior guard Jordan Sibert said of the crowd. "I don’t think we would have won that game without them."
A Closer Look At The Dayton Flyers Vs Providence Friars March Madness Line & ATS Pick
Matchup: (11) Dayton Flyers vs (6) Provindence Friars
Date: Mar. 20, 2015
Start Time: 9:57 p.m. ET
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
Stadium: Time Warner Cable Arena
TV Info: truTV
Stream: March Madness Live
Radio: Dayton Vs Providence
Point Spread: Friars -3.5
Game Total: 131
Dayton Projected March Madness Starting Lineup:
- G Jordan Sibert, 6-4, Sr., 16.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg
- G Scoochie Smith, 6-2, So., 8.9 ppg, 3.9 apg
- G Kyle Davis, 6-0, So., 7.3 ppg, 2.6 rpg
- F Dyshawn Pierre, 6-6, Jr., 12.6 ppg, 8.1 rpg
- F Kendall Pollard, 6-6, So., 12.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg
- Coach: Archie Miller (fourth season)
Providence Projected March Madness Starting Lineup:
- G Kris Dunn, 6-3, So., 15.8 ppg, 7.6 apg
- G Jalen Lindsey, 6-7, Fr., 3.6 ppg, 1.5 rpg
- F LaDontae Henton, 6-6, Sr., 19.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg
- F Carson Desrosiers, 7-0, Sr., 6.9 ppg, 4.4 rpg
- F Ben Bentil, 6-8, Fr., 6.4 ppg, 4.8 rpg
- Coach: Ed Cooley (fourth season)
The Flyers finished the season with a 26-8, 16-16 against the spread, led by senior guard Jordan Sibert (16.4 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.0 APG) and sophomore forward Kendall Pollard (12.9 PPG, 5.4 RPG, 1.1 APG). The team scores 68.2 points per game (153rd), shooting 46.3% from the field and recording 13.8 assists per game (85th). Dayton’s D allows 60.7 points per game while grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game (300th).
Providence lost to Villanova in the Big East Semifinals, ending the regular season with a 22-11 record, 16-10-3 against the spread, and 7-8 against teams invited to the Big Dance. Led by senior forward LaDontae Henton (19.7 PPG, 6.4 RPG, 0.9 APG) and sophomore guard Kris Dunn (15.8 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 7.6 APG), the Friars are putting up 70.2 points per game (98th), shooting 44.2% from the field (127th), and posting 14.1 assists per game (71st). Their defense averages 65.8 points per game against (149th) and 36.0 rebounds per game (87th).
“We’ve dealt with defections,” Providence coach Ed Cooley said. “We’ve dealt with injuries. But you know what? You just got to stay positive. You got to motivate these young men. You got to get them to believe in the passion, energy, enthusiasm, togetherness. I think there are three things that help you build a program: if you care if you share and if you love, you will build a program.”
The Flyers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games, 4-0 ATS in their last 4 NCAA Tournament games as an underdog, 14-6 ATS in their last 20 games as an underdog, and 16-7 ATS in their last 23 neutral site games.
The Friars 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games following a SU loss, 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games as a favorite, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall, 9-0 ATS in their last 9 neutral site games, and 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 games vs. a team with a winning SU record.