Wichita State Vs Dayton Line & Betting TipsJosh Bailey
Wichita State, the 10 seed in the South Region, battles 7 seed Dayton this Friday, March 17th, in Round 1 of the NCAA Tournament. The game tips off at 7:10 pm ET from Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.
Wichita State is 15 and 0 in their last 15 games. The Shockers are 18-12-1 ATS this season. Dayton went 8 and 2 straight up in their last 10 games. The Flyers have gone 19 and 10 against the spread this season.
While neither of these teams is in the conversation to win the NCAA Basketball National Title, let’s find out which of the two you should bet on in the first round of March Madness action.
How To Bet The Wichita State Shockers Vs Dayton Flyers Line & Betting Tips
Wichita State opened as a -7.5 favorite and have since dipped to 6-point favorites. The total in the game has gone from 148 to 145.5.
What: No.10 Wichita State Shockers (30-4) vs No.7 Dayton Flyers (24-7)
When: Friday, March 20, 2017
Start Time: 7:10 PM ET
Where: Indianapolis, Indiana
Stadium: Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Spread: Wichita State -6
Moneyline: Wichita State -260 vs Dayton +220
Game Total: 145.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Listen: Wichita vs Dayton
Bet Wichita State -6 Because…
The Shockers shouldn’t be a 10 seed. Wichita State hasn’t lost since Jan. 12 when Illinois State beat the Shockers 76 to 62. The Shockers even gained revenge over Illinois State by beating that rival 80 to 45 on Feb. 4. Wichita State has played so well that they’ve gone 7 and 1 against the spread in their last 8 games. They were favored in all 8 of the games.
Bet Dayton +6 Because…
Dayton is much better than what they showed in their final 2 games of the season. The Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champions, Dayton lost 81 to 87 to George Washington. They lost 67 to 73 to Davidson. Before the 2 losses, the Flyers had been on a 9-game winning streak. If the good Dayton shows up, they can upset Wichita State.
Wichita State Vs Dayton Pick & Final Score Prediction
I don’t think the good Dayton shows up. The wheels fell off the Flyers’ train in the loss to Davidson in the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Dayton suddenly had no answer for a team that they had beaten 89 to 82 during the season. The biggest problem I saw in the game is that the Flyers couldn’t score more than 67 points.
Wichita State’s defense is excellent. The Shockers allow 62.4 points per game while averaging 82 points per game on offense. I don’t see Dayton doing much, if anything, against Wichita State in this match up.
I am betting the Shockers big on Friday.