Nevada vs. Dayton: NCAA Tournament First Round Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – March 21, 2024

Written By PlayPicks Staff on March 18, 2024

Kenan Blackshear and DaRon Holmes II will be the players to watch when the Nevada Wolf Pack (26-7) face the Dayton Flyers (24-7) in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Thursday at 4:30 PM ET at Delta Center. Nevada is a slim 1-point favorite against Dayton when the Wolf Pack square off against the Flyers on Thursday. The game’s point total is 136.5.

Nevada vs. Dayton Betting Lines

Nevada vs Dayton Betting Information
Favorite Spread Total
Nevada -1 136.5 points

Computer Picks

Spread Pick Dayton (+1)
Total Pick Over (136.5)

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Nevada vs. Dayton Stat Rankings

Nevada Avg. (Rank) Dayton Avg. (Rank)
76.4 (97th) Points Scored 74.7 (147th)
67.1 (48th) Points Allowed 66.3 (29th)
(1st) Rebounds (1st)
8.1 (254th) Off. Rebounds 7.5 (289th)
6.7 (249th) 3pt Made 9.5 (22nd)
15.1 (60th) Assists 14.8 (76th)
9.6 (45th) Turnovers 9.6 (45th)

Nevada vs. Dayton Betting Trends

  • The Wolf Pack are 21-11-0 against the spread this season.
  • Nevada is 15-9 ATS as 1-point favorites or more.
  • There have been 15 Wolf Pack games (out of 32) that went over the total this season.
  • A total of 19 times so far this season, Nevada and its opponent have combined to score more than 136.5 points.
  • Wolf Pack games average 143.5 total points per game this season, 7.0 points higher than the over/under for this matchup.
  • Dayton has covered the spread 15 times in 31 games.
  • As 1-point underdogs or more, the Flyers are 3-1-1 against the spread.
  • Nevada has played 32 games this year, and 15 of them have hit the over.
  • Flyers games have gone over 136.5 points on 18 occasions this year.
  • The average total points scored in Dayton’s games this year (141.0) is 4.5 points higher than the total for this matchup.

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Nevada Impact Players

  • Blackshear puts up a team-leading 4.9 assists per contest. He is also putting up 15.1 points and 4.9 rebounds, shooting 49.9% from the field.
  • Nick Davidson puts up a team-leading 7.3 rebounds per contest. In addition, he’s putting up 12.1 points and 1.4 assists, shooting 54.9% from the floor.
  • Jarod Lucas averages 17.8 points and 1.5 assists per game — both team highs. He is also putting up 2.8 rebounds, shooting 42.3% from the floor and 39.9% from beyond the arc with 2.3 made 3-pointers per contest.
  • Tre Coleman averages 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest. Defensively, he averages 1.3 steals and 0.7 blocked shots.
  • Daniel Foster is posting 4.4 points, 1.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Dayton Impact Players

  • Holmes II is averaging team highs in points (20.4 per game) and rebounds (8.4). And he is producing 2.6 assists, making 54.5% of his shots from the floor and 38.5% from beyond the arc, with 1.0 trey per contest.
  • Nate Santos is averaging 12.0 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, making 47.9% of his shots from the floor and 42.7% from 3-point range, with 1.6 triples per game.
  • The Flyers receive 8.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game from Enoch Cheeks.
  • Koby Brea gives the Flyers 10.9 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. He also puts up 0.5 steals and 0.3 blocked shots.
  • Kobe Elvis is averaging a team-high 3.6 assists per contest. And he is delivering 9.5 points and 2.5 rebounds, making 37.9% of his shots from the floor and 37.5% from beyond the arc, with 1.5 triples per contest.

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