The Dayton Flyers meet the Belmont Bruins in the championship game of the 2021 ESPN Events Invitational on Sunday. Tipoff from HP Fieldhouse in Orlando, Fla., is set for 4 p.m. ET. Belmont is favored by three points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 145.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows the Bruins return 97 percent of their offensive production from last season's OVC championship team. Belmont is led by All-OVC senior center Nick Muszynski, who averages 17.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists and two blocks per game. He is connecting on 57.3 percent of his shots from the floor. In the 74-69 tournament-opening victory over Drake, Muszynski poured in 31 points while grabbing nine rebounds. He has recorded one double-double on the season, scoring 17 points and grabbing 12 rebounds in an overtime win over Furman.
The model also knows the Flyers had entered the tournament with three straight losses, but have been impressive in wins over Miami (Fla.) and Kansas. Three players are averaging in double figures, including redshirt junior guard Elijah Weaver. He is averaging 10.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists, and is connecting on 50 percent of his field goals, including 40 percent from 3-point range. He is also an 86.7 percent free throw shooter.
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