The Rhode Island Rams (12-6, 3-3) will try to get back into the win column after losing two in a row when they battle the Dayton Flyers (13-7, 5-2) in an Atlantic 10 Conference matchup on Friday night. Rhode Island is coming off a 70-63 loss to Richmond, while Dayton defeated Fordham 68-61 on Tuesday.
Tipoff from University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, Ohio, is set for 7 p.m. ET. Dayton is favored by 6.5 points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under for total points is set at 125 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows the Flyers have six players averaging seven points or more, and are led by freshman forward DaRon Holmes. The three-time Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week is averaging 11.6 points, 5.9 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.2 assists per game. He is five blocked shots away from tying Steve McElvene's school record of 55. He had 16 points on 6 of 9 shooting from the field in the win over Kansas in November, and had 19 points on 8 of 13 field goals and 12 rebounds in the victory over Fordham on Tuesday.
The model also knows the Rams have two players averaging double-figure scoring, led by redshirt sophomore center Makhel Mitchell. He is averaging 11.6 points, 5.2 rebounds, 3.1 blocks and 1.7 assists in 18 games this season. He has been the team's most consistent player, scoring in double figures in 11 of 18 games, including all six Atlantic 10 contests. He is averaging 14.2 points per game in conference games, and matched his career high of 20 points in the win at Massachusetts on Jan. 15.
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