Tea Dayton Flyers (3-1) and Wisconsin Badgers (3-0) meet in Nassau, Bahamas, in a 1st-round game of the Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis. The opening tip at Imperial Arena will be at 2:30 pm ET (ESPN2). Below, we analyze Tipico Sportsbook’s lines around the Dayton vs. Wisconsin oddsand make our expert college basketball picks, predictions and bets.
Dayton heads into this event off a home win Saturday. The Flyers did not cover a 21-point spread, but they did defeat Robert Morris 60-51 in what was a bounce-back game after a 60-52 loss at UNLV Nov. 15. Dayton is just 1-3 against the spread.
Wisconsin has not played since Nov. 15. The Badgers have not shot the ball particularly well so far, but they’ve managed 3 straight wins on the strength of a defense holding opposing teams to a 37.2% mark from the field.
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Dayton vs. Wisconsin odds
Provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 7:07 am ET.
- Moneyline: Off the board
- Against the spread (ATS): Dayton -1.5 (-110) | Wisconsin +1.5 (-110)
- Over/Under (O/U): 123.5 (O: -105 | U: -115)
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Dayton vs. Wisconsin picks and predictions
Dayton 63, Wisconsin 58
Off the board.
Against the spread
The Flyers catch a Badger five away from home for the 1st time. and Wisconsin is not a type of defense to force a lot of turnovers. That last point frees up a turnover-prone Dayton squad to be at its best.
Dayton went 3-2 in Quadrant 1 games last season. That included a neutral-site takedown of the 4th-ranked Kansas Jayhawks last Nov. The Flyers are exceptional near the hoop, they have an advantage in getting to the line in this match-up, and — with a more veteran roster — they are the likable side in this business trip to the Bahamas.
TAKE DAYTON -1.5 (-110).
Dayton plays a very slow style of ball; Wisconsin goes a few clicks faster but is still a below-average squad in terms of pace. The Under has gone 3-1 in UD’s games and has registered a double-digit margin in each of the hits.
Both sides defend looks, especially from distance, and 2nd-chance baskets likely land on the low side.
Consider a partial-unit play on the UNDER 123.5 (-115). An evenly-priced figure of 124 or better makes for a full play.
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