NIT Tournament Preview: Dayton Flyers vs. Illinois Fighting Illini

by Dirty on March 24, 2010

The Dayton Flyers and the Illinois Fighting Illini will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at University of Illinois Assembly Hall.

Oddsmakers currently have the Fighting Illini listed as 3-point favorites versus the Flyers, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

Marcus Johnson dropped 16 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead Dayton past Cincinnati 81-66 in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament on Monday night.

Dayton cashed as 3.5-point road underdogs, while the teams played OVER the 129-point total set by oddsmakers.

Mike Tisdale had 17 points, seven rebounds, and four blocks, as Illinois handled Kent State 75-58 in the second round of the National Invitational Tournament on Monday night.

Illinois covered as 8-point home favorites, while the game played UNDER the 137-point total set by sportsbooks.

Team records:
Dayton: 22-12 SU, 16-15 ATS
Illinois: 21-14 SU, 16-17 ATS

Dayton most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Cincinnati are 5-3
After a win are 4-6

Illinois most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 9-1
After playing Kent State are 1-0
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dayton’s last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Dayton’s last 7 games on the road
Dayton is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Dayton is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Illinois is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Illinois’s last 15 games at home
Illinois is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home

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