The good news is Dayton is in the NCAA Tournament. The better news is the Flyers open the tournament with a home game.
Dayton hosts Boise State in a First Four game on Wednesday in a battle of the two 11 seeds in the East Region. Read OddsShark’s game preview here.
The winner plays Friday vs. No. 6 Providence.
The Flyers were seeded 11th in the 2014 tournament and made a Cinderella run to the Elite Eight before falling to Florida.
Dayton opened as a 2-point favorite, but the line has since moved to 4 points.
Dayton-Boise State Point Spread
Dayton … -4
Boise State … +4
Dayton is 16-15 overall against the spread, while Boise State is 19-11.
This is a true home game for Dayton and the Flyers are 12-7 ATS in their arena. Boise is 10-4 ATS on the road.
The Flyers are 20-1 at home straight up and BSU is 9-5.
For OddsShark.com’s stats and odds preview of the game, click here.
Dayton-Boise State Over-Under
Over-Under … 127
Dayton has a 16-11-1 over-under record, while Boise State is 13-11.
The OVER has hit in 3 of the Flyers’ last 5 games.
The UNDER has won in 3 of the Broncos’ last 5 games.
Dayton-Boise State Odds to Win the Tournament
Dayton … 300/1
Boise State … 300/1
Dayton was an 11 seed a year ago and made a run to the Elite Eight.
11 seeds have made the Final Four three times since 1986, when LSU did it. George Mason (2006) and VCU (2011) made also made runs to the national semifinals. But none of them have ever made the National Championship game.
No. 11 Dayton (25-8) vs. No. 11 Boise State (25-8)
NCAA Tournament First Four – East Regional
University of Dayton Arena – Dayton, Ohio
9:10 p.m. Eastern