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College Basketball Picks: Dayton Flyers vs. Stanford Cardinal

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 24, 2014

College Basketball Picks: Dayton Flyers vs. Stanford Cardinal

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    The Dayton Flyers are 11-5 straight up and against the spread in March the last two-plus seasons, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Thursday, as they prepare to take on the Stanford Cardinal inside FedExForum.

    Sports bettors will find that the Flyers are three-point neutral-site underdogs in the NCAA basketball odds, with the betting total sitting at 133 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Sweet 16 matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

    Gambling stats via SBR Forum

Dayton Flyers

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    The Dayton Flyers will make their first Sweet 16 appearance since 1984, as they picked up a 55-53 victory over the Syracuse Orange as 8.5-point underdogs Saturday.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Flyers are 7-3 straight up and 8-2 against the spread when getting points during the 2013-14 campaign.

     

Stanford Cardinal

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    The Stanford Cardinal are one of three Pac-12 Conference members still alive in the 2014 NCAA tournament, as they picked up a 60-57 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks as 6.5-point underdogs Sunday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the program is 4-1 straight up and against the spread as a neutral court favorite of three or fewer points.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Dayton Flyers as one of their college basketball picks, as they've gone 40-19 against the spread in their last 59 games against nonconference opponents.

    Pick: Dayton Flyers +3

     

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