Betting on today's Lancers and Flyers game? Catch the action at UD Arena in Dayton, OH, as the Flyers hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 135.5 points, with the Flyers being the favored team playing at home against the Lancers.


The Pick: Longwood Lancers +12

This game will be played at UD Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Flyers.
  • Even though we have Dayton winning straight-up, we like Longwood at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can the Lancers Pull the Upset on the Road?

Longwood, who comes into today's game with a 12-2 record, will be facing Dayton. Looking at their last ten games on the road, Longwood has a 6-4 record, dating back to last season. As Longwood enters today's game, their ATS record stands at 7-4. Taking into account their performance in the team's previous five games, they are 2-2 vs. the spread.

After 14 games, Longwood has an over/under record of 6-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 139.8 points per game so far. The Lancers have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 137 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

In contrast to their season average of 79.1 points per game, the Longwood had a below average performance. They scored 70 points against North Carolina Central and had a field goal percentage of 42.1%. One area that the Longwood offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 27th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 47%.

Currently, the Lancers' defense holds the 12th rank in the nation, allowing 61.6 points per game. Longwood's three-point defense is currently 27th in the country at 5.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 35.1% of their shots vs. Longwood.

Will the Flyers Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Dayton has a 9-2 overall record as they prepare for their twelfth game of the season. In their four road games, the Flyers have gone 2-2, while they remain undefeated at home with a 7-0 record. At the moment, Dayton has a winning record against the spread, sitting at 6-4-1. When playing away, the Flyers are 2-1-1 ATS, while they are 4-3 vs. the spread at home.

After 11 games, Dayton has an over/under record of 7-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 139.4 points per game so far. Looking at the Flyers' last three games, their over/under record is 3-0 with their games averaging 153 points per game.

Coming off a good offensive performance, Dayton's offense scored 91 points against Oakland. Their field goal percentage for the game was 50%, and they went 11/14 from the free-throw line. On the offensive front, the Flyers have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 85th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 27th in terms of percentage and 23rd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today's game, the Dayton defense is giving up an average of 65.3 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Oakland, the Golden Grizzlies finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 67 points vs. Dayton.