NIT Championship Betting Odds: Dayton vs. North Carolina

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NIT Championship Betting Odds Dayton vs. North Carolina

NIT Championship odds for Dayton vs. North Carolina were available at Sports Interaction.com, where Dayton was the -2 ½ point favorite Thursday.

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The Dayton Flyers and the North Carolina Tar Heels meet tonight for the NIT Championship in Madison Square Garden. A great basketball game is expected to take place in the mecca of Basketball. Dayton is a 3 point favorite, with a total of 136 points. ESPN will air the game at 7:00 EDT.

To say that Dayton deserves to play for the NIT Championship tonight would be an understatement. The Flyers have won 3 consecutive games away from home, all against top 75 teams in the country. Dayton beat Mississippi 68-63 to advance to the Championship game tonight. Dayton is looking to win the NIT for the 3rd time in school history, and for the 1st time since 1968. The Flyers love to get out in the open and run a fast paced tempo, which should be accommodate by North Carolina tonight. Dayton is 24-12 SU and 17-15-1 ATS overall this season. The Flyers are 8-10 SU and 8-9-1 ATS away from home this season, including 3-3 SU in neutral court settings. Dayton is 8-5 ATS as a single digit favorite this season. Dayton has excelled in non-conference games this season, going 11-4 ATS in this situation. F Chris Wright leads 2 different Flyers averaging double figures in PTS this season. Wright averages team highs of 13.7 PPG and 7.2 RPG this season. Wright has

scored in double figures in 18 of his past 22 games, as well as 6 double doubles this season alone.

The Flyers are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games. The under is 8-2 in the Flyers last 10 non-conference games. Dayton continues to stay injury free, as they have a full roster tonight in the NIT Championship.

In an amazing turn of events, North Carolina has won 20 games SU this season for the 6th consecutive season. A strong surge in the NIT Tournament has enabled them to continue that streak into next season. With their 68-67 win over Rhode Island, North Carolina tied a season high 4 consecutive wins SU. The Tar Heels also won 3 consecutive games ATS for the 1st time this season. The Tar Heels are 20-16 SU and 13-21 ATS overall this season. North Carolina is 6-11 SU and 7-10 ATS away from home this season, including 2-3 SU in neutral court games. The Tar Heels are 5-9 ATS as the listed underdog this season. North Carolina has excelled this season ATS in tournament games, going 5-3 ATS in tournament contests. The Tar Heels struggle against good defensive teams, as they are 3-10 ATS against teams that allow 64 PPG or fewer this year. F Deon Thompson has stared all 36 games for the Tar Heels this season, and is averaging 13.7 PPG and 6.6 RPG this season. F Tyler Zeller has played well of late, and is averaging 9.3 PPG and 4.8 RPG overall this season.

North Carolina is 8-3 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games. The under is 7-1 in the Tar Heels last 8 games following a SU win. The Tar Heels have battled injuries all season long, and will be without Forwards Ed Davis and David Wear in the championship game tonight. 

Pregame.com projects the final score to be 73-64 in favor of the Dayton Flyers. Dayton -3 is the Play of the Day!

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