NCAA Basketball: Battle 4 Atlantis-Dayton at BYU
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The VCU Rams and the Dayton Flyers were the top two teams in the Atlantic 10 this season and now they'll square off in the 2023 A-10 Championship this Sunday on CBS and Paramount+. A spot in the NCAA Tournament will be on the line, with Dayton seeking its first berth since 2017, while VCU last made March Madness in 2021. The Rams are 26-7 on the season and went 15-3 in the conference, while the Flyers are 21-11 with a 12-6 mark in the Atlantic 10. You can stream the game on Paramount+.

Tipoff is set for 1 p.m. ET at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The latest VCU vs. Dayton odds from Caesars Sportsbook list the Rams as 2.5-point favorites, while the over/under for total points is 124.5. Sunday's showdown for the Atlantic 10 Championship 2023 will be televised on CBS and streamed live on Paramount+ with their MUST-HAVE Premium plan.

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How to watch VCU vs. Dayton

  • VCU vs. Dayton date: Sunday, March 12
  • VCU vs. Dayton time: 1 p.m. ET
  • VCU vs. Dayton TV channel: CBS 
  • VCU vs. Dayton live stream: Paramount+ (try free for 7 days)

College basketball picks for Dayton vs. VCU

Before tuning into the VCU vs. Dayton game, you need to see the college basketball picks from SportsLine's advanced computer model. The SportsLine Projection Model simulates every Division I college basketball game 10,000 times. The model enters conference tournament week 76-51 on all top-rated college basketball picks this season, returning nearly $1,200 for $100 players. Anybody who has followed it has seen huge returns. 

For Dayton vs. VCU, the model is backing the Flyers to cover the spread as 2.5-point underdogs. Anthony Grant and the Flyers were robbed of potentially being a No. 1 seed in the 2020 NCAA Tournament by the global pandemic, so Grant will look for his first NCAA Tournament appearance in six years as Dayton's head coach despite four 20-win seasons.

These two programs split their season series, with VCU winning 63-62 in Dayton, while the Flyers captured a 62-58 victory when they visited the Rams. Expect a hard-fought, physical battle and that would seemingly favor Dayton on the neutral floor with a size advantage inside.

Six-foot-10 forward DaRon Holmes II is averaging 18.0 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season for the Flyers and Dayton has a total of six players in its rotation who are 6-foot-6 or taller. Grant's squad uses that length well, while VCU generally tends to favor overwhelming ball pressure by smaller, quicker players. That's a big reason why the model has Dayton winning the 2023 A-10 Championship in well over 60% of simulations. Stream the game here.

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