The 2014 NCAA Tournament live stream and TV schedule gets underway tomorrow with the first full day of action when the Dayton Flyers take on the Ohio State Buckeyes at high noon EST. On paper, this game may look like a no-brainer, however don’t be surprised if Dayton gives the Buckeyes all they can handle – and then some. This in-state battle may be much closer than experts think.
According to a Sports Chat Place report on March 18, Dayton comes into the NCAA Tournament on a roll. The Flyers have won 10 of their last 12 games and are eager to face there in state rivalries. Not many fans or experts are giving Dayton a legitimate chance to win, which is exactly why the Flyers could be dangerous.
Ohio State isn't as strong this year as they have been the past two seasons, but they do have the potential to make a run to the Sweet 16 round if Aaron Craft can play his type of basketball. Craft is the Buckeyes leader on the court and will have to play up to his All Big Ten awards for the Bucks to be successful in the tournament.
Las Vegas odds makers have Ohio State listed as a 6.5 point favorite with the over/under number set at 131.
Right now the Flyers are not just on a better roll overall than the Buckeyes, but they have done much better at the Vegas window too. Dayton is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and what is more impressive is they are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 non-conference games.
On the other hand Ohio State is 0-6 vs. the spread in their last 6 games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games.
This game could come right down to the final shot. The points look good here.
Pick: Dayton +6.5
Fans can catch this game at 12:00 p.m. EST tomorrow afternoon on CBS nationally and streaming live online at NCAA.com/march-madness.