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Black Knights visit La Salle Explorers in college basketball clash

Army Black KnightsLa Salle Explorers
Dec 10, 2:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Army Black Knights vs La Salle Explorers Odds

3-6TEAM RECORD6-3

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Tom Gola Arena Saturday as host La Salle looks to handle the Army Black Knights in NCAAB action.

La Salle will face the 3-6 Black Knights, who own a 0-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Explorers are 3-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Black Knights are 2-0 favoring the OVER.

View Army vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 82-ranked Explorers and the No. 250-rated Black Knights in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 80-70 win for the Explorers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features La Salle's No. 83-ranked scoring average of 74.4 PPG, against a Black Knights defense rated No. 146 and allowing 65.4 PPG. The Explorers FG% has averaged 45.1% to date this season, more than the Black Knights shooters have managed so far (41.9% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Army owns the country's No. 149-rated mark, allowing 69.2 points per game on the highway. La Salle, on the other hand, rates No. 146 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Army was a 59-56 loser on the road against Marist. The Black Knights endured a 59-56 loss at the hands of the Red Foxes on Wednesday, despite a 13-point effort from Ella Ellis at McCann Field House.

Last time out for La Salle, they were an 89-51 winner as they battled Towson on the road. They covered in the match as a 14.5-point favorite. The battle between the Explorers and Tigers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Towson was handed an 89-51 defeat on Wednesday at Towson Center.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Delaware are 1-1
After playing Towson are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

A few Black Knights at Explorers trends to consider:
La Salle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
La Salle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Army home to Texas-Pan American, Sunday, December 18
La Salle at Delaware, Monday, December 19

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