Sacred Heart Pioneers vs La Salle Explorers Odds
The La Salle Explorers hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Sacred Heart Pioneers pay a visit to Tom Gola Arena on the college basketball betting menu.
The Explorers currently sports a 7-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2 ATS. The Pioneers are 2-7 and 0-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Explorers produce a 3-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Pioneers have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Explorers sit at No. 187 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pioneers sit at No. 282 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Explorers will win this game 77-62.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up La Salle's No. 89 nationally ranked offense (72.6 points per game) against a Pioneers defense that sits as the No. 311 at 74.8 PPG. The Explorers have been averaging 44.4% from the field, more than the Pioneers have managed so far this season (42.9% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Sacred Heart owns the country's No. 179-rated mark, allowing 70.6 points per game on the highway. La Salle, on the other hand, rates No. 71 in scoring at home.
Last time out for Sacred Heart, they were a 64-59 loser as they battled Stony Brook at home. Sacred Heart suffered a 64-59 loss against Stony Brook on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Shane Gibson in a losing effort at Pitt Center.
Last time out for La Salle, they were an 88-74 winner as they battled Iona at home. They covered in the match as a 6-point favorite. The Explorers got a terrific 26-point effort from Tyrone Garland as La Salle defeated Ionan 88-74 on Thursday at Tom Gola Arena.
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After a win are 6-4
A few Pioneers at Explorers trends to consider:
La Salle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
La Salle is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games at home
Sacred Heart at George Washington, Sunday, December 30
La Salle at Siena, Saturday, December 29