Delaware Blue Hens take on Explorers in NCAA basketball test
Delaware Blue Hens vs La Salle Explorers Odds
Tom Gola Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host La Salle Explorers and the visiting Delaware Blue Hens in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Explorers sport records of 0-0 and 0-0 ATS heading into this battle, while the Blue Hens have 0-0 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 0-0 for the Explorers and 0-0 for the Blue Hens.
The Blue Hens were listed as 9.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Explorers sit at No. 101 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Blue Hens sit at No. 113 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Explorers will win this game 2-0.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up La Salle's No. 118 nationally ranked offense (0 points per game) against a Blue Hens defense that sits as the No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Explorers have been averaging 0% from the field, almost the same as the Blue Hens have managed so far this season (0% on average).
Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 1-rated defense on the road, allowing 0 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 67 nationally in scoring at home.
Delaware lost its last outing, a 75-58 result against Butler on March 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 10-point underdog. Jarvis Threatt chucked in a team-high 31 points for Delaware on Wednesday, but they still came up short in losing 75-58 at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Last time out for La Salle, they were a 70-61 loser as they battled Minnesota at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Earl Pettis scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Explorers to a win (they lost 70-61 to Minnesota at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday).
Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Pennsylvania are 3-3
After playing Butler are 0-1
After a loss are 4-6
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Cent Conn State are 3-4
After a loss are 5-5
A few Blue Hens at Explorers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Delaware's last 11 games on the road
Delaware is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Delaware is 6-14 SU in its last 20 games on the road
La Salle is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of La Salle's last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games
Delaware home to Pennsylvania, Monday, November 12
La Salle home to Cent Conn State, Sunday, November 18