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Boston University TerriersLa Salle Explorers
Dec 29, 7:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Boston University Terriers vs La Salle Explorers Odds

4-8TEAM RECORD8-4

The Explorers hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Boston University Terriers pay a visit to Tom Gola Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

La Salle will face the 4-8 Terriers, who own a 4-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Explorers are 3-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Terriers are 2-2 favoring the OVER.

View Boston University vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 286-rated Boston University taking on the No. 73-rated Explorers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 80-61 win for the Explorers on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Terriers is ranked No. 244 in NCAA hoops at 33.8 per game. Contrast that with La Salle’s No. 169 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, La Salle is the No. 37-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Boston University rates No. 179 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Boston University features the nation's No. 136-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.1 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 145 nationally in scoring at home.

Boston University was a 75-61 loser in its last match at home against Bucknell. Darryl Partin scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Terriers to a win (they lost 75-61 to Bucknell at Case Gymnasium on Thursday).

La Salle won its last outing, an 85-59 result against Cent Conn State on December 22. The Explorers blew out Cent Conn State on Thursday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 85-59 win at Detrick Gymnasium.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Hartford are 2-0
After playing Cent Conn State are 3-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Terriers at Explorers trends to consider:
La Salle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
La Salle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Boston University at Quinnipiac, Saturday, December 31
La Salle home to Hartford, Saturday, December 31

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