La Salle Explorers take on Friars in NCAA basketball test

La Salle Explorers Providence Friars
3-2 November 24, 2013, 09:30 | Virgin Islands Sport 5-0



The La Salle Explorers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Friars in Providence at Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center on Sunday in college basketball action.

The Friars bring a 5-0 record (3-1-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-2 Explorers, who are 1-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Providence go 1-4 so far and the Explorers go 2-2.

View La Salle Explorers vs Providence Friars Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Providence Friars as -4.5-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

This game puts the Friars, most recently No. 20 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Explorers, who rate No. 201 in the latest survey.

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Last time out for La Salle, they were a 78-59 winner as they battled Morgan State at home. They covered in the match as a 10-point favorite. Tyrone Garland scored 25 points for La Salle on Friday, leading the Explorers to a 78-59 win over Morgan State at Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center.

Last time out for Providence, they were a 67-60 winner as they battled Vanderbilt on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 7-point favorite. Providence earned a 67-60 victory over Vanderbilt on Friday, getting 15 points from Tyler Harris at Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Explorers rank No. 128 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.6 per game. That compares with Providence’s No. 79 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Providence is college basketball's No. 125-ranked team at 6 per game, while the Explorers rate No. 131 with 6 per game.

Next up:
La Salle home to Hartford, Wednesday, December 4th
Providence at Fairfield, Friday, November 29th
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