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La Salle Explorers

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Temple Owls
Saturday, December 06, 2014 12:00 PM ET
Palestra

The Temple Owls will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Saturday when they play host to the La Salle Explorers at Palestra in NCAA basketball odds action.

La Salle Explorers vs Temple Owls Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Temple Owls betting line as -2-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

La Salle Explorers vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The La Salle Explorers will look to cover the spread vs the Temple Owls on Saturday, as the Explorers are 2-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Owls are 1-5 ATS. La Salle is 2-0-1 against the total, while Temple is 0-4 versus the total betting line.

The Owls - Explorers odds would favor the Explorers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Temple is rated No. 215 in the current Odds Shark poll, while La Salle is at No. 187.

How La Salle Explorers vs Temple Owls Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Temple's No. 231-ranked scoring average of 61.14 PPG, against a La Salle Explorers defense rated No. 96 and allowing 62.29 PPG. The Temple Owls FG% has averaged 36.08% to date this season, less than the La Salle Explorers shooters have managed so far (38.77% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Explorers endured a 84-70 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Wednesday, despite a 19-point effort from Jerrell Wright at Tom Gola Arena.

Quenton DeCosey scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Owls to a win (they lost 58-56 to Saint Joseph's at Hagan Arena on Wednesday).

La Salle Explorers vs Temple Owls Betting Odds Trends

La Salle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Temple
La Salle is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games when playing Temple
The total has gone OVER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games when playing Temple
Temple is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games
Temple is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing La Salle
Temple is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing La Salle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games when playing La Salle

Next Betting Matchups

La Salle at Drexel, Saturday, December 13th
Temple at Towson, Wednesday, December 10th

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