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La Salle Explorers visit Saint Louis Billikens in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

La Salle ExplorersSaint Louis Billikens
March 9, 1:30 PM | Chaifetz Arena

La Salle Explorers vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds

21-7TEAM RECORD23-6

Chaifetz Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Saint Louis Billikens and the visiting La Salle Explorers in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Billikens sit at 23-6 (17-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Explorers are currently 21-7 (13-11 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Saint Louis is 12-12-1 OU, and La Salle is 11-11-1 OU.

View La Salle vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Billikens were listed as 7.5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 95-rated La Salle taking on the No. 72-rated Billikens in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-75 win for the Billikens on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Saint Louis's No. 147-ranked offense, averaging 68.6 PPG, against a Explorers defense that ranks No. 144 at 65.4 PPG. The Billikens field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Explorers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, La Salle owns the country's No. 93-rated mark, allowing 66 points per game on the highway. Saint Louis, on the other hand, rates No. 178 in scoring at home.

La Salle won its last outing, an 84-70 result against George Washington on March 6. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. The Colonials were burned for 29 points by Ramon Galloway on Wednesday as the Explorers put another game in the win column, 84-70, at Tom Gola Arena.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 77-66 loser on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Billikens endured a 77-66 loss at the hands of the Musketeers on Wednesday, despite a 17-point effort from Kwamain Mitchell at Cintas Center.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing George Washington are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Xavier are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

A few Explorers at Billikens trends to consider:
La Salle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of La Salle's last 7 games on the road
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Saint Louis is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Saint Louis's last 6 games at home
Saint Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing La Salle