La Salle Explorers vs Butler Bulldogs Preview

Butler BulldogsLa Salle Explorers
Jan 23, 7:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Butler Bulldogs vs La Salle Explorers Odds

16-2TEAM RECORD12-5

The La Salle Explorers will try to cover the spread at Tom Gola Arena on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Butler Bulldogs in NCAA basketball action.

The Bulldogs will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 11-5 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Explorers are 6-7 ATS. Butler is 10-5 against the total, while La Salle is 5-6-1 versus the number.

View Butler vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Butler before tip-off in this one found them as 1-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Explorers sit at No. 131 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Bulldogs sit at No. 48 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Bulldogs will win this game 77-75.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature La Salle's No. 259-rated squad against Butler's No. 103-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, La Salle rates No. 83 in the country with 7.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 88 nationally with 7.1 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Butler owns the country's No. 111-rated mark, allowing 66.9 points per game on the highway. La Salle, on the other hand, rates No. 40 in scoring at home.

Butler was a 64-63 winner in its last match at home against Gonzaga. They covered the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Bulldogs grabbed a 64-63 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 20-point effort from Roosevelt Jones at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

La Salle was a 70-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. La Salle got 16 points from Tyrone Garland but lost anyway, 70-63, to Xavier on Saturday at Cintas Center.

Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
After playing Gonzaga are 2-0
After a win are 10-0

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Virginia Commonwealth are 1-1
After playing Xavier are 7-3
After a loss are 6-4

A few Bulldogs at Explorers trends to consider:
Butler is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Butler's last 7 games on the road
La Salle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
La Salle is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
La Salle is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Butler home to Temple, Saturday, January 26
La Salle at Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, January 26

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