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La Salle Explorers vs Dukes College Hoops Game Preview

La Salle ExplorersDuquesne Dukes
8-6January 12, 2014, 02:30 | A.J. Palumbo Center8-5



College hoops betting interest focuses on the Duquesne vs La Salle battle Sunday at A.J. Palumbo Center as the Dukes look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

The Dukes bring a 8-5 record (3-1-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 8-6 Explorers, who are 3-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Duquesne go 3-2 so far and the Explorers go 4-6.

View La Salle Explorers vs Duquesne Dukes Odds and Stats.

The Explorers were listed as -3.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Dukes rated this week at No. 293 and the Explorers sitting at No. 184.

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La Salle was a 76-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against George Washington. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. Sam Mills scored 17 points leading the Explorers to a 76-72 victory over George Washington at Tom Gola Arena on Thursday.

Last time out for Duquesne, they were an 87-81 winner as they battled Fordham at home. They earned a push in the match as a 6-point favorite. Duquesne got 29 points from Ovie Soko en route to an 87-81 victory over Fordham on Wednesday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Duquesne's No. 77-rated squad against La Salle's No. 109-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Duquesne rates No. 90 in the country with 6.92 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 160 nationally with 5.71 per match.

A few Explorers at Dukes trends to consider:
La Salle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
La Salle is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
La Salle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
La Salle is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Duquesne
Duquesne is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duquesne is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Duquesne is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games at home
Duquesne is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing La Salle


Next up:
La Salle home to Rhode Island, Wednesday, January 15th
Duquesne at Saint Joseph's, Wednesday, January 15th

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