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La Salle Explorers vs Northeastern Huskies Preview

Northeastern HuskiesLa Salle Explorers
Nov 30, 7:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Northeastern Huskies vs La Salle Explorers Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Tom Gola Arena Wednesday as host La Salle looks to handle the Northeastern Huskies in NCAAB action.

Supporters of the Huskies have watched them go 3-1 and 2-1 ATS on the year, while the Explorers are at 3-3 and 4-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Explorers are 2-3, while the Huskies have a 2-1 mark.

View Northeastern vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, La Salle sat as 5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Explorers, most recently No. 161 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 139 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-74 victory for the Explorers.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and La Salle has the nation's No. 111-rated offensive output, at 72.5 PPG. The visiting Huskies defense ranks No. 220 allowing on average 69.5 PPG. The Explorers FG% has averaged 42.4% so far, less than the Huskies marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.9% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Northeastern owns the country's No. 224-rated mark, allowing 73.7 points per game on the highway. La Salle, on the other hand, rates No. 162 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Northeastern, they were a 78-64 winner as they battled St. John's on the road. They covered in the match as a 9-point underdog. Joel Smith scored 29 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Northeastern on Saturday, leading the Huskies to a 78-64 victory over St. John's at Carnesecca Arena.

In their last action, La Salle was an 82-70 winner at home against Rider. They covered the 8.5–point spread as favorites. The Explorers grabbed an 82-70 win over the Broncs on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Ramon Galloway at The Palestra.

Northeastern Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Old Dominion are 5-4
After a win are 4-6

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Bucknell are 2-2
After playing Rider are 0-3
After a win are 3-7

A few Huskies at Explorers trends to consider:
Northeastern is 5-14 SU in its last 19 games on the road
La Salle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Northeastern home to Old Dominion, Saturday, December 3
La Salle home to Bucknell, Saturday, December 3

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