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La Salle Explorers vs Saint Louis Billikens Preview

Saint Louis BillikensLa Salle Explorers
21-2February 08, 2014, 05:00 | Tom Gola Arena12-10



The Saint Louis Billikens will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Explorers in La Salle at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday in college basketball action.

La Salle battles the Billikens, currently sitting with a 21-2 mark (9-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-11 for the Explorers and 7-13 for the Billikens.

View Saint Louis Billikens vs La Salle Explorers Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Explorers installed as 3.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 16-rated Saint Louis taking on the No. 141-rated Explorers in this contest.

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In their last action, Saint Louis was a 65-49 winner on the road against Saint Joseph's. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Saint Louis got 17 points from Rob Loe en route to a 65-49 victory over Saint Joseph's on Wednesday at Hagan Arena.

La Salle lost its last outing, a 79-67 result against Massachusetts on February 5. They failed to cover in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. The Explorers endured a 79-67 loss at the hands of the Minutemen on Wednesday, despite a 16-point effort from Jerrell Wright at Mullins Center.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature La Salle's No. 102-rated squad against Saint Louis's No. 65-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, La Salle rates No. 168 in the country with 5.68 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 139 nationally with 5.96 per match.

A few Billikens at Explorers trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Saint Louis's last 10 games
Saint Louis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Saint Louis's last 7 games on the road
La Salle is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
La Salle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games
La Salle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Saint Louis home to Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, February 15th
La Salle at Saint Joseph's, Saturday, February 15th

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