La Salle favored by -11 against Duquesne on Saturday

Duquesne DukesLa Salle Explorers
10-9February 01, 2014, 04:00 | Tom Gola Arena11-9

Duquesne travels to La Salle on Saturday, hoping to boost its 10-9 record with a victory over the Explorers.

The Explorers bring a 11-9 record (4-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-9 Dukes, who are 6-2-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed La Salle go 6-10 so far and the Dukes go 6-4.

View Duquesne Dukes vs La Salle Explorers Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Dukes were listed as 11-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Explorers at No. 207 and the Dukes at No. 230 heading into this contest.


Last time out for Duquesne, they were a 71-64 winner as they battled NJIT on the road. Duquesne got 25 points from Ovie Soko en route to a 71-64 victory over NJIT on Wednesday at Fleisher Center.

La Salle lost its last outing, a 69-47 result against George Washington on January 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. La Salle was run off the court by the Colonials on Wednesday as George Washington routed them 69-47 at Charles E. Smith Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features La Salle's No. 181-ranked scoring average of 69.7 PPG, against a Dukes defense rated No. 224 and allowing 75.47 PPG. The Explorers FG% has averaged 41.51% to date this season, less than the Dukes shooters have managed so far (45.22% per game).

A few Dukes at Explorers trends to consider:
Duquesne is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Duquesne is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Duquesne is 5-15 SU in its last 20 games on the road
Duquesne is 7-14 SU in its last 21 games when playing La Salle
La Salle is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games
La Salle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
La Salle is 14-7 SU in its last 21 games when playing Duquesne

Next up:
Duquesne at George Washington, Wednesday, February 5th
La Salle at Massachusetts, Wednesday, February 5th