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La Salle favored by -11 against Duquesne on Saturday

Duquesne Dukes La Salle Explorers
10-9 February 01, 2014, 04:00 | Tom Gola Arena 11-9



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.

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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