La Salle favored by 3 against Rider on Thursday
La Salle Explorers vs Rider Broncs Odds
La Salle pays a visit to Rider on Thursday, hoping to send the Broncs to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Alumni Gymnasium.
Supporters of the Explorers have watched them go 3-1 and 1-1 ATS on the year, while the Broncs are at 4-3 and 2-3 ATS. In totals betting, the Broncs are 0-1, while the Explorers have a 1-0 mark.
Bettors looking to side with Rider in this one found them as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Broncs - Explorers odds would favor the Broncs if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rider is rated No. 97 in the current Odds Shark poll, while La Salle is at No. 246. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-73 win for the Explorers.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Rider has the nation's No. 136-rated offensive output, at 70.9 PPG. The visiting Explorers defense ranks No. 211 allowing on average 68 PPG. The Broncs FG% has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Explorers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, La Salle owns the country's No. 26-rated mark, allowing 51 points per game on the highway. Rider, on the other hand, rates No. 288 in scoring at home.
La Salle won its last outing, a 77-74 result against Villanova on November 25. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Ramon Galloway went off for 26 points and added 4 rebounds, leading La Salle over Villanova, 77-74, on Sunday at Villanova Pavilion.
Rider won its last outing, a 74-60 result against Wisc-Milwaukee on November 25. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point underdog. Evan Richard scored 11 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 74-60 to Rider at Puerto Vallarta ICC on Sunday).
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
After playing Villanova are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Rider Broncs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 5-4
After a win are 5-5
A few Explorers at Broncs trends to consider:
Rider is 9-2 SU in its last 11 games at home
La Salle home to Penn State, Wednesday, December 5
Rider at Drexel, Saturday, December 1