La Salle favored by 3 against Saint Joseph's on Saturday
Saint Joseph's Hawks vs La Salle Explorers Odds
Saint Joseph's travels to La Salle on Saturday, hoping to boost its 14-9 record with a victory over the Explorers.
The Explorers sport records of 17-6 and 9-10 ATS heading into this battle, while the Hawks have 14-9 and 9-11 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 6-11-1 for the Explorers and 8-10 for the Hawks.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Explorers as 3-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 81-rated Explorers and the No. 84-ranked Hawks, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 75-71 result in favor of the Explorers.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits La Salle's No. 71-ranked offense, averaging 72.1 PPG, against a Hawks defense that ranks No. 132 at 64.6 PPG. The Explorers field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, almost the same as the Hawks marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Saint Joseph's owns the country's No. 92-rated mark, allowing 66.2 points per game on the highway. La Salle, on the other hand, rates No. 68 in scoring at home.
Saint Joseph's won its last outing, a 61-55 result against Richmond on February 13. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Hawks got 17 points from Carl Jones as Saint Joseph's ran past Richmond 61-55 on Wednesday at Hagan Arena.
La Salle was a 69-66 winner in their most recent outing on the road against St. Bonaventure. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. The Explorers grabbed a 69-66 win over the Bonnies on Wednesday, behind a 23-point effort from Ramon Galloway at Reilly Center.
Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing George Washington are 6-4
After playing Richmond are 7-3
After a win are 4-6
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Temple are 7-3
After playing St. Bonaventure are 6-4
After a win are 6-4
A few Hawks at Explorers trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against La Salle
Saint Joseph's is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against La Salle
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of La Salle's last 5 games at home
La Salle is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
La Salle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of La Salle's last 6 games
Saint Joseph's home to George Washington, Saturday, February 23
La Salle at Temple, Thursday, February 21