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La Salle favored by 9.5 against George Washington on Wednesday

George Washington ColonialsLa Salle Explorers
March 6, 7:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

George Washington Colonials vs La Salle Explorers Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD20-7

Tom Gola Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host La Salle Explorers and the visiting George Washington Colonials in college hoops action on Wednesday.

This season, the Explorers are 20-7 overall and 12-11 ATS ATS, while the Colonials are 12-15 and 11-11-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, La Salle boasts a 10-11-1 on the OU, and George Washington is 12-7-1.

View George Washington vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Colonials were listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Explorers sit at No. 95 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Colonials sit at No. 100 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Explorers will win this game 75-68.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features La Salle's No. 55-ranked scoring average of 73.2 PPG, against a Colonials defense rated No. 114 and allowing 63.9 PPG. The Explorers FG% has averaged 44.7% to date this season, more than the Colonials shooters have managed so far (43.8% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, George Washington owns the country's No. 106-rated mark, allowing 66.6 points per game on the highway. La Salle, on the other hand, rates No. 46 in scoring at home.

Last time out for George Washington, they were a 66-58 loser as they battled Saint Louis at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 5.5-point underdog. George Washington suffered a 66-58 loss against Saint Louis on Saturday, getting 14 points from Kevin Larsen in a losing effort at Charles E. Smith Center.

La Salle won its last outing, a 97-64 result against Duquesne on March 2. They covered in that game as a 16-point favorite. The Explorers blew out Duquesne on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 97-64 win at Tom Gola Arena.

George Washington Colonials Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Dayton are 3-7
After playing Saint Louis are 4-5
After a loss are 5-5

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Saint Louis are 4-5
After playing Duquesne are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

A few Colonials at Explorers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of George Washington's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of George Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against La Salle
George Washington is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games on the road
George Washington is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
La Salle is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home
La Salle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of La Salle's last 7 games when playing at home against George Washington
The total has gone OVER in 4 of La Salle's last 5 games

Next up:
George Washington home to Dayton, Saturday, March 9
La Salle at Saint Louis, Saturday, March 9