La Salle Explorers vs Miami Hurricanes Odds
The Miami Hurricanes will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the La Salle Explorers at BankUnited Center in NCAA basketball action.
Miami will face the 9-2 Explorers, who own a 5-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 0-6 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Explorers are 3-3 favoring the OVER.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Miami sat as 6.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hurricanes - Explorers odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Miami is rated No. 20 in the current Odds Shark poll, while La Salle is at No. 159. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 78-76 win for the Explorers.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Miami's No. 156 nationally ranked offense (68.8 points per game) against a Explorers defense that sits as the No. 157 at 65.1 PPG. The Hurricanes have been averaging 45.3% from the field, less than the Explorers have managed so far this season (45.9% on average).
Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 15-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.6 points per game. Miami, meanwhile, comes in at No. 226 nationally in scoring at home.
La Salle was an 80-52 winner in its last match on the road against Siena. They covered the 10.5-point spread as favorites. The Explorers blew out Siena on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 80-52 win at Times Union Center.
In their last action, Miami was a 57-55 loser at home against Indiana State. They failed to cover the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Miami suffered a 57-55 loss against Indiana State on Tuesday, getting 13 points from Kenny Kadji in a losing effort at Stan Sheriff Center.
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Pennsylvania are 5-5
After a win are 7-3
Miami Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia Tech are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3
A few Explorers at Hurricanes trends to consider:
La Salle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
Miami is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
La Salle home to Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 5
Miami at Georgia Tech, Saturday, January 5