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NCAA hoops odds preview - Xavier vs. La Salle

Xavier MusketeersLa Salle Explorers
Jan 4, 6:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Xavier Musketeers vs La Salle Explorers Odds

9-4TEAM RECORD10-4

The visiting Musketeers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Wednesday as they look to cover the spread at Tom Gola Arena against the La Salle Explorers.

The Explorers bring a 10-4 record (6-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-4 Musketeers, who are 4-7 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed La Salle go 3-5 so far and the Musketeers go 5-6.

View Xavier vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
La Salle opened as 1.5-point underdogs in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Explorers, most recently No. 135 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Musketeers, who rate No. 27 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-74 victory for the Explorers.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature La Salle's No. 157-rated squad against Xavier's No. 49-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, La Salle rates No. 37 in the country with 8.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 302 nationally with 4.6 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Xavier owns the country's No. 190-rated mark, allowing 71.7 points per game on the highway. La Salle, on the other hand, rates No. 155 in scoring at home.

Xavier was a 72-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against Gonzaga. They failed to cover the 3–point spread as favorites. The Musketeers endured a 72-65 loss at the hands of the Bulldogs on Saturday, despite a 15-point effort from Mark Lyons at Cintas Center.

La Salle was a 73-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against Hartford. La Salle earned a 73-55 victory over Hartford on Saturday, getting 19 points from Ramon Galloway at Tom Gola Arena.

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Fordham are 8-2
After playing Gonzaga are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Massachusetts are 4-6
After playing Hartford are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Musketeers at Explorers trends to consider:
Xavier is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Xavier is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against La Salle
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Xavier's last 9 games on the road
La Salle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
La Salle is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of La Salle's last 5 games when playing Xavier
La Salle is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing at home against Xavier

Next up:
Xavier at Fordham, Saturday, January 7
La Salle home to Massachusetts, Sunday, January 8

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