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La Salle Explorers vs Siena Saints Odds
The visiting La Salle Explorers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Times Union Center against the Siena Saints.
Siena will face the 8-2 Explorers, who own a 4-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Saints are 1-3 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Explorers are 3-2 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to side with Siena in this one found them as 9.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 154-rated La Salle taking on the No. 226-rated Saints in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 75-60 win for the Explorers on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Siena has the nation's No. 323-rated offensive output, at 58.4 PPG. The visiting Explorers defense ranks No. 182 allowing on average 66.4 PPG. The Saints FG% has averaged 39.4% so far, less than the Explorers marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.5% per game.
Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 30-rated defense on the road, allowing 60.2 points per game. Siena, meanwhile, comes in at No. 338 nationally in scoring at home.
La Salle was a 100-71 winner in their most recent outing at home against Sacred Heart. La Salle cruised to victory on Saturday, running Sacred Heart out of the gym and running up a 100-71 score at Tom Gola Arena.
Siena lost its last outing, an 81-75 result against Fordham on December 23. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Saints endured an 81-75 loss at the hands of the Rams on Sunday, despite a 21-point effort from Rob Poole at Rose Hill Gym.
La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
Siena Saints Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Iona are 6-4
After playing Fordham are 5-3
After a loss are 3-7
A few Explorers at Saints trends to consider:
La Salle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Siena is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
Siena is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
La Salle at Miami, Wednesday, January 2
Siena home to Iona, Friday, January 4