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Bucknell Bison vs La Salle Explorers Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

La Salle ExplorersBucknell Bison
Dec 15, 7:00 PM | Sojka Pavilion

La Salle Explorers vs Bucknell Bison Odds


The Bucknell Bison will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the La Salle Explorers at Sojka Pavilion on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.

The Explorers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 3-2 ATS against the number this season, while the Bison are 1-0 ATS. La Salle is 2-2 on the totals; Bucknell is 1-0.

View La Salle vs Bucknell Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Bison, most recently No. 91 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Explorers, who rate No. 201 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-73 victory for the Bison.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Explorers rank No. 302 in NCAA Division 1 with 31.6 per game. That compares with Bucknell’s No. 142 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Bucknell is college basketball's No. 292-ranked team at 4.6 per game, while the Explorers rate No. 29 with 8.3 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, La Salle owns the country's No. 20-rated mark, allowing 55.7 points per game on the highway. Bucknell, on the other hand, rates No. 256 in scoring at home.

La Salle won its last outing, a 66-64 result against Northeastern on December 8. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point favorite. The Explorers grabbed a 66-64 win over the Huskies on Saturday, behind a 24-point effort from Ramon Galloway at Matthews Arena.

Bucknell was a 76-60 winner in its last match at home against Kent State. Mike Muscala went off for 27 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Bucknell over Kent State, 76-60, on Tuesday at Sojka Pavilion.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Northeastern are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Explorers at Bison trends to consider:
La Salle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Next up:
La Salle home to Iona, Thursday, December 20
Bucknell at St. Francis PA, Monday, December 17