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College Basketball Matchup - La Salle Explorers Hartford Hawks Odds Preview

Hartford HawksLa Salle Explorers
Dec 31, 2:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Hartford Hawks vs La Salle Explorers Odds


The La Salle Explorers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Hartford Hawks at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday in NCAAB play.

The Explorers bring a 9-4 record (6-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 0-11 Hawks, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed La Salle go 3-5 so far and the Hawks go 0-0.

View Hartford vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Explorers, most recently No. 73 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Hawks, who rate No. 341 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-55 victory for the Explorers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 320 in NCAA hoops at 30.7 per game. Contrast that with La Salle’s No. 157 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, La Salle is the No. 39-ranked team in the country at 8.3 per game, while Hartford rates No. 47 at 8.2 per game.

Defensively, Hartford features the nation's No. 266-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.2 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 156 nationally in scoring at home.

Hartford was an 89-86 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Marist. Nate Sikma scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Hawks to a win (they lost 89-86 to Marist at McCann Field House on Wednesday).

La Salle was a 70-53 winner in its last match at home against Boston University. La Salle got 23 points from Tyreek Duren en route to a 70-53 victory over Boston University on Thursday at Tom Gola Arena.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-4
Before playing Xavier are 5-5
After playing Boston University are 1-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Hawks at Explorers trends to consider:
La Salle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
La Salle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games

Next up:
Hartford at Albany, Monday, January 2
La Salle home to Xavier, Wednesday, January 4