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College Basketball Matchup - Saint Joseph's Hawks La Salle Explorers Odds Preview

La Salle ExplorersSaint Joseph's Hawks
Feb 4, 12:00 PM | Hagan Arena

La Salle Explorers vs Saint Joseph's Hawks Odds


The Hawks will try to cover the spread at Hagan Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the La Salle Explorers in college basketball action.

The Hawks sport records of 14-9 and 13-7 ATS heading into this battle, while the Explorers have 17-6 and 12-4-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 8-11 for the Hawks and 9-8 for the Explorers.

View La Salle vs Saint Josephs Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Saint Joseph's in this one will find them as 1.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 67 (Hawks) and the No. 75 (Explorers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-74 result in favor of the Explorers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Saint Joseph's's No. 95 nationally ranked offense (71.9 points per game) against a Explorers defense that sits as the No. 120 at 64.7 PPG. The Hawks have been averaging 47.4% from the field, less than the Explorers have managed so far this season (47.7% on average).

Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 114-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.7 points per game. Saint Joseph's, meanwhile, comes in at No. 158 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, La Salle was an 85-72 winner at home against Charlotte. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Explorers grabbed an 85-72 win over the 49ers on Wednesday, behind a 22-point effort from Tyreek Duren at Tom Gola Arena.

Saint Joseph's won its last outing, a 70-60 result against Richmond on February 1. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. Carl Jones scored 16 points leading the Hawks to a 70-60 victory over Richmond at Robins Center on Wednesday.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Richmond are 5-5
After playing Charlotte are 1-5
After a win are 8-2

Saint Joseph's Hawks Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Saint Louis are 5-2
After playing Richmond are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Explorers at Hawks trends to consider:
La Salle is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Saint Joseph's
La Salle is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Saint Joseph's
Saint Joseph's is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Joseph's last 6 games
Saint Joseph's is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against La Salle
Saint Joseph's is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games when playing La Salle

Next up:
La Salle at Richmond, Wednesday, February 8
Saint Joseph's home to Saint Louis, Wednesday, February 8