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Dukes face La Salle Explorers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

James Madison DukesLa Salle Explorers
Nov 19, 3:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

James Madison Dukes vs La Salle Explorers Odds


The Explorers will try to cover the spread at Tom Gola Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the James Madison Dukes in college basketball action.

The Explorers sit at 1-1 (1-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Dukes are currently 1-0 (0-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? La Salle is 0-1 OU, and James Madison is 1-0 OU.

View James Madison vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, La Salle sat as 4.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 145 (Explorers) and the No. 132 (Dukes) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 83-82 result in favor of the Explorers has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Dukes is ranked No. 48 in NCAA hoops at 42 per game. Contrast that with La Salle’s No. 94 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, La Salle is the No. 43-ranked team in the country at 8.5 per game, while James Madison rates No. 105 at 7 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, James Madison owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. La Salle, on the other hand, rates No. 111 in scoring at home.

James Madison won its last outing, an 82-73 result against Canisius on November 13. They failed to cover in that game as a 12-point favorite. James Madison got 26 points from Humpty Hitchens en route to an 82-73 victory over Canisius on Sunday at JMU Center.

Last time out for La Salle, they were a 76-69 loser as they battled Villanova on the road. They covered in the match as a 15-point underdog. The Explorers endured a 76-69 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Tuesday, despite a 24-point effort from Tyreek Duren at Villanova Pavilion.

James Madison Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Canisius are 1-0
After a win are 5-5

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Villanova are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Dukes at Explorers trends to consider:
James Madison is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road

Next up:
James Madison home to Robert Morris, Tuesday, November 22
La Salle at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, November 22