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Explorers face Pennsylvania Quakers: NCAAB odds preview and stats

La Salle ExplorersPennsylvania Quakers
Jan 10, 7:00 PM | The Palestra

La Salle Explorers vs Pennsylvania Quakers Odds


The La Salle Explorers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Quakers in Pennsylvania at The Palestra on Tuesday in college basketball action.

The Quakers currently sports a 7-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-4 ATS. The Explorers are 12-4 and 8-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Quakers produce a 8-3 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Explorers have gone 5-5 against the number.

View La Salle vs Pennsylvania Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Explorers listed as 4.5-point favorites

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 80-rated La Salle taking on the No. 270-rated Quakers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 81-67 win for the Explorers on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Pennsylvania has the nation's No. 185-rated offensive output, at 68 PPG. The visiting Explorers defense ranks No. 83 allowing on average 62.9 PPG. The Quakers FG% has averaged 44.1% so far, less than the Explorers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 81-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.8 points per game. Pennsylvania, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.

La Salle was an 82-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Massachusetts. They covered the 5.5–point spread as favorites. The Explorers grabbed an 82-75 win over the Minutemen on Sunday, behind a 19-point effort from Earl Pettis at Tom Gola Arena.

Pennsylvania was a 78-73 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Lafayette. Zack Rosen scored 24 points leading the Quakers to a 78-73 victory over Lafayette at Kirby Center on Wednesday.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Dayton are 4-6
After playing Massachusetts are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Pennsylvania Quakers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Columbia are 6-4
After playing Lafayette are 5-5
After a win are 3-7

A few Explorers at Quakers trends to consider:
La Salle is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pennsylvania's last 7 games when playing La Salle
Pennsylvania is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing La Salle
Pennsylvania is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against La Salle
Pennsylvania is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing La Salle

Next up:
La Salle at Dayton, Saturday, January 14
Pennsylvania at Columbia, Friday, January 13