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Explorers vs Dukes College Hoops Game Preview

La Salle ExplorersDuquesne Dukes
Jan 28, 7:00 PM | A.J. Palumbo Center

La Salle Explorers vs Duquesne Dukes Odds


La Salle pays a visit to Duquesne on Saturday, hoping to send the Dukes to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Supporters of the Explorers have watched them go 15-6 and 10-4-1 ATS on the year, while the Dukes are at 12-8 and 9-7-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Dukes are 8-9, while the Explorers have a 8-7 mark.

View La Salle vs Duquesne Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Duquesne sat as 2.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Dukes sit at No. 258 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Explorers sit at No. 67 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Explorers will win this game 82-74.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Duquesne's No. 50-ranked offense, averaging 74.6 PPG, against a Explorers defense that ranks No. 104 at 64.1 PPG. The Dukes field goal percentage has averaged 45.8% so far, less than the Explorers marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.3% per game.

Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 114-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. Duquesne, meanwhile, comes in at No. 38 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, La Salle was a 78-63 winner at home against George Washington. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Ramon Galloway scored 28 points for La Salle on Wednesday, leading the Explorers to a 78-63 win over George Washington at Tom Gola Arena.

In their last action, Duquesne was a 68-41 loser on the road against Saint Louis. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as underdogs. Duquesne was run off the court by the Billikens on Saturday as Saint Louis routed them 68-41 at Chaifetz Arena.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 4-2
After playing George Washington are 1-9
After a win are 8-2

Duquesne Dukes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Dayton are 7-3
After playing Saint Louis are 3-6
After a loss are 9-1

A few Explorers at Dukes trends to consider:
La Salle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Duquesne
La Salle is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Duquesne is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Duquesne's last 5 games
Duquesne is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing La Salle
Duquesne is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games

Next up:
La Salle home to Charlotte, Wednesday, February 1
Duquesne at Dayton, Wednesday, February 1