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George Washington Colonials visit La Salle Explorers in college basketball clash

George Washington ColonialsLa Salle Explorers
12-2January 09, 2014, 08:00 | Tom Gola Arena7-6

Tom Gola Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host La Salle Explorers and the visiting George Washington Colonials in college hoops action on Thursday.

The Explorers sport a record of 7-6 and 2-8 ATS heading into this battle, while the Colonials have 12-2 and 6-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 3-6 for the Explorers and 3-5 for the Colonials.

View George Washington Colonials vs La Salle Explorers Odds and Stats.

The Colonials were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Explorers rated this week at No. 184 and the Colonials sitting at No. 99.

George Washington won its last outing, a 73-55 result against Georgia on January 3. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Kethan Savage scored 18 points leading the Colonials to a 73-55 victory over Georgia at Charles E. Smith Center on Friday.

La Salle won its last outing, a 76-57 result against Pennsylvania on January 4. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point favorite. La Salle got 21 points from Jerrell Wright en route to a 76-57 victory over Pennsylvania on Saturday at Palestra.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature La Salle's No. 86-rated squad against George Washington's No. 112-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, La Salle rates No. 180 in the country with 5.46 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 145 nationally with 5.86 per match.

A few Colonials at Explorers trends to consider:
George Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
George Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
George Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
George Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing La Salle
La Salle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
La Salle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
La Salle is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing George Washington
La Salle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing George Washington

Next up:
George Washington home to Rhode Island, Saturday, January 11th
La Salle at Duquesne, Sunday, January 12th