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La Salle Explorers visit Duquesne Dukes in NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Duquesne Dukes will look to improve on a 12-5 record on Saturday when they host the La Salle Explorers in NCAA basketball betting odds action at A.J. Palumbo Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The La Salle Explorers opened as 0-point in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

La Salle Explorers vs Duquesne Dukes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Duquesne Dukes currently sport a 12-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-4 ATS. The La Salle Explorers are 7-10 and 7-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Duquesne Dukes produce a 2-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the La Salle Explorers have gone 10-6 against the totals betting line.

This game puts the Duquesne Dukes, most recently No. 85 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the La Salle Explorers, who rate No. 137 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and La Salle is ranked No. 193 in NCAA basketball at 34.59 per game. Contrast that with Duquesne's No. 88 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duquesne is the No. 112-ranked team in the country at 8.18 per game, while La Salle rates No. 164 at 7.24 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Explorers wasted a 30-point performance from Pookie Powell in losing to UMass 86-79 on Wednesday at Mullins Center.

Mike Lewis II scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Dukes to a win (they lost 78-67 to VCU at Siegel Center on Tuesday).

Betting Trends
  • La Salle is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • La Salle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • La Salle is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Duquesne
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of La Salle's last 5 games when playing Duquesne
  • Duquesne is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Duquesne is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Duquesne's last 5 games
  • Duquesne is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

La Salle home to Fordham, Wednesday, January 17th
Duquesne at Saint Louis, Wednesday, January 17th