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La Salle Explorers home to St. Bonaventure Bonnies in NCAA Basketball betting action

St. Bonaventure BonniesLa Salle Explorers
16-11February 26, 2014, 07:00 | Tom Gola Arena12-14

The La Salle Explorers will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the St. Bonaventure Bonnies at Tom Gola Arena in NCAA basketball action.

La Salle will face the 16-11 Bonnies, who own a 14-11 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Explorers are 8-14 on the OU so far this season while the Bonnies are 9-15.

View St. Bonaventure Bonnies vs La Salle Explorers Odds and Stats.

La Salle opened as -2-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Explorers at No. 243 and the Bonnies at No. 99 heading into this contest.

St. Bonaventure lost its last outing, an 87-78 result against Rhode Island on February 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 11-point favorite. The Bonnies endured an 87-78 loss at the hands of the Rams on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Youssou Ndoye at Reilly Center.

La Salle was a 62-49 loser in its last match on the road against Richmond. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Tyreek Duren went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Richmond handed La Salle a 62-49 defeat at Robins Center.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features La Salle's No. 202-ranked scoring average of 67.73 PPG, against a Bonnies defense rated No. 116 and allowing 68.96 PPG. The Explorers FG% has averaged 40.74% to date this season, less than the Bonnies shooters have managed so far (45.9% per game).

A few Bonnies at Explorers trends to consider:
St. Bonaventure is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
St. Bonaventure is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
St. Bonaventure is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Bonaventure's last 8 games on the road
La Salle is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 games
La Salle is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of La Salle's last 7 games
La Salle is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
St. Bonaventure home to Saint Joseph's, Saturday, March 1st
La Salle at Fordham, Saturday, March 1st