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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors La Salle Explorers Over Mercer Bears

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away La Salle Explorers taking on the Mercer Bears Thursday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Mercer sat as 2.5-point underdogs over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

La Salle Explorers vs Mercer Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Mercer Bears bring a 5-6 record (4-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-4 Explorers, who are 2-4 ATS. Those OVER/UNDER betting have witnessed Mercer go 5-3 so far and the La Salle Explorers go 5-1.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 306-rated Mercer Bears and the No. 143-ranked La Salle Explorers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

B.J. Johnson went off for 35 points and added 3 rebounds for good measure, leading La Salle to a 84-80 win over Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena.

The Bears endured a 76-74 loss at the hands of the Tigers on Sunday, despite a 24-point effort from Ria'n Holland at Auburn Arena.

Betting Trends
  • La Salle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
  • La Salle is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • La Salle is 2-14 SU in its last 16 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of La Salle's last 5 games on the road

Next Betting Matchups

La Salle at Dayton, Friday, December 30th
Mercer at Kennesaw State, Wednesday, December 28th