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La Salle Explorers take on Rams in NCAA Basketball Betting

La Salle Explorers


Rhode Island Rams
Thursday, January 22, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Thomas M. Ryan Center

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Rhode Island Rams try to run the La Salle Explorers off the court at Thomas M. Ryan Center in college hoops action.

La Salle Explorers vs Rhode Island Rams Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Rhode Island Rams were listed as -5-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

La Salle Explorers vs Rhode Island Rams Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The La Salle Explorers will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Thursday; they are 8-8 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Rhode Island Rams are 6-8 ATS. La Salle Explorers are 6-4-1 on betting the total; Rhode Island Rams are 4-6-1.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Rhode Island Rams at No. 58 and the La Salle Explorers at No. 68 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

How La Salle Explorers vs Rhode Island Rams Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Rhode Island's No. 124-ranked scoring average of 68.5 PPG, against a La Salle Explorers defense rated No. 62 and allowing 61.78 PPG. The Rhode Island Rams FG% has averaged 46.73% to date this season, more than the La Salle Explorers shooters have managed so far (42.74% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Explorers got 15 points from Jordan Price as La Salle ran past Fordham 60-49 on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena.

Hassan Martin scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Rams to a win (they lost 60-56 to Massachusetts at Mullins Center on Saturday).

La Salle Explorers vs Rhode Island Rams Betting Odds Trends

La Salle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
La Salle is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
La Salle is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
La Salle is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Rhode Island
Rhode Island is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Rhode Island is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rhode Island's last 5 games
Rhode Island is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

La Salle home to Saint Joseph's, Tuesday, January 27th
Rhode Island at St. Bonaventure, Sunday, January 25th