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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Saint Joseph's Hawks Over La Salle Explorers

The Saint Joseph's Hawks will try to cover the point spread at Hagan Arena on Saturday when they get a visit from the La Salle Explorers in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Saint Joseph's sat as -2-point favorites 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 Saint Joseph's Hawks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Saint Joseph's Hawks are 9-10 overall and 8-10 ATS, while the La Salle Explorers are 11-7 and 6-9 ATS. As for the betting totals, Saint Joseph's boasts a 8-10 on the OU, and La Salle is 11-4.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 251-rated Saint Joseph's Hawks and the No. 139-ranked La Salle Explorers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and La Salle is ranked No. 240 in NCAA basketball at 33.28 per game. Contrast that with Saint Joseph's's No. 101 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Saint Joseph's is the No. 240-ranked team in the country at 5.63 per game, while La Salle rates No. 48 at 8.83 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Explorers got 15 points from B.J. Johnson, but it was Pennsylvania that prevailed in a 77-74 final on Wednesday at Tom Gola Arena.

Saint Joseph's got 14 points from Lamarr Kimble but lost anyway, 67-63, to St. Bonaventure on Tuesday at Reilly Center.

Betting Trends
  • La Salle is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of La Salle's last 6 games
  • La Salle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • La Salle is 4-16 SU in its last 20 games on the road
  • Saint Joseph's is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Joseph's's last 6 games
  • Saint Joseph's is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

La Salle home to UMass, Wednesday, February 1st
Saint Joseph's at Davidson, Tuesday, January 31st