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La Salle Explorers take on Musketeers in college basketball test

La Salle ExplorersXavier Musketeers
Feb 22, 7:00 PM | Cintas Center

La Salle Explorers vs Xavier Musketeers Odds

12-15TEAM RECORD20-6

The Xavier Musketeers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the La Salle Explorers at Cintas Center on Tuesday in NCAAB play.

The Musketeers currently sports a 20-6 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-11 ATS. The Explorers are 12-15 and 8-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Musketeers produce a 10-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Explorers have gone 10-7 against the number.

View La Salle vs Xavier Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Musketeers in this one, they're listed as 15-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Musketeers, most recently No. 54 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Explorers, who rate No. 139 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 80-72 victory for the Musketeers.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Explorers is ranked No. 36 in NCAA hoops at 38.3 per game. Contrast that with Xavier’s No. 163 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Xavier is the No. 255-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while La Salle rates No. 195 at 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, La Salle owns the country's No. 304-rated mark, allowing 77.7 points per game on the highway. Xavier, on the other hand, rates No. 74 in scoring at home.

Last time out for La Salle, they were an 82-80 loser as they battled George Washington at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 3-point favorite. The Explorers wasted a 27-point performance from Jerrell Williams in losing to George Washington 82-80 on Saturday at Tom Gola Arena.

Xavier won its last outing, a 79-72 result against Fordham on February 19. They failed to cover in that game as a 22-point favorite. Tu Holloway scored 26 points and helped out with 11 rebounds for Xavier on Saturday, leading the Musketeers to a 79-72 victory over Fordham at Cintas Center.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Massachusetts are 4-6
After playing George Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

Xavier Musketeers Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Dayton are 9-1
After playing Fordham are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Explorers at Musketeers trends to consider:
La Salle is 5-10 SU in its last 15 games on the road
La Salle is 2-5-3 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Xavier
La Salle is 1-9 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Xavier
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Xavier is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Xavier's last 5 games at home
Xavier is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against La Salle

Next up:
La Salle home to Massachusetts, Sunday, February 27
Xavier at Dayton, Sunday, February 27