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NCAA Basketball Odds: La Salle Explorers vs Villanova Wildcats

The Villanova Wildcats will look to boost their win total and cover the point spread when they tip off against the La Salle Explorers at Wells Fargo Center-PA on Sunday in NCAA hoops betting.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the La Salle Explorers before tip-off in this one found them as 22.5-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

La Salle Explorers vs Villanova Wildcats Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The 9-0 and 6-2-1 ATS Villanova Wildcats will face the 5-5 La Salle Explorers, who own a 3-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Villanova Wildcats are 5-4 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the La Salle Explorers are 5-5.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Villanova Wildcats rated this week at No. 5 and the La Salle Explorers sitting at No. 192.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting La Salle Explorers rank No. 213 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 33.9 per game. That compares with Villanova’s No. 93 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Villanova is college basketball's No. 49-ranked team at 9.29 per game, while the La Salle Explorers rate No. 243 with 5.29 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

La Salle got 21 points and 11 rebounds from B.J. Johnson in a losing cause in their 72-70 loss to Drexel on Thursday.

The Wildcats got 28 points from Mikal Bridges as Villanova ran past Gonzaga 88-72 on Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.

Betting Trends
  • La Salle is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
  • La Salle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games
  • La Salle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Villanova is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Villanova is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

La Salle home to Mercer, Sunday, December 17th
Villanova at Temple, Wednesday, December 13th