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La Salle Explorers visit Temple Owls in NCAAB hoops battle

La Salle ExplorersTemple Owls
March 11, 6:30 PM | Boardwalk Hall

La Salle Explorers vs Temple Owls Odds

15-17TEAM RECORD24-6

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Boardwalk Hall Friday as host Temple looks to handle the La Salle Explorers in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Boardwalk Hall).

Temple will face the 15-17 Explorers, who own a 12-10 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Owls are 15-12 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Explorers are 12-10 favoring the OVER.

View La Salle vs Temple Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Owls in this one, they're listed as 10-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Owls - Explorers odds would favor the Owls if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Temple is rated No. 36 in the current Odds Shark poll, while La Salle is at No. 136. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-71 win for the Owls.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Temple's No. 126-ranked offense, averaging 70.7 PPG, against a Explorers defense that ranks No. 337 at 78.1 PPG. The Owls field goal percentage has averaged 44.8% so far, more than the Explorers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, La Salle owns the country's No. 328-rated mark, allowing 80 points per game on the highway. Temple, on the other hand, rates No. 140 in scoring at home.

La Salle won its last outing, a 75-73 result against St. Bonaventure on March 8. They covered in that game as a 4.5-point underdog.

Temple was a 90-82 winner in their most recent outing at home against La Salle. They failed to cover the 14.5–point spread as favorites. La Salle was victimized for 24 points and 11 rebounds by Lavoy Allen as the Owls bested the Explorers 90-82 in college basketball action on Saturday.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing St. Bonaventure are 6-4
After a win are 3-7

Temple Owls Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing La Salle are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Explorers at Owls trends to consider:
Temple is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Temple is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing La Salle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 5 games when playing La Salle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games