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La Salle Explorers vs 49ers College Hoops Game Preview

La Salle ExplorersCharlotte 49ers
Jan 9, 7:30 PM | Dale F. Halton Arena

La Salle Explorers vs Charlotte 49ers Odds


The Charlotte 49ers host La Salle on Wednesday, looking to build on their 12-2 mark against the 10-3 Explorers in college hoops action at Dale F. Halton Arena.

Charlotte will face the 10-3 Explorers, who own a 5-4 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the 49ers are 4-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Explorers are 3-4-1 favoring the OVER.

View La Salle vs Charlotte Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Charlotte sat as 2-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the 49ers rated this week at No. 96 and the Explorers sitting at No. 151. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-75 result in favor of the Explorers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Charlotte's No. 147 nationally ranked offense (69.3 points per game) against a Explorers defense that sits as the No. 158 at 65.3 PPG. The 49ers have been averaging 45.6% from the field, more than the Explorers have managed so far this season (45% on average).

Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.5 points per game. Charlotte, meanwhile, comes in at No. 195 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for La Salle, they were a 74-57 winner as they battled Pennsylvania at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 18.5-point favorite. The Explorers grabbed a 74-57 win over the Quakers on Saturday, behind a 17-point effort from Tyreek Duren at Tom Gola Arena.

Charlotte was a 71-63 winner in its last match at home against UNC Asheville. Charlotte got 16 points from Willie Clayton en route to a 71-63 victory over UNC Asheville on Wednesday at Dale F. Halton Arena.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Richmond are 6-4
After playing Pennsylvania are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Charlotte 49ers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Rhode Island are 8-2
After playing UNC Asheville are 3-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Explorers at 49ers trends to consider:
La Salle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Charlotte is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Charlotte is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Charlotte's last 6 games when playing La Salle
Charlotte is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing La Salle

Next up:
La Salle home to Richmond, Saturday, January 12
Charlotte at Rhode Island, Saturday, January 12