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La Salle Explorers vs Bucknell Bison Preview

Bucknell BisonLa Salle Explorers
Dec 3, 4:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Bucknell Bison vs La Salle Explorers Odds


La Salle will look to improve on its 4-3 record on Saturday when they host Bucknell in NCAAB odds action at Tom Gola Arena.

La Salle battles the Bison, currently sitting with a 5-3 mark (1-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 2-4 for the Explorers and 1-2 for the Bison.

View Bucknell vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 127-rated Bucknell taking on the No. 161-rated Explorers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 73-72 win for the Bison on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bison is ranked No. 120 in NCAA hoops at 37.2 per game. Contrast that with La Salle’s No. 219 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, La Salle is the No. 102-ranked team in the country at 7 per game, while Bucknell rates No. 151 at 6.5 per game.

Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 172 nationally in scoring at home.

Bucknell was a 61-57 loser in its last match on the road against George Mason. Cameron Ayers scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Bison to a win (they lost 61-57 to George Mason at Patriot Center on Wednesday).

La Salle won its last outing, a 68-51 result against Northeastern on November 30. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Explorers grabbed a 68-51 win over the Huskies on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Earl Pettis at Tom Gola Arena.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Towson are 0-1
After playing Northeastern are 0-1
After a win are 4-6

A few Bison at Explorers trends to consider:
La Salle is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games

Next up:
Bucknell at Binghamton, Tuesday, December 6
La Salle at Towson, Wednesday, December 7