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La Salle Explorers vs Massachusetts Minutemen Betting Matchup Report

Massachusetts MinutemenLa Salle Explorers
Jan 8, 2:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Massachusetts Minutemen vs La Salle Explorers Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Sunday when the La Salle Explorers try to run the Minutemen off the court at Tom Gola Arena in college hoops action.

This season, the Explorers are 11-4 overall and 7-2 ATS ATS, while the Minutemen are 12-3 and 6-5-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, La Salle boasts a 4-5 on the OU, and Massachusetts is 7-4-1.

View Massachusetts vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Minutemen listed as 5.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Explorers at No. 135 and the Minutemen at No. 47 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-80 result in favor of the Explorers.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up La Salle's No. 67 nationally ranked offense (74.7 points per game) against a Minutemen defense that sits as the No. 194 at 67.9 PPG. The Explorers have been averaging 46.2% from the field, more than the Minutemen have managed so far this season (42.1% on average).

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 105-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 131 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Massachusetts was an 80-76 winner at home against Fordham. They failed to cover the 12.5–point spread as favorites. Chaz Williams scored 20 points leading the Minutemen to an 80-76 victory over Fordham at Mullins Center on Thursday.

La Salle was an 80-70 winner in its last match at home against Xavier. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs. The Explorers got 23 points from Earl Pettis as La Salle ran past Xavier 80-70 on Wednesday at Tom Gola Arena.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 3-7
Before playing Charlotte are 8-1
After playing Fordham are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Pennsylvania are 4-6
After playing Xavier are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Minutemen at Explorers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Massachusetts's last 9 games on the road
Massachusetts is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against La Salle
Massachusetts is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against La Salle
La Salle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
La Salle is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
La Salle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Massachusetts
La Salle is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Charlotte, Wednesday, January 11
La Salle at Pennsylvania, Tuesday, January 10