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La Salle Explorers vs Spiders College Hoops Game Preview

La Salle ExplorersRichmond Spiders
12-13February 22, 2014, 04:00 | Robins Center17-9

The Richmond Spiders will be trying to slam the La Salle Explorers on Saturday when the teams tip off at Robins Center in college betting action.

The Explorers will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 5-17 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Spiders are 12-12-1 ATS. La Salle is 8-13 against the total, while Richmond is 12-13 versus the number.

View La Salle Explorers vs Richmond Spiders Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Spiders as -5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 156-ranked Spiders and the No. 181-rated Explorers in this matchup.

In their last action, La Salle was a 65-53 loser on the road against Dayton. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as underdogs. The Explorers endured a 65-53 loss at the hands of the Flyers on Wednesday, despite a 15-point effort from Jerrell Wright at Dayton Arena.

Richmond was a 73-65 loser in its last match at home against George Washington. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. The Spiders wasted a 25-point performance from ShawnDre' Jones in losing to George Washington 73-65 on Tuesday at Robins Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Richmond's No. 178 nationally ranked offense (69.38 points per game) against a Explorers defense that sits as the No. 118 at 69 PPG. The Spiders have been averaging 43.91% from the field, more than the Explorers have managed so far this season (41.05% on average).

A few Explorers at Spiders trends to consider:
La Salle is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
La Salle is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games
La Salle is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Richmond is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Richmond's last 11 games
Richmond is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Richmond is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
La Salle home to St. Bonaventure, Wednesday, February 26th
Richmond at George Mason, Wednesday, February 26th