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Massachusetts Minutemen face La Salle Explorers: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

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Jan 30, 7:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Massachusetts Minutemen vs La Salle Explorers Odds


Tom Gola Arena will host La Salle Explorers vs. Massachusetts Minutemen action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Explorers sit at 14-5 (7-8 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Minutemen are currently 13-5 (6-12 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? La Salle is 5-8-1 OU, and Massachusetts is 7-11 OU.

View Massachusetts vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 8.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Explorers rated this week at No. 103 and the Minutemen sitting at No. 111. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 77-71 result in favor of the Explorers.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature La Salle's No. 262-rated squad against Massachusetts's No. 85-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, La Salle rates No. 106 in the country with 6.8 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 79 nationally with 7.2 per match.

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 229-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.1 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 66 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Massachusetts, they were a 70-65 winner as they battled Richmond at home. They covered in the match as a 4.5-point favorite. Massachusetts got 18 points from Chaz Williams en route to a 70-65 victory over Richmond on Sunday at Mullins Center.

In their last action, La Salle was a 69-61 winner on the road against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 12-point spread as underdogs. Virginia Commonwealth was victimized by Ramon Galloway for 31 points as the Explorers defeated the Rams 69-61 in college hoops action on Saturday.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Charlotte are 8-2
After playing Richmond are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing George Washington are 4-6
After playing Virginia Commonwealth are 1-1
After a win are 6-4

A few Minutemen at Explorers trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Massachusetts's last 5 games when playing on the road against La Salle
Massachusetts is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-5 SU in its last 6 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 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Massachusetts
La Salle is 5-0-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Massachusetts
La Salle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts at Charlotte, Saturday, February 2
La Salle at George Washington, Saturday, February 2