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Minutemen visit La Salle Explorers in college basketball clash

Massachusetts MinutemenLa Salle Explorers
Feb 27, 2:00 PM | Tom Gola Arena

Massachusetts Minutemen vs La Salle Explorers Odds

15-11TEAM RECORD12-16

The Explorers will try to cover the spread at Tom Gola Arena on Sunday when they get a visit from the Massachusetts Minutemen in college basketball action.

La Salle will face the 15-11 Minutemen, who own a 8-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Explorers are 11-7 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Minutemen are 4-10 favoring the OVER.

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 2-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Explorers rated this week at No. 139 and the Minutemen sitting at No. 106. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 73-70 result in favor of the Minutemen.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features La Salle's No. 30-ranked scoring average of 76.6 PPG, against a Minutemen defense rated No. 151 and allowing 66.9 PPG. The Explorers FG% has averaged 44.5% to date this season, more than the Minutemen shooters have managed so far (41% per game).

Defensively, Massachusetts features the nation's No. 153-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 51 nationally in scoring at home.

Massachusetts won its last outing, a 69-51 result against Saint Joseph's on February 23. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point favorite. Anthony Gurley scored 22 points leading the Minutemen to a 69-51 victory over Saint Joseph's at Mullins Center on Wednesday.

La Salle was a 100-62 loser in its last match on the road against Xavier. They failed to cover the 13.5–point spread as underdogs. La Salle was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Xavier and falling by a 100-62 score at Cintas Center.

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Temple are 6-4
After playing Saint Joseph's are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing Fordham are 4-6
After playing Xavier are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

A few Minutemen at Explorers trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against La Salle
Massachusetts is 7-16 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Massachusetts is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against La Salle
The total has gone OVER in 4 of La Salle's last 5 games
La Salle is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Massachusetts
La Salle is 4-1-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Massachusetts
La Salle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Massachusetts

Next up:
Massachusetts home to Temple, Wednesday, March 2
La Salle home to Fordham, Wednesday, March 2