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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Explorers underdogs vs Bonnies at St. Bonaventure

La Salle ExplorersSt. Bonaventure Bonnies
11-6January 22, 2014, 09:00 | Reilly Center11-7

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Explorers of La Salle hit the hard court against the Bonnies of St. Bonaventure.

The Bonnies bring a 11-7 record (10-6 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-6 Explorers, who are 4-10 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed St. Bonaventure go 6-9 so far and the Explorers go 5-8.

View La Salle Explorers vs St. Bonaventure Bonnies Odds and Stats.

If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Explorers were listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

The Bonnies - Explorers odds would favor the Bonnies if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Bonaventure is rated No. 85 in the current Odds Shark poll, while La Salle is at No. 125.

Last time out for La Salle, they were a 74-68 winner as they battled Temple at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Tyreek Duren scored 20 points leading the Explorers to a 74-68 victory over Temple at Palestra on Saturday.

St. Bonaventure was a 79-71 loser in its last match at home against George Washington. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Andell Cumberbatch scored 15 points in a futile effort to lead the Bonnies to a win (they lost 79-71 to George Washington at Reilly Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature St. Bonaventure's No. 77-rated squad against La Salle's No. 120-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, St. Bonaventure rates No. 226 in the country with 4.72 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 146 nationally with 5.94 per match.

A few Explorers at Bonnies trends to consider:
La Salle is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
La Salle is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
La Salle is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
La Salle is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing St. Bonaventure
St. Bonaventure is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Bonaventure's last 8 games
St. Bonaventure is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
St. Bonaventure is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing La Salle

Next up:
La Salle home to Virginia Commonwealth, Saturday, January 25th
St. Bonaventure at Duquesne, Saturday, January 25th