OddsShark Top Sportsbooks

*Terms and Conditions apply to all bonus offers on this website. Please visit operator for details.

NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Hawks underdogs vs Explorers at La Salle

Saint Joseph's HawksLa Salle Explorers
16-7February 15, 2014, 11:00 | Tom Gola Arena12-11

Tom Gola Arena will host La Salle Explorers vs. Saint Joseph's Hawks action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

La Salle battles the Hawks, currently sitting with a 16-7 mark (10-8-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-12 for the Explorers and 7-12 for the Hawks.

View Saint Joseph's Hawks vs La Salle Explorers Odds and Stats.

La Salle opened as -2.5-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

The Explorers sit at No. 185 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hawks sit at No. 191 on the same chart.

Saint Joseph's was a 69-62 winner in its last match at home against Virginia Commonwealth. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Saint Joseph's earned a 69-62 victory over Virginia Commonwealth on Saturday, getting 24 points from Langston Galloway at Hagan Arena.

La Salle lost its last outing, a 65-63 result against Saint Louis on February 8. They covered in that game as a 4-point underdog. La Salle suffered a 65-63 loss against Saint Louis on Saturday, getting 21 points from Jerrell Wright in a losing effort at Tom Gola Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 91 in NCAA hoops at 36.48 per game. Contrast that with La Salle’s No. 100 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, La Salle is the No. 176-ranked team in the country at 5.52 per game, while Saint Joseph's rates No. 70 at 7.13 per game.

A few Hawks at Explorers trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 12-3 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Saint Joseph's's last 6 games
Saint Joseph's is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Saint Joseph's is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
La Salle is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
La Salle is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of La Salle's last 7 games
La Salle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Saint Joseph's at Rhode Island, Wednesday, February 19th
La Salle at Dayton, Wednesday, February 19th