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NCAA hoops odds preview - Robert Morris vs. La Salle

Robert Morris ColonialsLa Salle Explorers
Nov 25, 4:30 PM | The Palestra

Robert Morris Colonials vs La Salle Explorers Odds


The Explorers hope to be lousy hosts on Friday as the Robert Morris Colonials pay a visit to The Palestra on the college basketball betting menu.

The Palestra is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.

The Colonials will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 0-0 ATS against the number this season, while the Explorers are 3-0 ATS. Robert Morris is 0-0 on the totals; La Salle is 1-2.

View Robert Morris vs La Salle Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Explorers in this one, they're listed as 1-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Explorers - Colonials odds would favor the Explorers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. La Salle is rated No. 41 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Robert Morris is at No. 272. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 82-77 win for the Colonials.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features La Salle's No. 68-ranked scoring average of 77.2 PPG, against a Colonials defense rated No. 105 and allowing 63 PPG. The Explorers FG% has averaged 44.4% to date this season, less than the Colonials shooters have managed so far (45% per game).

Defensively, Robert Morris features the nation's No. 110-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. La Salle, meanwhile, comes in at No. 44 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Robert Morris, they were an 82-77 winner as they battled James Madison on the road. James Madison was victimized by Velton Jones for 38 points as the Colonials defeated the Dukes 82-77 in college hoops action on Tuesday.

La Salle lost its last outing, a 73-69 result against Pittsburgh on November 22. They covered in that game as a 14-point underdog. La Salle suffered a 73-69 loss against Pittsburgh on Tuesday, getting 22 points from Earl Pettis in a losing effort at Petersen Events Center.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 2-8
Before playing Rider are 1-2
After a loss are 6-4

Next up:
Robert Morris at Pittsburgh, Sunday, November 27
La Salle home to Rider, Saturday, November 26