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Saint Louis Billikens take on Explorers in NCAA Basketball Betting

Earning a win and covering the posted point spread will be the goals for Saint Louis when they take on the La Salle Explorers on Wednesday in college basketball betting odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Saint Louis Billikens opened as 16.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Saint Louis Billikens vs La Salle Explorers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The La Salle Explorers currently sport a 6-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-6 ATS. The Saint Louis Billikens are 4-9 and 4-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the La Salle Explorers produce a 6-2 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Saint Louis Billikens have gone 4-7 against the totals betting line.

The Explorers - Billikens odds would favor the Explorers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. La Salle is rated No. 178 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Saint Louis is at No. 297.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Saint Louis is ranked No. 197 in NCAA basketball at 35.46 per game. Contrast that with La Salle's No. 245 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, La Salle is the No. 33-ranked team in the country at 9.27 per game, while Saint Louis rates No. 195 at 6.54 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Saint Louis was run off the court by the Rams on Friday as Rhode Island routed them 90-56 at SLU University Center.

Pookie Powell scored 23 points in a futile effort to lead the Explorers to a win (they lost 66-55 to Dayton at Dayton Arena on Friday).

Betting Trends
  • Saint Louis is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Saint Louis is 8-17 ATS in its last 25 games on the road
  • Saint Louis is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 5 games on the road
  • La Salle is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of La Salle's last 5 games
  • La Salle is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
  • La Salle is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Saint Louis

Next Betting Matchups

Saint Louis home to Davidson, Sunday, January 8th
La Salle at Duquesne, Saturday, January 7th