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Saint Louis Billikens vs La Salle Explorers in college hoops odds

La Salle ExplorersSaint Louis Billikens
March 9, 6:30 PM | Boardwalk Hall

La Salle Explorers vs Saint Louis Billikens Odds

21-11TEAM RECORD24-6

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for La Salle when they take on the Billikens on Friday in college hoops betting action.

It's a game in the Atlantic 10 Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Boardwalk Hall).

Supporters of the Explorers have watched them go 21-11 and 17-8-1 ATS on the year, while the Billikens are at 24-6 and 16-9-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Billikens are 13-12-1, while the Explorers have a 12-14 mark.

View La Salle vs Saint Louis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Billikens as 6-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Billikens at No. 62 and the Explorers at No. 87 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 79-74 result in favor of the Billikens.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Saint Louis's No. 146-ranked scoring average of 69.1 PPG, against a Explorers defense rated No. 129 and allowing 65.7 PPG. The Billikens FG% has averaged 45.3% to date this season, less than the Explorers shooters have managed so far (46.4% per game).

Defensively, La Salle features the nation's No. 117-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.9 points per game. Saint Louis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 185 nationally in scoring at home.

La Salle won its last outing, an 80-72 result against Richmond on March 6. They covered in that game as a 5-point favorite. The Explorers got 17 points from Ramon Galloway as La Salle ran past Richmond 80-72 on Tuesday at Tom Gola Arena.

In their last action, Saint Louis was a 75-60 winner on the road against Duquesne. They covered the 4.5-point spread as favorites. The Billikens got a 20-point performance from Dwayne Evans, who added 14 rebounds, as Saint Louis ran past Duquesne 75-60 on Saturday at A.J. Palumbo Center.

La Salle Explorers Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Richmond are 3-7
After a win are 7-3

Saint Louis Billikens Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
After playing Duquesne are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Explorers at Billikens trends to consider:
Saint Louis is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Saint Louis is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing La Salle
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Saint Louis's last 6 games when playing La Salle