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La Salle Explorers vs UMass Minutemen Point Spread: Betting Trends Hint at Winner

UMass takes to the basketball court against La Salle on Wednesday, hoping to send the Explorers to a loss while covering the college basketball betting point spread at Tom Gola Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the UMass Minutemen in this one, their betting line was listed as 5.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

UMass Minutemen vs La Salle Explorers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The La Salle Explorers currently sport a 11-8 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-9-1 ATS. The UMass Minutemen are 12-10 and 9-9-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the La Salle Explorers produce a 12-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the UMass Minutemen have gone 9-10 against the totals betting line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the La Salle Explorers rated this week at No. 116 and the UMass Minutemen sitting at No. 198.

Statistical Matchup

In the paint, the rebound battle will feature La Salle's No. 237-rated squad against UMass's No. 139-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, La Salle rates No. 47 in the country with 8.79 per game, while their foes tonight, the UMass Minutemen rank No. 139 nationally with 7.36 per match.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Donte Clark scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Minutemen to a win (they lost 76-74 to George Mason at Mullins Center on Saturday).

The Explorers got 21 points from Jordan Price, but it was Saint Joseph's that prevailed in a 73-72 final on Saturday at Hagan Arena.

Betting Trends
  • UMass is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • UMass is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of UMass's last 5 games
  • UMass is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • La Salle is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of La Salle's last 7 games
  • La Salle is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of La Salle's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

UMass home to Rhode Island, Tuesday, February 7th
La Salle at George Mason, Saturday, February 4th