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VCU Rams vs La Salle Explorers Betting Line and Trends Report

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Tom Gola Arena Saturday as the La Salle Explorers look to beat the odds vs the VCU Rams in NCAA hoops betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The La Salle Explorers betting line opened as -4-point favorites in this college basketball tilt over at BetOnline but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening over/under total as well at MyBookie.

VCU Rams vs La Salle Explorers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The VCU Rams will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 7-7 ATS against the betting line this season, while the La Salle Explorers are 7-7 ATS. VCU Rams are 7-7 on betting the total; La Salle Explorers are 8-6.

This game puts the La Salle Explorers, most recently No. 146 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the VCU Rams, who rate No. 120 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits La Salle's No. 211-ranked offense, averaging 70.8 PPG, against a Rams defense that ranks No. 186 at 74.27 PPG. The Explorers field goal percentage has averaged 42.84% so far, less than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.83% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

VCU got 22 points and 12 rebounds from Justin Tillman in a losing cause in their 87-81 loss to Saint Joseph's on Wednesday.

Isiah Deas scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Explorers to a win (they lost 74-62 to Rhode Island at Thomas M. Ryan Center on Wednesday).

Betting Trends
  • VCU is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • VCU is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
  • VCU is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of VCU's last 6 games on the road
  • La Salle is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • La Salle is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games at home
  • La Salle is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of La Salle's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

VCU home to Duquesne, Tuesday, January 9th
La Salle at UMass, Wednesday, January 10th