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La Salle Explorers vs. Providence Friars Pick, Odds, Prediciton 11/24/13

Providence Friars (5-0) at La Salle Explorers (3-2)

College Basketball: Sunday, November 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm (Virgin Islands Sport & Fitness Center)

The Line: La Salle Explorers +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Providence Friars -5

The LaSalle Explorers and the Providence Friars face off on Sunday Night in the Virgin Islands in college basketball action.

The LaSalle Explorers are off to a 3-2 start to the season and play in this game one the basis of their win over Morgan State on Friday. La Salle led Morgan State by seven at the half and extended by another 12 in the win. Tyrone Garland led the way for the Explorers scoring 25 points. Tyreek Duren had 15 points, five rebounds, and three assists, Jerrell Wright had 12 points and three rebounds, and Sam Mills had 12 points. La Salle shot 45.2 percent from the floor and 32.1 percent from the free throw line as well as winning the rebounding battle. The La Salle defense will be put to the test in this one.

La Salle Explorers vs. Providence Friars Pick, Odds, Prediciton 11/24/13

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The Providence Friars have one of the more explosive lineups in the nation and they are off to a 5-0 start to the season. On Friday the Friars trailed Vanderbilt by five points at the half but ended up winning by seven. Tyler Harris had 15 points and four rebounds to lead the Friars. Bryce Cotton had 14 points and four assists, LaDontae Henton scored 12 points and five rebounds, and Kris Dunn had 10 points and five assists. Providence shot 41 percent from the floor and they hit 23.8 percent of their three point shots and still won despite losing the rebounding battle. Providence will need to play better if they hope to keep their winning streak alive.

La Salle is 4-1 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, 1-5 against the spread in their last six games, and 4-0-1 against the spread against the Big East. Providence is 4-0-1 against the spread against the A-10, 7-22 against the spread in their last 29 neutral site games, and 1-6-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.

Providence hasn’t shown their best stuff yet as they can score with the best of them and look for them to roll up a nice number here for the cover. 

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