La Salle vs. Saint Peter's - 11/22/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Peter's Peacocks (0-3) at La Salle Explorers (2-0)
College Basketball: Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 12:30 pm (Tom Gola Arena)
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The Saint Peter’s Peacocks and La Salle Explorers meet Saturday afternoon at the Tom Gola Arena.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks are clearly missing Desi Washington with a wrist injury, as they’ve gotten off to a tough 0-3 start. On the season, Saint Peter’s is averaging 55.7 points on 39.5 percent shooting and is allowing 60.7 points on 43.8 percent shooting. The good news is that Saint Peter’s isn’t far away from a win as its last two losses were decided by a combined three points. Marvin Dominique leads Saint Peter’s with 16 points and 11.7 rebounds, and Quadir Welton is averaging 8.3 points on 47.6 percent shooting. Jamel Fields leads the Peacocks with 2.3 assists and Chazz Patterson is 3-10 from downtown. The Saint Peter’s Peacocks defense will continue to keep them in games but missing Washington really hurts the offense’s production.
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The La Salle Explorers are off to a 2-0 start with wins over Colgate and Quinnipiac. On the season, La Salle is averaging 58.5 points on 35.7 percent shooting and is allowing 55 points on 32.2 percent shooting. Jordan Price is the only La Salle player averaging double-digit points with 13, and Jerrell Wright leads the Explorers with nine rebounds. Khalid Lewis is shooting 40 percent from beyond the arc and Steve Zack is averaging 2.5 blocks an 8.5 points. Offense was an issue for the La Salle Explorers last season and it will continue to be as long as they’re shooting 20.5 percent from downtown. However, La Salle is in the top 50 in the country in points allowed, which tends to mask those offensive issues and helps the Explorers win games.
The Peacocks are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 21-45-2 ATS in their last 68 games overall. The Explorers are 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 8-21-1 ATS in their last 30 games overall.
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