La Salle vs. Penn - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pennsylvania Quakers (3-6) at La Salle Explorers (7-5)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)
The Line: La Salle Explorers -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The La Salle Explorers and the Pennsylvania Quakers face off on Tuesday at Tom Gola Arena in college basketball action.
The La Salle Explorers are 7-5 this season and they have won three of their last four games. La Salle is averaging 64 points and they are shooting 41.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 62 points and their opponents are shooting 40.3 percent. Jordan Price leads the Explorers averaging 18.8 points per game. Jerrell Wright is averaging 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, Cleon Roberts is averaging 7.8 points, and Steve Zack is averaging 7.6 points and 9.1 rebounds. La Salle is 3-2 at home this season.
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The Pennsylvania Quakers are 3-6 this season and they are coming off of a loss to Vandy that ended a three game winning streak. Penn is averaging 64.7 points and they are shooting 44.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 67.8 points and their opponents shoot 42.6 percent. Tony Hicks leads the Quakers averaging 14.8 points per game. Darien Nelson-Henry is averaging 10.2 points and 6.9 rebounds, Matt Howard is averaging 8.3 points, and Antonio Woods is averaging 7.0 points. Penn has 11 days off after this one before opening their Ivy League schedule with Princeton.
La Salle is 4-0 against the spread in their last four non-conference games, 4-11-2 against the spread against the Ivy League, and 1-5 against the spread in their last six home games. Penn is 5-12-1 against the spread in their last 18 games, 2-6-1 against the spread in their last nine road games, and 1-7 against the spread against a team with a winning record. The road team is 6-0-1 against the spread in the last seven meetings of these two.
La Salle should be favored but the number here is out of hand and I will take Penn with the points.