La Salle vs. Richmond - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Richmond Spiders (12-9) at La Salle Explorers (12-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm (Tom Gola Arena)
The Line: La Salle Explorers 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: NBC Sports Network
The Richmond Spiders and La Salle Explorers meet Thursday at the Tom Gola Arena.
The Richmond Spiders have won five of their last seven games and look for their second road win. On the season, Richmond is averaging 65.2 points on 46.7 percent shooting and is allowing 59.6 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Kendall Anthony is averaging 16.2 points and 2.1 assists while Terry Allen is averaging 11.9 points and 5.5 rebounds. T.J. Cline is the third player averaging double-digit points and ShawnDre' Jones is dishing 2.8 assists. The Richmond Spiders have five players averaging at least seven players, and they’re shooting 72.9 percent from the line and 34.4 percent from deep. Defensively, Richmond is allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four straight games.
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The La Salle Explorers are also on a bit of a streak with wins in four of their last six games. On the season, La Salle is averaging 62.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 60.7 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Jordan Price is averaging 16.1 points and 2.4 assists while Jerrell Wright is averaging 11.8 points and 6.8 rebounds. Cleon Roberts is the third player averaging double-digit points and Steve Zack is grabbing 8.7 rebounds. The La Salle Explorers have six players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they’re shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 31.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, La Salle is allowing 30.9 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in six straight games.
The Spiders are 5-13 ATS in their last 18 road games and 7-0 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Explorers are 3-7-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Richmond Spiders simply aren't a good team on the road this season, and they've been even worse ATS. In a toss up game, I'm backing the home team in the La Salle Explorers.