La Salle vs. Davidson - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Davidson Wildcats (16-6) at La Salle Explorers (14-10)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)
The Line: La Salle Explorers -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Davidson Wildcats and La Salle Explorers meet Saturday at the Tom Gola Arena.
The Davidson Wildcats have won four of their last six games and are chasing an A-10 title. On the season, Davidson is averaging 81.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and is allowing 69.6 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tyler Kalinoski is averaging 16.5 points and 4.3 assists while Brian Sullivan is averaging 12.3 points and 3.9 assists. Peyton Aldridge is grabbing five rebounds and Jordan Barham is shooting 58.4 percent from the field. The Davidson Wildcats have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 73.3 percent from the line and 40.1 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Davidson is allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and has given up 69 or more points in four of its last five games.
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The La Salle Explorers look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. On the season, La Salle is averaging 62.1 points on 42.1 percent shooting and is allowing 61.3 points on 41.1 percent shooting. Jordan Price is averaging 17.3 points and 2.4 assists while Jerrell Wright is averaging 11.8 points and 6.5 rebounds. Steve Zack is grabbing 9.1 rebounds and Cleon Roberts is shooting 40.8 percent from the field. The La Salle Explorers have six players averaging at least 6.1 points, and they’re shooting 69.5 percent from the line and 31.7 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, La Salle is allowing 30.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 66 or less points in eight of its last nine games.
The Wildcats are 17-5 ATS in their last 22 road games and 20-7 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Explorers are 3-7-2 ATS in their last 12 home games and 6-18-2 ATS in their last 26 vs. Atlantic 10.
You have to like the way La Salle is playing lately, especially on the defensive side of the ball. Look for the Explorers to keep the ball rolling here and pick up a solid win on their home court.