La Salle Explorers vs. Towson Tigers - 11/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Towson Tigers (0-0) vs. La Salle Explorers (0-0)
NCAA Basketball: Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)
The Line: La Salle Explorers -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Towson Tigers open their season on the road with the La Salle Explorers Saturday.
The Towson Tigers are pegged by many to finish somewhere in the middle of the Colonial even though they lost star guard and leading scorer Four McGlynn. Parity appears to have hit the conference in some form and the Tigers are a team that many coaches are looking at with some concern. The reason for the worry is head coach Pat Skerry has a young team that has several sophomores that saw significant time as freshmen and have some valuable experience. Mike Morsell scored 18 points in a tournament game and he along with Eddie Keith and Bryon Hawkins give the Tigers potential. Wake Forest transfer Arnaud William Adala Moto will give the team offense and rebounding so we have to wait and see how that pans out.
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It appears that the Atlantic Ten will have several quality teams that are capable of making some noise on the national stage. That could be a lot to ask for if you are a La Salle Explorers fan as most see the team finishing around 10th in the standings. The Explorers need consistency at both ends of the floor and when points are needed the ball will likely be found in the hands of guard Jordan Price who averaged 17 points and for rebounds. With most of his supporting cast gone the Explorers will be looking to give their star at least some viable support and controlling the scoreboard wouldn’t be a bad place to start with several quality offenses in the conference.
Towson are 5-2-1 in their last 8 road games and the under is 23-9-1 in the Explorers last 33 Saturday games. Each team has plenty of question marks and they really can’t be answered until we see both play. Even then it might take time for things to gel. I think I would feel more comfortable taking the points in this spot…