Villanova Wildcats vs. La Salle Explorers - 12/13/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
La Salle Explorers (4-3) at Villanova Wildcats (7-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Villanova Pavilion)
The Line: Villanova Wildcats -25.5 -- Over/Under: 138.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
The La Salle Explorers will travel to play the Villanova Wildcats in a non-conference game on Sunday.
The Villanova Wildcats are 7-1 and are coming off of a loss to Oklahoma by a score of 78-55. Villanova was blown out in the second half, giving up 46 points, which led to the bad loss. Josh Hart had 10 points and 6 rebounds for Villanova. Daniel Ochefu added 8 points and 10 rebounds for Villanova. Villanova was out rebounded by a total of 41-33 and 8 assists in their defeat. Villanova is averaging 76 points per game while giving up 58.9 points per game. Villanova is also averaging 38.3 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per game. Josh Hart is averaging 14.6 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game for Villanova. Ryan Arcidiacono is averaging 12.1 points per game and 3.8 assists per game. Villanova is shooting 72.6% on free throws, 28.6% on three-pointers, and 43.8% on all field goal attempts.
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The La Salle Explorers are 4-3 and are coming off of a loss to Drexel by a score of 66-53. La Salle really struggled offensively and only had 22 points in the second half. Jordan Price had 19 points and 4 rebounds for La Salle. Cleon Roberts added 11 points and 5 rebounds for the Explorers. La Salle was out rebounded by their opponent by a total of 41-32 and had 9 assists in their defeat. La Salle is averaging 73.1 points per game while allowing 70.3 points per game. La Salle is also averaging 34.6 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game. Jordan Price is averaging 25.9 points per game and 4.9 rebounds per game for La Salle. Johnnie Shuler is averaging 10.4 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game. La Salle is shooting 72.1% on free throws, 35% on three-pointers, and 45.4% on all field goal attempts.
La Salle is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. La Salle is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Sunday games. The under is 4-1 in La Salle’s last 5 road games. Villanova is 6-0-1 ATS in their last 7 games against the A-10. Villanova is 22-9-1 ATS in their last 32 non-conference games. The under is 5-1 in Villanova’s last 6 games overall.
Villanova was beaten badly last game, but I expect them to bounce back in this game. Villanova is clearly the better team in this matchup, but I think La Salle will be able to keep it closer than most people think.