Davidson vs. La Salle - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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La Salle Explorers (15-15) at Davidson Wildcats (16-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -8 -- Over/Under: 136
The La Salle Explorers and the Davidson Wildcats meet in college basketball action from Barclays Center on Thursday.
Coming into this Atlantic 10 Tournament matchup, La Salle sits at 15-15 so far. In their last four games, La Salle is 2-2, with losses to Davidson and UMass along with wins over St. Bonaventure and Saint Joseph’s.
In the win over Saint Joseph’s, La Salle’s leading scorer was Ayinde Hikim with 15 points, three rebounds and three assists. Christian Ray doubled up there on 13 points, 11 rebounds and four assists, and Jared Kimbrough put up 11 points, eight rebounds and one assist.
Over on the Davidson side, they’re 16-14 this year. In the last five games Davidson is 3-2, falling to Dayton and Richmond while otherwise beating Rhode Island, La Salle and VCU.
In the win over VCU, Davidson’s leading scorer was Kellan Grady on 18 points, four rebounds and three assists. Jon Axel Gudmundsson put up 17 points, six rebounds and two assists there, and Luka Brajkovic had 12 points, seven rebounds and one assist.
Davidson is 1-6 ATS in their last seven Thursday games and 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS win. Davidson is 0-6 ATS in their last six neutral-site games and the over is 7-1-1 in their last nine overall.
Meanwhile, La Salle is 0-6 ATS in their last six Thursday games and 5-1 ATS in their last six neutral-site games. La Salle is 1-5 ATS in their last six after a straight-up win and the over is 7-2 in their last nine Thursday games.
La Salle is pretty unpredictable when it comes to scoring this year; sometimes they’ll finish in the 70s or above, and sometimes they’re stumbling down below 50 even. Still, when the Explorers get solid bench contributions and spread the scoring out they can do pretty well.
As for Davidson, they had a couple of bad matchups but looked good against VCU their last time out. The last time these teams met up was a 74-49 home win for the Wildcats, and I don’t think it’ll look much different here. I’m going Davidson.