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La Salle vs UMass 1/26/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

UMass Minutemen (8-10) vs. La Salle Explorers (6-10)
January 26, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: La Salle Explorers -1 / UMass Minutemen +1; Over/Under: 150.5
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The Massachusetts Minutemen and La Salle Explorers meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Tom Gola Arena. The Massachusetts Minutemen need a win after losing five of their last six games. The La Salle Explorers need a win after losing six of their last seven games.

The Massachusetts Minutemen are averaging 77 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 79.3 points on 48.6 percent shooting. Noah Fernandes is averaging 16 points and 3.1 rebounds, while Rich Kelly is averaging 12.7 points and 1.9 rebounds. CJ Kelly is the third double-digit scorer and Trent Buttrick is grabbing 5.5 rebounds. The Massachusetts Minutemen are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Massachusetts Minutemen are allowing 36.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game.

The La Salle Explorers are averaging 68.3 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 70.8 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Clifton Moore is averaging 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds, while Josh Nickelberry is averaging 12.1 points and 2.8 rebounds. Jhamir Brickus is grabbing 2.4 rebounds and Sherif Kenney is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The La Salle Explorers are shooting 31.9 percent from beyond the arc and 69.3 percent from the free throw line. The La Salle Explorers are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game.

The Minutemen are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games. The Explorers are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a straight up loss. The over is 12-3 in Minutemen last 15 overall. The under is 7-3 in Explorers last 10 games following a straight up loss.

The Massachusetts Minutemen have not played a lick of defense during this losing stretch, and they’ve seen 12 of their last 15 games go over the total. The La Salle Explorers shoot the ball much better at home, and home is where they’ve seen five of their seven overs take place this season. I expect a lot of points in this contest. Give me the over.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Over 150.5

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