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La Salle vs. Alabama A&M - 12/21/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Alabama A&M Bulldogs (0-10) at La Salle Explorers (0-10)
Date & Time Friday December 21, 2018, 7:30 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: La Salle Explorers -12 -- Over/Under:
TV Channel
FLO Sports
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NCAA BB | Alabama A&M Bulldogs (0-10) at La Salle Explorers (0-10)
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The La Salle Explorers and Alabama A&M Bulldogs meet Friday in college basketball action at the Boardwalk Hall.

The La Salle Explorers are gettin desperate for a victory to rebound from a brutal 0-10 record. The La Salle Explorers are averaging 71.1 points on 40.5 percent shooting and allowing 84.1 points on 51 percent shooting. Pookie Powell is averaging 18.3 points and two assists while Jack Clark is averaging 12 points and 2.7 rebounds. Isiah Deas is the third double-digit scorer and Miles Brookins is grabbing 4.2 rebounds. The La Salle Explorers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 77.6 percent from the free throw line. The La Salle Explorers are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.5 rebounds per game. The La Salle Explorers have lost seven straight non-home games.

The Alabama A&M Bulldogs could also use a win here to bounce back from a 0-10 start. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are averaging 59.2 points on 38.6 percent shooting and allowing 78.8 points on 52.1 percent shooting. Jalen Reeder is averaging 12.8 points and 1.9 assists while Arthur Johnson is averaging 10.8 points and 2.9 rebounds. Andre Kennedy is the third double-digit scorer and Gerron Scissum is dishing 1.6 assists. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are shooting 30.2 percent from beyond the arc and 61.3 percent from the free throw line. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are allowing 37.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 25.8 rebounds per game. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs have lost 15 straight non-home games.

The Explorers are 0-11 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games, 9-25-1 ATS in their last 35 non-conference games and 16-38-1 ATS in their last 55 games overall. The Bulldogs are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 non-conference games, 4-10 ATS in their last 14 neutral site games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The under is 11-5 in Bulldogs last 16 neutral site games. The over is 4-1 in Explorers last 5 overall.

The La Salle Explorers are obviously the better team and have had a slightly tougher schedule to explain their poor record, but 0-10 SU is still 0-10 SU, and I'm not jumping out of bed to lay double-digit chalk. La Salle is 2-7-1 ATS this season and one of the worst defensive teams in college basketball. The Alabama A&M Bulldogs has played some respectable teams, and while the stats at both ends are awful, they are 7-3 ATS this season. Factor everything in and I'm siding with the Bulldogs and the free buckets.

Pick:
Alabama A&M Bulldogs +12

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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