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La Salle vs. Pennsylvania - 12/8/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Pennsylvania Quakers (7-2) at La Salle Explorers (0-9)
Date & Time Saturday December 8, 2018, 4:00 PM (EST)
The Line
The Line: La Salle Explorers +3.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5
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NCAA BB | Pennsylvania Quakers (7-2) at La Salle Explorers (0-9)
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The Penn Quakers faceoff with the La Salle Explorers in Saturday college basketball.

The Penn Quakers have been hot with three straight wins to their credit after downing Miami (FL) 89-75 on Tuesday. Penn took a 14 point lead at the half and traded baskets the rest of the way behind a 59.6%-49.1% shooting edge including 13-23 from long range.

Michael Wang led all scorers with 23 points and four pulls on 9-12 accuracy including 5-6 from beyond the arc while the Quakers received 18 points, eight rebounds and six assists on 9-15 from the floor from AJ Brodeur. Devon Goodman gave Penn 16 points and four helpers on 6-10 shooting following by a ten point, six board and five assist effort from Jake Silpe.

The La Salle Explorers have suffered through a brutal start to 2018-19 that has the team sitting at 0-9 after a 92-79 loss to visiting Bucknell. La Salle allowed 55.8% shooting and countered at 33.8% to negate 13 more looks at the basket.

Jack Clark was the Explorers top offensive weapon with 21 points and five pulls on 4-8 from the floor and 10-12 at the stripe. Jamir Moultrie and Miles Brookins gave La Salle 19 points each on 12-23 from the field while Ed Crosswell added eleven points, 14 rebounds and three steals on 4-11 shooting.

Penn are 9-3 ATS in their last 12 games overall. La Salle are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 Saturday games and over is 19-7 in La Salle last 26 non-conference games and La Salle are 16-37-1 ATS in their last 54 games overall. Road team is 8-2-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

This is a big rivalry so I’m not touching either side with anything possible especially with players hurt. If Powell is out for the Explorers I’ll lay the points…

Pick:
Penn -3.5

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