La Salle at Davidson - 3/12/20 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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La Salle (15-15) at Davidson (16-14)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Davidson -8 -- Over/Under: 136
The Davidson Wildcats (16-14, CONF 6-12) and LaSalle Explorers (15-15, CONF 6-12) face off in the Atlantic 10 tournament on Thursday at the Barclays Center. The home team has won the last three games played between Davidson and LaSalle. Earlier this season Davidson won 74-49 over the Explorers.
LaSalle currently sits with a 15-15 record and over the last ten games they have covered five of the spreads. In LaSalle’s last game the offense was good against St. joe’s putting 78 points and that led to a one point victory.
Overall this season LaSalle hasn’t had an elite offensive and even with that big game in the last one, they are only averaging 67.2 points per game over the last five.
The Explorers don’t really have a star player but they have seven players averaging at least six points a game. In this game if LaSalle wants to win the offense is going to need to find a way to step up and not fall behind.
Davidson has 16 wins this season but they can’t be happy with the way they have been playing this season. Over the last ten games they have six wins, but over the last three games they have only won one game.
The one during that stretch for Davidson was in their last game where they knocked off VCU by 10 points.
Overall this season Davidson is averaging 72.7 points while the defense is giving up 67.5 points. Kellan Grady is the star for the Wildcats averaging 17.2 points while shooting 46.3 percent from the field.
The over is 7-1-1 in Davidson’s last nine games against the Atlantic 10. The over is 7-2 in LaSalle’s last nine games played on Thursday. The over is 11-5 in LaSalle’s last 16 games as an underdog. The over is 7-1-1 in Davidson’s last nine games overall.
LaSalle is coming off a good offensive game and there should be no shortage of points in this game. Look for a faster tempo game from both teams that goes well over the total.