UMass at La Salle - 1/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

UMass at La Salle - 1/26/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

La Salle Explorers (6-10) vs UMass Minutemen (8-10)

Game Info: Wednesday, January 26, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Tom Gola Arena)

Betting Odds: La Salle Explorers -1 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The UMass Minutemen will travel to play the La Salle Explorers in an A-10 game on Wednesday.

The UMass Minutemen are 8-10 (1-5) this season and have lost five of their last six games. UMass is coming off of a loss to Saint Louis by a score of 90-59 in their last game. UMass only shot 29% from the field and was -20 in the rebounding battle in the game. Trent Buttrick led the Minutemen with 17 points and 5 rebounds in the loss. UMass is averaging 77 points per game and is giving up 79.3 points per game against, while also averaging 32.7 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game. Noah Fernandes is averaging 16 points per game and 5.2 assists per game, while Rich Kelly is averaging 12.7 points per game and 3.2 assists per game for the Minutemen. UMass is shooting 43.9% on field goals, 74.2% on free throws, and 40.2% on three pointers.

The La Salle Explorers are 6-10 (1-5) this season and have lost six of their last seven games. La Salle lost to Richmond by a score of 64-56 in their last game. La Salle shot 20% from three-point range and turned the ball over 16 times in the loss. Clifton Moore led the Explorers with 19 points and 12 rebounds in the game. La Salle is averaging 68.3 points per game and is giving up 70.8 points per game against, while also averaging 39.3 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game. Clifton Moore is averaging 12.3 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game, while Josh Nickelberry is averaging 12.1 points per game and 2.8 rebounds per game for the Explorers. La Salle is shooting 41% on field goals, 69.3% on free throws, and 31.9% on three pointers.

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UMass is 7-2 ATS in their last 9 Wednesday games and 2-9 ATS in their last 11 road games. The over is 12-3 in UMass’ last 15 games. La Salle is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a loss. The under is 7-3 in La Salle’s last 10 games following a loss.

Both of these teams have struggled this season and are tied for last in the conference. La Salle has the defensive and rebounding advantages, while UMass is the better scoring team. I am taking La Salle at home with their defense.

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David’s Pick La Salle -1

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