Check out our free Davidson vs La Salle pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Philadelphia. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Davidson vs La Salle Pick & Preview: Tuesday, January 24th Betting Odds
Wildcats vs Explorers Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Davidson Wildcats at La Salle Explorers
- Where: Philadelphia at Tom Gola Arena
- Date: Tuesday, January 24th
- Betting Odds: Davidson -4.5, DAVID -200 | LASAL +160 O/U 139.5
Coming into today’s matchup, the Davidson Wildcats are in the middle of a 4 game losing streak and have an overall record of 9-10. On the road, the Wildcats will be playing their 8th game of the season, having gone 2-6. So far, the Wildcats have been favored 11 times, going 7-4 straight up. In today’s matchup, the oddsmakers have Davidson as -4.5 point favorites.
Davidson will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Foster Loyer who is averaging 15.58 points per game for the Wildcats. Loyer is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Wildcats’ offensive game plan is the play of Sam Mennenga who has hit 51.6% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 15.47 points per game.
Through 19 games, Davidson has been playing well on offense, averaging 75.6 points per game. Even though the team has been methodical with their pace, the Wildcats’ shooters have been hot from outside, hitting 38.6% of their shots per game. This strong shooting percentage has equated to an average of 8.82 made 3’s per contest.
La Salle heads into this matchup having played 19 games and have an overall record sitting at 8-11. Currently, the Explorers have been the home team 10 times, sitting with a record of 5-5. So far, the Explorers have been the underdog 10 times, going 2-8 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
La Salle’s leading scorer this season is Khalil Brantley, who is averaging 14.35 points per contest. So far, Brantley has accounted for 18.73% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 4.12 assists. Josh Nickelberry is the second leading scorer for the Explorers, averaging 10.26 points per game. Between him and Nickelberry, they are accounting for 33.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for La Salle this season, as they are currently ranked 314th in college basketball at 67.5 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Explorers’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 365th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Davidson Wildcats -4.5
For this showdown between the Davidson Wildcats and La Salle Explorers, our analysis points to 3-point shooting being a key factor in the outcome of this game. Both team’s come into the game with above average numbers in made 3’s per game. So far, Davidson and La Salle are 127th and 271st in that department, respectively. After crunching the numbers, we anticipate Davidson continuing to shoot the ball well. For the season, they have hit 38.6% of their looks from deep. With a point spread sitting at -4.5 in favor of Davidson, we like them to not only win but cover the spread.