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Davidson Wildcats Favored to Win as La Salle Hopes to Break Road Losing Streak

The La Salle Explorers are hoping to break their recent pattern of road losses as they prepare to take on the Davidson Wildcats on Tuesday night. The game will be held at John M. Belk Arena and is scheduled to start at 7 PM ET. La Salle is coming off a 82-65 defeat against Richmond, while Davidson suffered a narrow 57-55 loss to George Mason. Historically, Davidson has been successful against La Salle, winning 8 out of their last 10 matchups. As for the betting odds, Davidson is favored to win with an opening line of -9, but the current line has shifted to Davidson -8.

Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: Explorers +307 | Wildcats -405
  • Spread: Explorers +8 (-110) | Wildcats -8 (-110)
  • Total: Over/Under 141.5 (-110)
  • Based on the moneyline, the implied probability that Davidson will win straight-up is 80%.

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La Salle Explorers

The La Salle Explorers are currently on a four-game losing streak and are looking to end it with a win against the Wildcats. A victory in this game would give them their second win in their last six games. On average, the team scores 72.8 points per game and made 46.6 percent of their field goals and 30 percent of their three-pointers in their last game. Khalil Brantley led the team with 22 points and four rebounds, while Daeshon Shepherd and Jhamir Brickus added 12 points each. Defensively, they have struggled, allowing an average of 76.4 points per game. In their last game, they gave up 82 points, emphasizing the need for improvement in this upcoming game. Overall, La Salle has a power ranking of 249, with rankings of 166 in offense and 258 in defense. They have a record of 11-13 this season and have hit 42.61% of their field goals, 72.06% of their free throws, and 34.22% of their three-pointers. They average 34.65 rebounds per game and have 15.04 offensive assists and 9.48 turnovers per game. Defensively, they allow opponents to make 45.13% of their field goals, 71.59% of their free throws, and 35.31% of their three-pointers. They average 38.57 defensive rebounds per game and have 13.96 defensive assists and 11.74 turnovers per game.

Davidson Wildcats Analysis

In their last game, the Davidson Wildcats lost to George Mason following their win over Duquesne. They will aim to rebound from this loss by securing a win against the La Salle Explorers, which would be their second win in their last three games. Currently, Davidson has an average scoring of 69 points per game. In their previous game, they scored 55 points, with a 34.6 percent success rate for field goals and a 25.9 percent success rate for three-pointers. Reed Bailey led the Wildcats with 22 points and six rebounds, while Connor Kochera contributed 12 points and two rebounds, and Bobby Durkin added 11 points, three rebounds, and four assists. Defensively, Davidson has been performing well, allowing an average of 67.3 points per game. In their last game, they allowed 57 points and will need a similar defensive effort to secure a victory. The Wildcats have a power ranking of 104 and are ranked #244 for offense, averaging 71.77 points per game. They are ranked #66 for defense, allowing an average of 67.41 points per game. Overall, their record stands at 13-10 (10-11 ATS). In terms of offensive stats, Davidson hits an average of 43.58 percent of their field goals (ranked #253), 72.60 percent of their free throws (ranked #132), and 32.60 percent of their three-pointers (ranked #248 in the NCAAB). They also average 35.50 rebounds per game (ranked #186), 12.73 offensive assists, and 10.23 turnovers per game (ranked #219 and 48, respectively). Defensively, Davidson allows an average of 42.42 percent of field goals (ranked #114), 67.57 percent of free throws (ranked #21 in the NCAAB), and 33.83 percent of three-pointers (ranked #216). They average 34.50 defensive rebounds per game (ranked #34.50), 13.00 defensive assists, and 11.45 turnovers per game (ranked #193 and 254, respectively).

Wildcats' Defensive Strength and Explorers' Weaknesses Favor Davidson in Upcoming Game

The Wildcats have experienced a decline in their performance with losses in three out of their last five games. Their offensive capabilities are lacking as they struggle to achieve an average of less than 68 points per game on home turf. Nonetheless, they have shown proficiency in free-throw shooting by converting over 84 percent in their previous three games. Exhibiting strength in rebounding and aggressiveness on the offensive glass, the Wildcats are likely to create more scoring opportunities for themselves. On top of this, they possess commendable ball protection skills that will limit the Explorers' chances at easy scoring. Contrarily, the Explorers exhibit weaknesses defensively, which have been compounded in recent games with a trend of conceding over 90 points per game. Subsequently, they may encounter difficulties in curtailing the Wildcats' offensive prowess. The Explorers' past performances during away games have seen them endure two consecutive losses and a four-game losing streak overall. While their offensive capabilities remain notable, scoring above 74 points per game on the road, their lack of ball control could result in opportunities for the Wildcats to exploit. Davidson's strong defensive efforts at home, keeping opponents below 65 points per game, should adequately contain La Salle's offensive efforts. As such, it is advisable to select Davidson to cover the spread in this game.

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