Planning on watching today’s Explorers and Blue Devils game? Catch the action at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, NC, as the Blue Devils hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ACCN. The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 144.5 points, with the Blue Devils being the favored team playing at home against the Explorers.
LA SALLE EXPLORERS VS DUKE BLUE DEVILS BETTING PICK
The Pick: La Salle Explorers +26.5
This game will be played at Cameron Indoor Stadium at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, November 21st.
WHY BET THE LA SALLE EXPLORERS:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Blue Devils.
- Even though we have Duke winning straight-up, we like La Salle at +26.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Can the Explorers Pull Off a Win at Durham?
Today’s game will be La Salle’s fifth game of the season and they currently have a record of 4-0. In their previous five road games, which includes games from last year, La Salle has a road record of 1-4. La Salle enters today’s game with a 3-1 record vs. the spread. In their previous ten games, including those from last season, La Salle is 5-5 ATS.
After four games, La Salle has an over/under record of 2-2-0, with their games averaging a combined 141 points per game so far. The Explorers’ last five games have finished with a combined 71 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Coming off their recent game, the La Salle offense tallied 79 points in a matchup against Southern Indiana. Their field goal percentage for the game was 47.4%, and they made 7 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Explorers offense has been good from outside, hitting 36% of their three-pointers on an average of 20.8 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 45%.
At present, the Explorers’ defense is nationally ranked 72nd, allowing 67.5 points per game. Against Southern Indiana in their most recent game, the La Salle defense gave up a total of 78 points while allowing Southern Indiana to hit 47% of their shots.
Can Duke Pull Off a Home Win?
After defeating Bucknell by a score of 90-60, Duke now has a record of 3-1. In their previous five home games, which includes last year, Duke is 4-1. As of now, Duke’s against the spread record is 2-2 heading into today’s game. Over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Duke has gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
Through four games, Duke has an over/under record of 2-2-0 with their games averaging a combined 146.5 points per game so far. In their most recent three games, the Blue Devils’ over/under record is 2-1, with their games averaging 85 points per game.
Duke is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 90 points versus Bucknell. This output is higher than their season-average of 82.2 points per game. Mark Mitchell led the scoring for the Blue Devils, contributing 20 points. Additionally, Jared McCain chipped in with 17 points.
Coming into today’s game, the Duke defense is giving up an average of 64.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Bucknell, the Bison finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 60 points vs. Duke.