Don't miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Explorers and Spiders. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on ESPN+, and it's hosted by the Spiders at Robins Center in Richmond, VA. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 141 points, and Richmond is favored by -10 to win at home against La Salle.

LA SALLE EXPLORERS VS RICHMOND SPIDERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: La Salle Explorers +10

This game will be played at Robins Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 10th.

WHY BET THE LA SALLE EXPLORERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Spiders.
  • Even though we have Richmond winning straight-up, we like La Salle at +10.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 141 points, and we like the over with a projected 144 points.

Can The Explorers Secure a Win at Richmond?

La Salle comes into this game as a +10 underdog, and they have gone 4-10 as the underdog this season. They are 11-12 overall, and they have gone 2-8 in Atlantic 10 play.

On the road, the Explorers have gone just 3-6 this season, and their average scoring margin on the road is -5.6. They have lost three straight games, including a 102-84 loss to Saint Louis in their most recent game.

La Salle's ATS record this year is currently 10-13, and they are 5-4 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Explorers have gone 6-8 vs. the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, La Salle is 4-6 ATS.

This season, the over/under record in La Salle games is 11-12 and today's line of 141 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (144.5). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 2-1. On the year, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 141.

The La Salle offense is coming off a game where they scored 84 points against Saint Louis. They posted a field goal percentage of 39.4% and connected on 10 threes. Khalil Brantley is leading the team in scoring at 15.2 points per contest. Jhamir Brickus has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 14.3 going into the game.

At this time, the Explorers' defense is positioned 236th in the country, permitting 74.7 points per game. In their most recent game, the La Salle defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Saint Louis knocked down 10 three-pointers on their way to 102 points.

Can the Spiders Hold Strong at Home?

Richmond has been dominant at home this season, going 11-1 with an average scoring margin of +14.1 points per game. They have won their last nine games at home, and their record at home over their last 10 games is 9-1.

Overall, Richmond is 16-6, including an 8-1 mark in Atlantic 10 play. They are coming off a 63-52 loss to VCU, and their record as the favorite this season is 10-0.

As the favorite, Richmond has been excellent vs. the spread this season, posting a 9-1 record. Their overall ATS mark is 16-5, including an 11-1 record at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Spiders have gone 9-1 vs. the spread.

Richmond's over/under record this season is 10-10-1 and the average over/under line in their games is 139.8. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today's line of 141. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 133 points.

In contrast to their season average of 72.4 points per game, the Richmond had a below average performance. They scored 52 points against VCU and had a field goal percentage of 35.3%. The top scorer for the Spiders was DeLonnie Hunt with 12 points, while Jordan King also added 12 to the scoreboard.

The Spiders' defense is presently ranked 31st nationally, allowing an average of 65.0 points per contest. In today's game vs. La Salle, the Richmond defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Richmond made 18 free-throws vs. the Spiders.