Penn Quakers vs. La Salle Explorers ATS Prediction


The winless La Salle Explorers (0-9) welcome the Penn Quakers (7-2) to Tom Gola Arena. Action begins at 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Penn Quakers at La Salle Explorers Betting Odds

In their last game, the Explorers lost to the Temple Owls, 75-67, while the Quakers won a close one over the George Mason Patriots, 72-71.

Penn was 8-20 on three pointers (40.0 percent), while George Mason was 2-8 (25.0 percent). La Salle, meanwhile, had a better turnover percentage (13.6 vs. 17.1). La Salle’s Isiah Deas led the way, recording 23 points. Meanwhile, AJ Brodeur fueled Penn with 19 points and 10 rebounds.

The Explorers won the only contest between these two teams last season, 75-71. La Salle was effective at getting and making free throws. The Explorers made 21 of their 26 free throws (80.8 percent), while the Quakers were just 16-25 (64.0 percent).

La Salle might have difficulty scoring as they clash against one of the NCAA’s best defenses. Dating back to last season, Penn ranks 24th in defensive efficiency while the Explorers rank 246th in offensive efficiency.

Penn vs. La Salle Betting Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – La Salle, ATS Winner – Penn, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2017-Present):

  • Penn ranks 26th in assists per game (15.6) while La Salle ranks 210th (12.6).
  • The Quakers rank 160th in rebounds per game (37.2) while the Explorers rank 228th (34.2).
  • The Quakers rank 43rd in three pointers attempted per game (25.3) while the Explorers rank 147th (22.6).
  • Penn ranks 50th in steals per game (6.2) while La Salle ranks 145th (6.2).