UMass Minutemen vs. La Salle Explorers: January 9, 2021 Betting Trends, Predictions, Computer Picks, Odds, Line and Preview

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The UMass Minutemen (2-2) host the La Salle Explorers (3-5) as 5-point favorites after Carl Pierre put up 23 points in the Minutemen 93-88 loss to Bryant. The game airs on NBCS at 4:00 PM ET on Saturday, January 9, 2021. The matchup has a point total of 145.5.

Betting Information

UMass vs La Salle Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
UMass -5 -112 -109 145.5 -109 -113 -225 180

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Computer picks for UMass vs La Salle
ATS Over/Under Score Prediction
UMass (-5) Over (145.5) UMass 79 La Salle 72

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Total Facts

  • In 100% of their opportunities this season (four of four chances), the Minutemen and their opponents have put up more than this matchup’s point total of 145.5 points.
  • La Salle and its opponents have added up to score more than 145.5 points in 37.5% of their matchups this season (three of eight opportunities).
  • The Minutemen and the Explorers combine to average 5.1 more points per game than the total of 145.5 set for this matchup.
  • Opponents of these teams have averaged a combined 147.4 points per game, 1.9 more than the point total in this matchup.
  • The average over/under the Minutemen have had set in matchups this season is 19.0 more points than this outing’s point total.
  • Explorers games this year have averaged an over/under of 133.5 points, 12.0 less than the point total in this matchup.

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UMass Betting Information

  • The Minutemen are 2-2 against the spread this season.
  • The Minutemen have posted an even record of 1-1 against the spread when the spread is -5 or higher.
  • UMass has been reliable for the over this season, combining with opponents to reach the total in 4 of 4 games for a 100% rate.

La Salle Betting Information

  • La Salle has failed to cover the spread in more than half of its outings, going 3-4 ATS.
  • La Salle and its opponents have hit the over in fewer than half of their games this year — 3 of 7 (42.9%).

Head to Head

UMass vs La Salle (Last 5 Games)
Date Favorite Spread Total Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline Game Type Result
12/16/2020 UMass -4.5 140 -205 +165 Regular Season 85-66 UMASS
3/4/2020 La Salle -1.5 137.5 -127 +104 Regular Season 75-64 UMASS
1/8/2020 UMass -3 142.5 -158 +130 Regular Season 77-69 UMASS
1/30/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 60-51 LASALLE
1/5/2019 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Regular Season 69-60 LASALLE

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UMass Leaders

  • The Minutemen leader in points and rebounds is Tre Mitchell, who scores 22.6 points and grabs 7.0 boards per game.
  • Noah Fernandes is UMass’ best passer, distributing 5.6 assists per game while scoring 12.8 PPG.
  • The Minutemen get the most three-point shooting production out of Pierre, who knocks down 2.6 threes per game.
  • Fernandes is the Minutemen leader in steals, averaging 2.2 steals per game, while Mitchell leads them in blocks with 1.6 per contest.

La Salle Leaders

  • The Explorers’ leader in scoring and rebounding is Jack Clark with 9.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.
  • The Explorers’ leading assist machine is Jhamir Brickus with a stat line of 4.0 assists, 7.8 points, and 1.7 rebounds per game.
  • Sherif Kenney provides the bulk of the Explorers’ three-point shooting production. He hits 1.8 threes per game to pace the team.
  • La Salle’s leader in steals is Brickus with 1.7 per game, and its leader in blocks is Clifton Moore with 1.6 per game.
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