La Salle Explorers at Davidson Wildcats 2020-03-12 - Free NCAAB Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Welcome to Davidson, North Carolina for this tussle pitting the visiting La Salle Explorers against the hometown Davidson Wildcats in the friendly confines of John M. Belk Arena. Las Vegas oddsmakers have posted a line on the Wildcats of -9.0 and set the total at 136.0.

The La Salle Explorers (13-14) are averaging 68.0 points per game this season while allowing 69.9, which has led to a record of 11-10 against the spread this season. On the road against the betting line, the record for the Explorers is 6-5. The number has gone over the total on 11 occasions while falling under the total 10 times. As the road team, those numbers are 5 over and 6 under.

On the other side of the court, the Wildcats of Davidson (15-12) have averaged 72.7 points for and 67.5 points against on the season. On home court, those numbers change to 75.9-61.9. For those making college basketball picks against the spread, the Wildcats are 12-13 ATS on the season and8-3 ATS as the home team. Over the total has cashed 13 times this season in Wildcats games while under the total has paid off 11 times. The home record for Over/Under in Wildcats games is 5-6.


Taking a look at the Sportsbook reports on game day morning, these are the reported consensus trends in betting volume from participating sportsbooks. Note that these numbers will change as more action comes in as we get closer to game time, but it is always worth a look at the morning reports just to see where the money is going.

  • Betting La Salle against the spread(9.0): 51%
  • Betting La Salle to win straight up(343): 48%
  • Betting Davidson against the spread(-9.0): 49%
  • Betting Davidson to win straight up(-434): 52%
  • Betting Over the Total(136.0): 50%
  • Betting Under the Total(136.0): 50%

Important to remember that the above consensus numbers are an early snapshot of public action. The Professional Handicappers League has a few professional consensus services for those looking for a consensus of expert sports picks. Personally, we like to know where the money goes early, especially looking for drastic early money on one side, which is often "smart money", whereas heavy action closer to game time is usually "square money".


The Davidson Wildcats is a team we have a pretty strong read on and have had a lot of success betting or against. We have placed 30 documented premium wagers on Wildcats games in the last decade, winning 24, next to just 6 for a winning rate of 80.00% and profits of $17490.00. We do not have a premium selection in this game today, but we do have a strong opinion.

Some of the factors we look at are the total points being scored by both teams, which is 140.7. Together, the teams average 137.4 points allowed, which gives us expected total points of 139.05, which can be compared against the over/under offered by oddsmakers for those inclined to bet on totals.

To determine the game-winner and to consider the spread in a game we can look at point differential as well, but it is wise to weigh the power rating differential even more. In this game, the power rating on the hometown Wildcats is 82.5 while the visiting Explorers bring a rating of 71.5, meaning, a reasonable line on this game for Davidson is -11.

Taking everything into consideration we do have a free pick opinion on this game.

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