Fairleigh Dickinson @ La Salle
Current Records: Fairleigh Dickinson 0-7; La Salle 3-4
What to Know
The La Salle Explorers will take on the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday at Tom Gola Arena. The Explorers will be strutting in after a win while Fairleigh Dickinson will be stumbling in from a defeat.
La Salle didn't have too much trouble with the Holy Cross Crusaders at home this past Saturday as they won 84-65. La Salle's guard Josh Nickelberry looked sharp as he had 28 points in addition to eight boards. Nickelberry had some trouble finding his footing against the Temple Owls last Wednesday, so this was a step in the right direction.
Meanwhile, Fairleigh Dickinson found themselves the reluctant recipients of an unpleasant 86-65 punch to the gut against the Drexel Dragons last week. Fairleigh Dickinson was surely aware of their 14-point disadvantage in the point spread, but the foreknowledge did nothing to prevent the result.
The Explorers are the favorite in this one, with an expected 10.5-point margin of victory. Those who got lucky with them against the spread this past Saturday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the squad has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.
La Salle's victory brought them up to 3-4 while the Knights' loss pulled them down to 0-7. A couple offensive stats to keep an eye on: La Salle has only been able to knock down 40.10% percent of their shots, which is the 33rd lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. Fairleigh Dickinsons have had an even harder time: they have only been able to knock down 37.80% percent of their shots, which is the fourth lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. It could be a slow night.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET
- Where: Tom Gola Arena -- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $39.20
The Explorers are a big 10.5-point favorite against the Knights, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Explorers as a 9.5-point favorite.
La Salle won the only game these two teams have played in the last seven years.
- Dec 21, 2019 - La Salle 66 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson 58