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Free Pick Thursday CBB

Free Pick Thursday CBB

La Salle vs. Rhode Island, 03/14/2019 12:00 EDT, Score: 57 - 76

Point Spread: +5½/-115 La Salle

Sportsbook: Bodog

Result: Loss

Scott "The Bulldog" Rickenbach CBB Game #689 Thursday Free Pick La Salle Explorers (+) vs Rhode Island Rams @ Noon ET - This line looks a little "off" doesn't it? Of course you know what that usually means! The fact is that a Rhode Island team that has a winning record and that has beaten La Salle 4 straight times is a very small favorite in this match-up even though the Explorers have an ugly 10-20 record on the season. Don't be fooled by this line. La Salle has won 7 of its last 13 games SU and has gone 8-5 ATS during this stretch. Also, the Explorers wrapped up the season with a dominating win and they are 5-1 ATS (and 4-2 SU!) this season when off a game in which they allowed 60 or less points. The Rams wrapped up the regular season on a 4-game winning streak both SU and ATS. However, Rhode Island previously had lost 7 of their 8 prior games both SU and ATS. The Rams have allowed 49% or better from the field in 6 of their last 9 games. The Explorers have held opponents to 45% or less from the field in 9 of their last 13 games. Rhode Island is 0-4 ATS this season when they enter a game having won at least 3 of their 4 prior games and that game is away from home. That system fits perfectly here and I expect the Explorers to get the upset win but will grab the points here for added "insurance" in this early game. Free Pick LA SALLE

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