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La Salle vs Villanova Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 7 (Expect a High-Scoring Affair at Finneran Pavilion)

Devon Platana
La Salle vs. Villanova prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
La Salle vs. Villanova prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson
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La Salle vs Villanova Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
La Salle Explorers (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. No. 16 Villanova Wildcats (0-0, 0-0 Home)
Date: Monday, Nov. 7, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. ET
Venue: Finneran Pavilion — Villanova, PA
Coverage: FS1

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season is finally here. The action begins on Monday, Nov. 7 with an exciting slate of games, including a matchup between the La Salle Explorers and No. 16 Villanova Wildcats.

The previous season for La Salle was forgettable, going 11-19 overall before being eliminated in Round 2 of the Atlantic 10 Tournament. Meanwhile, Villanova looks to pick up from where it left off in 2021-22, having captured the Big East Championship before making a Final Four appearance during March Madness.

Can the Explorers begin the new season with a major upset victory? Or will the Wildcats dominate the opposition in Kyle Neptune's first game as head coach?

La Salle vs Villanova Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
Moneyline: LAS: (+860) | VILL: (-1600)
Spread: LAS: +14.5 (-110) | VILL: -14.5 (-110)
Total: 137.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Villanova enters this contest as clear home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 6:30 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 137.5 points, which is average compared to Monday's projected totals.

La Salle vs Villanova Prediction & Pick

History hasn't been kind to La Salle when it comes to games against Villanova. The Explorers have lost 22 of their last 25 matchups against the Wildcats, having not won since November 2012. What's even worse is that La Salle has lost nine straight road games against the defending Big East champs.

Even with Neptune being fresh behind the bench, I don't think Villanova is in jeopardy of losing. The team is still buzzing after last season's Final Four appearance, while the additions of Cam Whitmore, Brendan Hausen and Mark Armstrong will make the Wildcats that much tougher to play against.

After Villanova blew La Salle out 72-46 last season, I see the Wildcats winning big again to start the new campaign.

Final Score Prediction: Villanova: 83 | La Salle: 64

La Salle vs Villanova Betting Trends

- La Salle is 0-8 straight up in its last eight games against Villanova.
- Villanova is 13-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 19 games against the Atlantic 10.
- The total has hit the under in five of La Salle's last six matchups.
- The total has hit the over in four of Villanova's last five games against La Salle.

La Salle vs Villanova Best Bet

Fans of both schools have been treated to a lot of points over the last few La Salle-Villanova matchups. The Explorers and Wildcats have averaged 149.8 points over their last five meetings, finishing with over 137.5 points in four of those outings.

Considering how six of La Salle's last seven games against the Big East have also hit the over, I'm going with the total hitting over 137.5 points tonight.

Bet: Over 137.5 Points (-110)

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Devon Platana is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Devon Platana also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username PepeSilvia0. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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