4* NIT ATS ABSOLUTE SMASH
Minnesota vs. La Salle,
03/14/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 70 - 61
Point Spread: -2½/-102 La Salle
4* NIT ATS ABSOLUTE SMASH: La Salle -2.5
I have a hard time seeing Minnesota being excited about a NIT game against La Salle, which has me laying the 2.5-points on the Explores. La Salle is 14-2 at home this season, and are 9-1 ATS in all lined games at home.
The Explorers can really light it up from long distance. They come in averaging nine 3-pointers a game at home on 44.4% shooting. Minnesota has struggled against teams who can shoot it from outside. The Golden Gophers are just 8-17 ATS versus good 3 point shooting teams - making >=37% of their attempts over the last 2 seasons.
La Salle is going to be excited about the opportunity to play in this game and show what they can do against a power conference team. The Explorers are 11-4 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record this season, 12-3-1 ATS in their last 16 games as a home favorite, and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. BET LA SALLE!