4* NIT ATS ABSOLUTE SMASH

4* NIT ATS ABSOLUTE SMASH

Minnesota vs. La Salle, 03/14/2012 19:00 EDT, Score: 70 - 61

Point Spread: -2½/-102 La Salle

Sportsbook: 5Dimes

Result: Loss

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!


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