College Basketball Free Pick
Wednesday, November 13 at 4 p.m. PT
La Salle Explorers at Penn Quakers
LaSalle at Penn -9: The Quakers pulled off an 81-80 upset of Alabama in Tuscaloosa in their opener last week and promptly followed that with a 19-point loss to Rice.
The Explorers did something in their opener that they didn’t do in all of November in 2018: They won a game. LaSalle started last season, Ashley Howard’s first as coach, 0-10.
The Explorers’ defense — 11th in the nation in effective field goal percentage, according to KenPom.com — combined with Penn’s struggles with shooting and offensive rebounding make this number too big for the home team. LASALLE