A seven-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Hofstra Pride (10-3) when they challenge the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (8-5) at Mack Sports Complex. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 28, 2018.
Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens at Hofstra Pride Betting Odds
In their last game, the Pride easily got past the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers, 79-61, while the Fightin’ Blue Hens were beaten by the Maryland Terrapins, 73-67.
Hofstra dominated every stat category in the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 and a free throw rate of 0.188. Mount St. Mary’s was 8.1 and 0.125, respectively, for those same stats. Delaware, on the other hand, had a better effective field goal percentage (0.446 vs. 0.419). Justin Wright-Foreman put together a good performance for Hofstra with 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Meanwhile, Delaware was led by Eric Carter, who recorded 29 points and nine rebounds.
The Pride dominated this series last year, securing victories in both games. In the most recent contest, Hofstra won 64-59. The Pride’s 6.0 turnover percentage was their biggest strength over the Fightin’ Blue Hens, who had a rate of 16.0. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.
The Fightin’ Blue Hens’ Carter has been playing well over his last five games, averaging 0 points per game. Meanwhile, Eli Pemberton has averaged 0 points during that same time frame for the Pride.
Hofstra could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense squares off against one of the nation’s worst defenses. The Pride currently rank 45th in offensive efficiency, while Delaware ranks 260th in defensive efficiency.
Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens at Hofstra Pride Pick
Prediction: SU Winner – Hofstra, ATS Winner – Delaware, O/U – Under
- Delaware averages 13.6 assists per game, which ranks 123rd in the NCAA. Hofstra ranks 150th in assists allowed per game (14.2).
- The Pride’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.4, down from 13.2 for the season.
- During their last five games, the Fightin’ Blue Hens have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (2.4 above their season average) and allowed an average of 61.2 points per game (9.5 below their season average).