The Hofstra Pride (2-0) and the Dayton Flyers (1-0) go head-to-head in the Charleston Classic at TD Arena. Action gets underway at 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 16, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Dayton Flyers vs. Hofstra Pride Betting Preview
In the Flyers last game, they barely escaped the Ball State Cardinals, 78-77. Josh Cunningham was the top scorer from either team with 22 points on 8-for-11 shooting. Dayton dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a free throw rate of 0.310 and an offensive rebounding percentage of 20.0. For those same stats, Ball State had marks of 0.090 and 18.4, respectively.
The Pride hope to keep it rolling after blowing out the Kennesaw State Owls in their last game, 75-57. Rokas Gustys fueled Hofstra with 14 points and 13 rebounds. The Pride had a much better effective field goal percentage (0.534 vs. 0.311) and had a better free throw rate (0.224 vs. 0.149).
This showdown pits one of the NCAAs top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Since the 2016-17 season, Hofstra ranks 45th in offensive efficiency and Dayton ranks 33rd in defensive efficiency. Moreover, the Flyers, who rank 29th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.301), will face a tough challenge against the Pride, who rank 45th in opponents FTA rate (0.201).
Dayton Flyers vs. Hofstra Pride Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Dayton, ATS Winner – Dayton, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Pride rank 112th in rebounds per game (36.6) while the Flyers rank 234th (34.4).
- Dayton ranks 29th in steals per game (7.7) while Hofstra ranks 288th (4.4).
- The Flyers rank 47th in assists per game (15.6) while the Pride rank 247th in assists allowed per game (14.6).
- Hofstra ranks 45th in three pointers attempted per game (24.7) while Dayton ranks 201st in three pointers allowed per game (22.0).