Delaware State Hornets vs. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Free Prediction 12/19/18

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The Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (8-4) welcome the Delaware State Hornets (2-8) to Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena. The Hornets look to end a six-game road losing streak. The game gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

Delaware State Hornets vs. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Betting Odds

Both teams fell in their last game. The Fightin’ Blue Hens fell to the Maryland Terrapins, 73-67, while the Hornets lost big to the East Carolina Pirates, 81-56.

Delaware State had a better effective field goal percentage (0.412 vs. 0.492) while Delaware had a better effective field goal percentage (0.446 vs. 0.419). Eric Carter had a good outing for Delaware, contributing 29 points and nine rebounds. Delaware State received a boost from Saleik Edwards, who finished with 22 points.

The Fightin’ Blue Hens won the sole game between these two teams last year, 68-59. Delaware’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Fightin’ Blue Hens had 16 offensive rebounds and 42 total rebounds, while the Hornets had eight and 33, respectively. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

Carter has really been playing well as of late for Delaware, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

From an effective field goal percentage perspective, Delaware figures to have a significant edge. The sharp-shooting Fightin’ Blue Hens offense ranks 12th in the country in that metric at 0.572, while the suspect Delaware State defense is ranked 321st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.530). Furthermore, the Hornets, who rank 292nd in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.171), will battle against the Fightin’ Blue Hens, who rank 39th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.181).

Delaware State vs. Delaware Odds Pick

Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Delaware, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Delaware ranks 123rd in assists per game (13.5) while Delaware State ranks 194th in assists allowed per game (16.7).
  • The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 94th in blocks per game (3.4) while the Hornets rank 105th in blocks allowed per game (4.1).
  • The Fightin’ Blue Hens average 35.0 rebounds per game, which ranks 167th in the country. The Hornets rank 204th in rebounds allowed per game (43.7).
  • Delaware ranks 183rd in three pointers attempted per game (21.0) while Delaware State ranks 209th in three pointers allowed per game (24.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Hornets’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 15.8, up from 15.5 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Fightin’ Blue Hens have scored an average of 77.6 points per game (2.0 above their season average) and allowed an average of 61.2 points per game (9.3 below their season average).