Drexel Dragons at Hofstra Pride Free Prediction 12/30/18

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Expect a shootout when the Drexel Dragons (6-8, 0-1 CAA) challenge the Hofstra Pride (11-3, 1-0 CAA) at Mack Sports Complex. The game is scheduled to start at 4 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 30, 2018.

Drexel Dragons at Hofstra Pride ATS Odds

In their last outing, the Pride won big over the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers, 79-61, while the Dragons fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles, 66-62.

Hofstra dominated every facet of the game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 19.4 and a free throw rate of 0.188. For those same stats, Mount St. Mary’s put up marks of 8.1 and 0.125, respectively. Drexel, on the other hand, made 13 of their 34 three pointers (38.2 percent). Justin Wright-Foreman played a key role for Hofstra with 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Kurk Lee, meanwhile had a good game for Drexel, recording 13 points.

The Pride dominated this series last year, taking both games. In the most recent contest, Hofstra won 88-76. Getting to the free throw line was one of Hofstra’s largest advantages. They made 35 trips to the line, while Drexel went just nine times. This will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams.

The Dragons’ Alihan Demir has been playing at a high level 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 have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense goes up against one of the worst defenses in the nation. The Pride rank 22nd in offensive efficiency, while Drexel ranks 319th in defensive efficiency.

Drexel Dragons at Hofstra Pride Betting Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Hofstra, ATS Winner – Drexel, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Drexel ranks 53rd in assists per game (15.6) while Hofstra ranks 150th in assists allowed per game (13.9).
  • The Pride average 3.2 blocks per game, which ranks 96th in the nation. The Dragons rank 112th in blocks allowed per game (3.9).
  • The Pride rank 45th in steals allowed per game (5.6) while the Dragons rank 104th (6.6).
  • Hofstra ranks 20th in rebounds allowed per game (30.4) while Drexel ranks 38th (31.6).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Pride have scored an average of 78.4 points per game (3.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 72.0 points per game (5.8 above their season average).
  • The Dragons’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 13.6, up from 0.8 for the season.