Hofstra Pride vs. Elon Phoenix ATS Prediction 01/12/19

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The Hofstra Pride (14-3, 4-0 CAA) and the Elon Phoenix (5-13, 1-4 CAA) go head-to-head at Schar Center. The Pride will attempt to continue their 11-game winning streak. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 12, 2019.

Hofstra Pride at Elon Phoenix ATS Odds

In their last game, the Phoenix lost to the Northeastern Huskies, 81-70, while the Pride barely escaped the William & Mary Tribe, 93-90.

The Pride forced 20 turnovers, while the Tribe had a free throw rate of 0.160 (below their season average of 0.215). Elon, meanwhile, held Northeastern to an effective field goal percentage of 0.450 (below their season average of 0.574). Elon’s Tyler Seibring had a solid performance, finishing with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Meanwhile, Hofstra was led by Justin Wright-Foreman, who recorded 37 points and seven rebounds.

This series was highly competitive last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Pride won the most recent matchup 67-48. Hofstra’s 0.169 free throw rate was their biggest advantage over Elon, who had a mark of 0.094. This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

Getting to the line could be scarce for Elon in this matchup. The Phoenix rank 304th in the nation with a free throw attempt (FTA) rate of 0.189, while Hofstra ranks 14th in FTA rate allowed (0.163). Furthermore, the Pride’s 21st-ranked offense (offensive efficiency of 116.4) will attempt to take advantage of the Phoenix’s 325th-ranked defense (defensive efficiency of 110.7).

Hofstra at Elon Free Pick

Prediction: SU Winner – Hofstra, ATS Winner – Elon, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Hofstra ranks 31st in rebounds allowed per game (31.5) while Elon ranks 201st (37.3).
  • The Phoenix rank 99th in assists per game (14.4) while the Pride rank 181st in assists allowed per game (14.6).
  • Elon ranks fifth in blocks allowed per game (1.8) while Hofstra ranks 85th (3.4).
  • The Pride rank 34th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Phoenix rank 151st (7.3).
  • Elon ranks 23rd in three pointers attempted per game (28.0) while Hofstra ranks 140th (22.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Pride’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 23.6, up from 13.9 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Phoenix have scored an average of 65.6 points per game (4.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.8 points per game (1.3 below their season average).