The Hofstra Pride (1-0) will be at home in Mack Sports Complex when they meet the Kennesaw State Owls (0-1). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Monday, November 13, 2017.
Kennesaw State Owls vs. Hofstra Pride Betting Preview
The Owls lost big to the Butler Bulldogs in their last matchup, 82-64. James Scott had a good game for Kennesaw State, leading both teams in scoring with 26 points on 10-for-19 shooting. Butler had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (31.4 vs. 17.6). Kennesaw State, meanwhile, had a better free throw rate (0.204 vs. 0.188).
In the Prides last matchup, they topped the Army West Point Black Knights, 77-74. With 25 points on 9-for-25 shooting, Justin Wright-Foreman was the games high scorer. The Pride had a much better free throw rate (0.302 vs. 0.092) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (41.7 vs. 31.6).
Hofstra could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their high-powered offense faces off against one of the worst defenses in the NCAA. The Pride rank 45th in offensive efficiency, while Kennesaw State ranks 279th in defensive efficiency dating back to last season. Moreover, the Owls, who rank 298th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.212), could struggle to get to the line against the Pride, who rank 47th in opponents FTA rate (0.203).
Kennesaw State Owls at Hofstra Pride Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Hofstra, ATS Winner – Hofstra, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Owls average 35.7 rebounds per game, which ranks 165th in the NCAA. The Pride rank 198th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
- Hofstra ranks 39th in three pointers attempted per game (24.8) while Kennesaw State ranks 314th (15.5).
- The Owls average 15.6 assists per game, which ranks 45th in the NCAA. The Pride rank 251st in assists allowed per game (14.8).
- Hofstra ranks 36th in steals allowed per game (5.1) while Kennesaw State ranks 205th (6.7).