The Hofstra Pride (21-7, 12-3 CAA) will travel to Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena to meet the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (20-8, 10-5 CAA) in their home finale. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, February 22, 2020.
Hofstra Pride at Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Odds Preview
In the Pride’s last matchup, they were victorious over the Drexel Dragons, 81-74. Desure Buie was the top scorer from either team with 26 points on 11-for-22 shooting. The Pride made 21 of their 24 free throws (87.5 percent), while the Dragons had a turnover percentage of 21.1 (above the 17.4 mark opponents have averaged against Hofstra this season).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens hope to maintain momentum after dismantling the Northeastern Huskies in their last outing, 70-48. Justyn Mutts led the way for Delaware, recording 13 points and eight rebounds. Delaware dominated nearly every stat category in the contest. They had a free throw rate of 0.200 (below their season average of 0.238) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.600 (above their season average of 0.550). Northeastern was 0.037 and 0.426, respectively, for those same stats.
These two schools have already met once this season. The Fightin’ Blue Hens won 73-71. Delaware’s effective field goal percentage was its largest strength over Hofstra. The Fightin’ Blue Hens had a rate of 0.485 while the Pride posted a mark of 0.402. Mutts put up a double-double in the victory with 30 points and 13 rebounds.
This contest figures to be a shootout as a pair of the country’s best offenses face off. Delaware currently ranks 52nd with 108.6 points per 100 possessions and Hofstra is 32nd (110.9). Ball protection should be an advantage for the Pride. They rank 37th at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.8 percent), while the Fightin’ Blue Hens force the 57th-fewest turnovers in the nation (opponents’ turnover percentage of 17.4 percent).
Hofstra vs. Delaware Betting Prediction
Free Basketball Tip: SU Winner – Hofstra, ATS Winner – Hofstra, O/U – Under
The Pride average 21.5 three pointers per game, which ranks 162nd in the country. The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 195th in three pointers allowed per game (22.9).
Hofstra and Delaware rank 27th in blocks allows per game (2.5).
Delaware ranks 149th in assists per game (13.1) while Hofstra ranks 224th in assists allowed per game (14.4).
The Pride rank 177th in rebounds per game (34.9) while the Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 232nd (33.5).
Hofstra averages 7.1 steals per game, which ranks 82nd in the nation. Delaware ranks 133rd in steals allowed per game (6.6).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 6.4, up from 4.6 for the season.
During their last five games, the Pride have scored an average of 78.6 points per game (1.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 66.4 points per game (3.0 below their season average).