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College Basketball Matchup - Hofstra Pride Delaware Blue Hens Odds Preview

Delaware Blue HensHofstra Pride
Feb 27, 7:00 PM | Hofstra Arena

Delaware Blue Hens vs Hofstra Pride Odds

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The Hofstra Pride will try to pay off for their supporters on Wednesday when they play host to the Delaware Blue Hens at Hofstra Arena in NCAA basketball action.

The Pride currently sports a 7-22 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 12-13 ATS. The Blue Hens are 16-13 and 13-13 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pride produce a 5-15 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Blue Hens have gone 16-6 against the number.

View Delaware vs Hofstra Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 280-ranked Pride and the No. 126-rated Blue Hens in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 66-58 win for the Blue Hens on Wednesday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Hofstra's No. 334-ranked offense, averaging 58.5 PPG, against a Blue Hens defense that ranks No. 256 at 69.9 PPG. The Pride field goal percentage has averaged 38.1% so far, less than the Blue Hens marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.

Defensively, Delaware features the nation's No. 263-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Hofstra, meanwhile, comes in at No. 331 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Delaware, they were a 79-78 winner as they battled UNC Wilmington on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point favorite. Delaware got 24 points from Devon Saddler en route to a 79-78 victory over UNC Wilmington on Saturday at Trask Coliseum.

Hofstra was a 70-59 winner in its last match at home against Old Dominion. They covered the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. The Pride grabbed a 70-59 win over the Monarchs on Sunday, behind an 18 -point effort from David Imes at Hofstra Arena.

Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing George Mason are 3-7
After playing UNC Wilmington are 4-6
After a win are 7-3

Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Towson are 6-4
After playing Old Dominion are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

A few Blue Hens at Pride trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Delaware's last 5 games on the road
Delaware is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Delaware's last 6 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
Delaware is 1-11 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
Hofstra is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing at home against Delaware
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Hofstra's last 5 games when playing Delaware
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Hofstra's last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Hofstra's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Delaware home to George Mason, Saturday, March 2
Hofstra at Towson, Saturday, March 2