Hofstra Pride vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds
Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Delaware Blue Hens try to run the Hofstra Pride off the court at Richmond Coliseum in college hoops action.
It's a game in the Colonial Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Richmond Coliseum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.
Supporters of the Pride have watched them go 7-24 and 14-13 ATS on the year, while the Blue Hens are at 18-13 and 14-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Blue Hens are 17-7, while the Pride have a 6-16 mark.
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Blue Hens as 8-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 118-rated Blue Hens and the No. 265-ranked Pride, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 66-58 result in favor of the Blue Hens.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Delaware's No. 124-ranked offense, averaging 69.6 PPG, against a Pride defense that ranks No. 185 at 66.8 PPG. The Blue Hens field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, more than the Pride marksmen have achieved on the year, 38.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hofstra owns the country's No. 170-rated mark, allowing 69.5 points per game on the highway. Delaware, on the other hand, rates No. 126 in scoring at home.
Hofstra lost its last outing, a 67-64 result against Towson on March 2. They covered in that game as a 11-point underdog. Hofstra suffered a 67-64 loss against Towson on Saturday, getting 22 points from Stevie Mejia in a losing effort at Towson Center.
Delaware won its last outing, an 82-77 result against George Mason on March 2. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. The Blue Hens grabbed an 82-77 win over the Patriots on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Devon Saddler at Bob Carpenter Center.
Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Towson are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8
Delaware Blue Hens Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
After playing George Mason are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Pride at Blue Hens trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Delaware's last 9 games
Delaware is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Delaware's last 6 games when playing Hofstra
Delaware is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Hofstra