Hofstra Pride visit Florida Atlantic Owls in college basketball clash
Hofstra Pride vs Florida Atlantic Owls Odds
The Florida Atlantic Owls will be trying to slam the Hofstra Pride on Tuesday when the teams tip off at FAU Arena in college betting action.
The Owls sit at 6-8 (2-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Pride are currently 3-9 (2-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Florida Atlantic is 4-3 OU, and Hofstra is 1-2 OU.
The visitors opened as 7.5-point underdogs 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. 221-ranked Owls and the No. 302-rated Pride in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-57 win for the Owls on Tuesday.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pride is ranked No. 116 in NCAA hoops at 36.9 per game. Contrast that with Florida Atlantic’s No. 114 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Florida Atlantic is the No. 132-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while Hofstra rates No. 318 at 4.3 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hofstra owns the country's No. 334-rated mark, allowing 81.8 points per game on the highway. Florida Atlantic, on the other hand, rates No. 246 in scoring at home.
Hofstra lost its last outing, an 83-62 result against Tulane on December 22. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. Hofstra was crushed on Saturday, getting blown out by Tulane and falling by an 83-62 score at Barclays Center.
Florida Atlantic lost its last outing, a 65-64 result against Louisiana-Monroe on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point favorite. Greg Gantt scored 25 points for Florida Atlantic on Saturday, but the Warhawks managed a 65-64 victory over the Owls at Fant-Ewing Coliseum.
Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia State are 9-1
After a loss are 3-7
Florida Atlantic Owls Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Louisiana-Lafayette are 2-5
After playing Louisiana-Monroe are 1-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Pride at Owls trends to consider:
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Florida Atlantic is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
Florida Atlantic is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing Hofstra
Florida Atlantic is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Hofstra home to Georgia State, Monday, January 7
Florida Atlantic home to Louisiana-Lafayette, Thursday, January 3