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Hofstra Pride vs Virginia Commonwealth Rams Betting Matchup Report

Virginia Commonwealth RamsHofstra Pride
Jan 2, 7:00 PM | Hofstra Arena

Virginia Commonwealth Rams vs Hofstra Pride Odds

10-3TEAM RECORD6-7

The Pride will try to cover the spread at Hofstra Arena on Monday when they get a visit from the Virginia Commonwealth Rams in college basketball action.

The Pride are 6-7 so far on the season, and 2-5-1 ATS vs. the number. The Rams, meanwhile, are 10-3 and 7-5 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Hofstra go 4-4 and the Rams go 7-5 on the totals.

View Virginia Commonwealth vs Hofstra Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Pride as 5.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pride - Rams odds would favor the Rams if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Hofstra is rated No. 251 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Virginia Commonwealth is at No. 163. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-68 win for the Rams.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Hofstra has the nation's No. 177-rated offensive output, at 68.5 PPG. The visiting Rams defense ranks No. 52 allowing on average 61 PPG. The Pride FG% has averaged 42.7% so far, more than the Rams marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.

Defensively, Virginia Commonwealth features the nation's No. 77-rated defense on the road, allowing 65.5 points per game. Hofstra, meanwhile, comes in at No. 189 nationally in scoring at home.

Virginia Commonwealth was a 76-75 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Akron. They failed to cover the 1.5–point spread as favorites. Virginia Commonwealth got 19 points from Bradford Burgess en route to a 76-75 victory over Akron on Thursday at James A. Rhodes Arena.

Hofstra was an 83-75 winner in their most recent outing at home against Iona. They covered the 10–point spread as underdogs. Hofstra earned an 83-75 victory over Iona on Thursday, getting 24 points from Mike Moore at Hofstra Arena.

Virginia Commonwealth Rams Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Georgia State are 10-0
After playing Akron are 2-1
After a win are 7-3

Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Delaware are 8-2
After playing Iona are 5-3
After a win are 5-5

A few Rams at Pride trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 6 games on the road
Virginia Commonwealth is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Virginia Commonwealth's last 5 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
Virginia Commonwealth is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Hofstra's last 5 games when playing at home against Virginia Commonwealth
Hofstra is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Hofstra's last 9 games when playing Virginia Commonwealth
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Virginia Commonwealth

Next up:
Virginia Commonwealth home to Georgia State, Wednesday, January 4
Hofstra at Delaware, Wednesday, January 4

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