Long Island Blackbirds host Hofstra Pride in college basketball action
Hofstra Pride vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds
Wellness Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Long Island Blackbirds and the visiting Hofstra Pride in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Blackbirds bring a 2-4 record (0-0 ATS) to this tilt against the 3-6 Pride, who are 2-4 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Long Island go 0-0 so far and the Pride go 0-1.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 298 (Blackbirds) and the No. 270 (Pride) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 68-62 result in favor of the Blackbirds has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Long Island has the nation's No. 49-rated offensive output, at 76.3 PPG. The visiting Pride defense ranks No. 304 allowing on average 74.2 PPG. The Blackbirds FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, more than the Pride marksmen have achieved on the year, 36.4% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Hofstra owns the country's No. 310-rated mark, allowing 80.2 points per game on the highway. Long Island, on the other hand, rates No. 192 in scoring at home.
Hofstra lost its last outing, a 52-44 result against Wagner on December 4. Hofstra got 16 points from Taran Buie but lost anyway, 52-44, to Wagner on Tuesday at Hofstra Arena.
In their last action, Long Island was a 71-60 winner at home against Lafayette. Lafayette was victimized for 20 points and 10 rebounds by Julian Boyd as the Blackbirds bested the Leopards 71-60 in college basketball action on Saturday.
Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wright State are 1-0
After playing Wagner are 1-1
After a loss are 3-7
A few Pride at Blackbirds trends to consider:
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Hofstra home to Wright State, Saturday, December 15
Long Island at Rice, Wednesday, December 12