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Long Island Blackbirds host Hofstra Pride in college basketball action

Hofstra PrideLong Island Blackbirds
Dec 8, 2:00 PM | Wellness Center

Hofstra Pride vs Long Island Blackbirds Odds

3-6TEAM RECORD2-4

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.

View Hofstra vs Long Island Odds and Stats.

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.

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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

Next up:
Hofstra home to Wright State, Saturday, December 15
Long Island at Rice, Wednesday, December 12