NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Pride underdogs vs Raiders at Hofstra
Wright State Raiders vs Hofstra Pride Odds
Hofstra Arena features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Hofstra Pride and the visiting Wright State Raiders in college hoops action on Saturday.
The Pride currently sports a 3-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 2-4 ATS. The Raiders are 6-3 and 4-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Pride produce a 0-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Raiders have gone 2-1 against the number.
Bettors looking to back visiting Wright State before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 294-rated Pride and the No. 255-ranked Raiders, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-53 result in favor of the Raiders.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Raiders is ranked No. 339 in NCAA hoops at 28.1 per game. Contrast that with Hofstra’s No. 113 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Hofstra is the No. 316-ranked team in the country at 4.2 per game, while Wright State rates No. 156 at 6.3 per game.
Defensively, Wright State features the nation's No. 31-rated defense on the road, allowing 58.5 points per game. Hofstra, meanwhile, comes in at No. 261 nationally in scoring at home.
Wright State won its last outing, a 92-59 result against VMI on December 8. Wright State cruised to victory on Saturday, running VMI out of the gym and running up a 92-59 score at Nutter Center.
Hofstra was an 88-84 loser in its last match on the road against Long Island. Hofstra got 29 points from Taran Buie on the way to an 88-84 loss against Long Island on Saturday at Wellness Center.
Wright State Raiders Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 6-4
After a win are 3-7
Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Long Island are 0-1
After a loss are 3-7
A few Raiders at Pride trends to consider:
Wright State is 3-7-1 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Wright State is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Hofstra is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Wright State home to Miami (Ohio), Wednesday, December 19
Hofstra at Tulane, Saturday, December 22