NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Pride underdogs vs Tribe at Hofstra
William & Mary Tribe vs Hofstra Pride Odds
William & Mary pays a visit to Hofstra on Saturday, hoping to send the Pride to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Hofstra Arena.
The Tribe will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 4-4 ATS against the number this season, while the Pride are 4-7 ATS. William & Mary is 5-2 on the totals; Hofstra is 1-5.
The visitors opened as 2.5-point favorites 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. 307-ranked Pride and the No. 195-rated Tribe in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-57 win for the Tribe on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Hofstra's No. 293 nationally ranked offense (61.9 points per game) against a Tribe defense that sits as the No. 189 at 66.9 PPG. The Pride have been averaging 38.9% from the field, less than the Tribe have managed so far this season (46.6% on average).
Defensively, William & Mary features the nation's No. 170-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Hofstra, meanwhile, comes in at No. 311 nationally in scoring at home.
William & Mary was a 99-86 loser in its last match on the road against Towson. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Tribe got 24 points from Marcus Thornton, but it was Towson that prevailed in a 99-86 final on Wednesday at Towson Center.
Hofstra lost its last outing, a 69-54 result against Delaware on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 14.5-point underdog. The Pride got 13 points from Daquan Brown, but it was Delaware that prevailed in a 69-54 final on Wednesday at Bob Carpenter Center.
William & Mary Tribe Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Georgia State are 4-6
After playing Towson are 5-5
After a loss are 3-7
Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Northeastern are 5-5
After playing Delaware are 7-3
After a loss are 2-8
A few Tribe at Pride trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of William & Mary's last 6 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
William & Mary is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
William & Mary is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
Hofstra is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against William & Mary
Hofstra is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games when playing William & Mary
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Hofstra's last 6 games when playing at home against William & Mary
Hofstra is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games at home
William & Mary at Georgia State, Wednesday, January 16
Hofstra at Northeastern, Wednesday, January 16