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NCAA hoops odds preview - Tulane vs. Hofstra

Tulane Green WaveHofstra Pride
Dec 22, 3:00 PM | Barclays Center

Tulane Green Wave vs Hofstra Pride Odds

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Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Hofstra Pride try to run the Tulane Green Wave off the court at Barclays Center in college hoops action.

This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Barclays Center.

The Pride sit at 3-8 (2-5 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Green Wave are currently 9-3 (2-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Hofstra is 0-2 OU, and Tulane is 4-0 OU.

View Tulane vs Hofstra Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Pride in this one found them listed as 9.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Green Wave was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 297-ranked Pride and the No. 241-rated Green Wave in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 76-55 win for the Green Wave on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Hofstra's No. 257-ranked offense, averaging 63.9 PPG, against a Green Wave defense that ranks No. 31 at 57.5 PPG. The Pride field goal percentage has averaged 38.1% so far, less than the Green Wave marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Tulane owns the country's No. 208-rated mark, allowing 72.7 points per game on the highway. Hofstra, on the other hand, rates No. 290 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Tulane, they were a 69-54 winner as they battled Pepperdine at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. Tulane earned a 69-54 victory over Pepperdine on Thursday, getting 20 points from Jordan Callahan at Fogelman Arena.

Hofstra lost its last outing, a 63-57 result against Wright State on December 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 5-point underdog. The Pride endured a 63-57 loss at the hands of the Raiders on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Jordan Allen at Hofstra Arena.

Tulane Green Wave Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Alabama are 1-3
After a win are 6-4

Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Florida Atlantic are 4-2
After playing Wright State are 1-0
After a loss are 3-7

A few Green Wave at Pride trends to consider:
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Tulane at Alabama, Sunday, December 30
Hofstra at Florida Atlantic, Tuesday, January 1