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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Pride underdogs vs Blue Hens at Delaware

Hofstra PrideDelaware Blue Hens
4-10January 08, 2014, 07:00 | Bob Carpenter Center8-7

Hofstra travels to Delaware on Wednesday, hoping to boost its 4-10 record with a victory over the Blue Hens.

The Blue Hens are 8-7 so far on the season, and 5-2 ATS vs. the number. The Pride, meanwhile, are 4-10 and 5-3-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Delaware go 3-4 and the Pride go 4-3 on the totals.

View Hofstra Pride vs Delaware Blue Hens Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Delaware sat as -15-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Hens at No. 183 and the Pride at No. 266 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Hofstra was an 86-67 loser on the road against Fairleigh Dickinson. Hofstra got 22 points from Zeke Upshaw but lost anyway, 86-67, to Fairleigh Dickinson on Sunday at Rothman Center.

Delaware was an 82-72 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cal Poly. They covered the 7-point spread as favorites. Jarvis Threatt went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds, leading Delaware over Cal Poly, 82-72, on Saturday at Bob Carpenter Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Delaware's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 81.13 PPG, against a Pride defense that ranks No. 206 at 73.79 PPG. The Blue Hens field goal percentage has averaged 44.65% so far, more than the Pride marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.13% per game.

A few Pride at Blue Hens trends to consider:
Hofstra is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Hofstra is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Hofstra is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Delaware
Hofstra is 15-8 SU in its last 23 games when playing Delaware
Delaware is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Delaware is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing Hofstra
Delaware is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Hofstra
Delaware is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games when playing Hofstra

Next up:
Hofstra home to College of Charleston, Saturday, January 11th
Delaware at James Madison, Saturday, January 11th