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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Villanova Wildcats Over Hofstra Pride

The Hofstra Pride will hit the floor running against the away Villanova Wildcats Friday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Hofstra Pride were listed as 21-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Villanova Wildcats vs Hofstra Pride Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the Hofstra Pride are 7-4 overall and 3-4 ATS, while the Villanova Wildcats are 11-0 and 7-3-1 ATS. As for the betting totals, Hofstra boasts a 4-3 on the OU, and Villanova is 7-4.

The Hofstra Pride sit at No. 177 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Villanova Wildcats sit at No. 2 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Hofstra's No. 87-ranked offense, averaging 78.36 PPG, against a Wildcats defense that ranks No. 28 at 63.64 PPG. The Pride field goal percentage has averaged 44.35% so far, less than the Wildcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 50.84% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Villanova cruised to victory on Wednesday, running Temple out of the gym and running up a 87-67 score at Liacouras Center.

The Pride got 22 points from Justin Wright-Foreman, but it was Manhattan that prevailed in a 63-61 final on Wednesday at Center for Recreation & Sports.

Betting Trends
  • Villanova is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Villanova is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games
  • Hofstra is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Villanova at DePaul, Wednesday, December 27th
Hofstra at William & Mary, Saturday, December 30th