Delaware vs. Hofstra - 2/4/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hofstra Pride (14-9) at Delaware Blue Hens (5-16)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Bob Carpenter Center)
The Line: Delaware Blue Hens +5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hofstra Pride and Delaware Blue Hens play Wednesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center.
The Hofstra Pride hope to get back on track after losing five of their last seven games. On the season, Hofstra is averaging 78.4 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 69.4 points on 43 percent shooting. Ameen Tanksley is averaging 17.5 points and 6.2 rebounds while Juan'ya Green is averaging 17.5 points and 6.3 assists. Brian Bernardi is shooting 44.8 percent from the field and Dion Nesmith is dishing 2.5 assists. The Hofstra Pride have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.4 percent from the line and 37.6 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Hofstra is allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 79 or more points in four of its last six games.
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The Delaware Blue Hens have turned things around slightly by splitting their last eight games. On the season, Delaware is averaging 65.6 points on 39.5 percent shooting and is allowing 74.5 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Kyle Anderson is averaging 15.1 points and 3.6 rebounds while Kory Holden is averaging 12.9 points and 4.9 assists. Cazmon Hayes is shooting 35.8 percent from the field and Marvin King-Davis is grabbing five rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 67.3 percent from the line and 35 percent from downtown. Defensively, Delaware is allowing 37.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 80 or more points in three of its last four games.
The Pride are 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 Wednesday games 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Blue Hens are 5-0-1 ATS in their last 6 Wednesday games and 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Pride are 6-2-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings in Delaware.
Delaware is playing some of its best ball of the season, as four of its five wins have come since January 10th. Hofstra is in a slump and has been brutal on the defensive side of the ball recently. I'll take the home team and the points.