Hofstra vs. Delaware - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (21-10) at Hofstra Pride (24-8)
College Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Entertainment & Sports Arena)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -3 -- Over/Under: 147
The Delaware Blue Hens and the Hofstra Pride meet in a Colonial Athletic Association tournament semi-final matchup from the Entertainment and Sports Complex on Monday evening.
The Delaware Blue Hens booked their spot in the semifinals with a 79-67 win over Charleston last time out. Nate Darling leads Delaware in scoring with 21.1 PPG while Ryan Allen is 2nd in scoring with 12.2 PPG and Justyn Mutts is right behind with 12.1 PPG and a team-high 8.4 RPG this season. Kevin Anderson is 4th in scoring with 11.6 PPG and a team-high 3.8 APG this season. As a team, Delaware is averaging 74.6 points on 48.2% shooting from the field, 35.7% from 3-point range and 76.2% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 70.6 points on 42.8% shooting from the field and 34.3% from 3-point range this season.
The Hofstra Pride will look to push ahead to the championship game after a 61-43 win over Drexel in the quarter-finals on Sunday. Desure Buie leads Hofstra in scoring and assists with 18.5 PPG and 5.9 APG while Eli Pemberton is right behind in 2nd with 17.3 PPG. Isaac Kante has 11.5 PPG and a team-high 7.4 RPG while Jalen Ray also has 11.5 PPG and Tareq Coburn has 11 PPG this season. As a team, Hofstra is averaging 77.1 points on 45.2% shooting from the field, 37% from 3-point range and 77.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 69.7 points on 44.9% shooting from the field and 31.1% from 3-point range this season.
I wish I could say that I had given Delaware a look here, but I said it against Drexel and I'll say it here too, Hofstra is looking to be the team to beat and the class of the CAA this season, and the Pride have also been one of the best covering teams in the country let alone the Colonial this season. I just think Hofstra is the better team here, so with a low line, I'll lay the bucket with Hofstra here