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Hofstra vs. Delaware - 12/28/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Delaware Blue Hens (8-5) at Hofstra Pride (10-3)
Date & Time Friday December 28, 2018, 7:00 PM (EST)
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The Line
The Line: Hofstra Pride -12 -- Over/Under: 147.5
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The Delaware Blue Hens and Hofstra Pride meet Friday in college basketball action at the Mack Sports Complex.

The Delaware Blue Hens look for a spark of consistency after splitting their last eight games. The Delaware Blue Hens are averaging 73.5 points on 48.2 percent shooting and allowing 74.3 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Eric Carter is averaging 19.5 points and 2.5 assists while Ithiel Horton is averaging 13.7 points and 3.2 rebounds. Ryan Allen is the third double-digit scorer and Kevin Anderson is grabbing 5.4 rebounds. The Delaware Blue Hens are shooting 40.2 percent from beyond the arc and 73.6 percent from the free throw line. The Delaware Blue Hens are allowing 38 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game. The Delaware Blue Hens have won four of their last five road games.

The Hofstra Pride look to stay hot while building on their seven-game winning streak. The Hofstra Pride are averaging 78.8 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 68.9 points on 44.6 percent shooting. Justin Wright-Foreman is averaging 24.8 points and 3.8 assists while Eli Pemberton is averaging 14.3 points and 4.9 rebounds. Desure Buie is dishing 4.5 assists and Tareq Coburn is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Hofstra Pride are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 80.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hofstra Pride are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.2 rebounds per game. The Hofstra Pride have won all seven of their home games this season.

The Blue Hens are 37-15-3 ATS in their last 55 games following a ATS loss and 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Pride are 8-3-1 ATS in their last 12 home games, 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 games overall. The Blue Hens are 4-1-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings in Hofstra and 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings. The under is 4-1 in Pride last 5 overall. The over is 6-1-1 in Blue Hens last 8 overall.

The Delaware Blue Hens have had success on the road this season and are a quality offensive club, so the points are worth a look here. However, the Hofstra Pride are 10-2 ATS this season and are outscoring teams by 12.2 points on 49.6 percent shooting at home. In its last five games, Hofstra is shooting 50 percent from the field and outscoring teams by 16.2 points. The Hofstra Pride are simply not a team I'm looking to step in front of right now given the numbers and the record ATS. I'll eat the chalk.

Hofstra Pride -12

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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