It will be a battle between CAA opponents when the Hofstra Pride (14-6, 5-2 CAA) welcome the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (13-7, 3-4 CAA) to Mack Sports Complex. The game can be seen on CBS Sports Network at 6:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 23, 2020.
Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens vs. Hofstra Pride ATS Prediction
In the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ last outing, they defeated the Elon Phoenix, 79-78. Delaware was lights out from beyond the arc (13-28; 46.4 percent). Elon, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 9.7 (better than their season average of 16.2). Delaware rallied around Justyn Mutts, who put up 17 points and five rebounds.
The Pride lost a tough one against the Charleston Cougars in their last outing, 69-67. Charleston’s rebounding was their largest advantage. The Cougars had more offensive rebounds (12 vs. four) and total rebounds (34 vs. 27). Hofstra’s Desure Buie had a solid game, leading the team in scoring with 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting.
After the Pride won all three matchups against the Fightin’ Blue Hens last season, this will be the first matchup of the year between these two teams. In the most recent game, Hofstra won 78-74. The Pride made 20 of their 24 free throws (83.3 percent) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (23.5 vs. 17.2).
Hofstra could put on a ball-control clinic in this contest. Hofstra ranks 49th in the country at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 17.1 percent), while Delaware forces the 43rd-fewest turnovers (17.3 percent).
Delaware at Hofstra ATS Pick
Free Pick: ATS Winner – Hofstra, O/U – Over
Delaware ranks 133rd in assists per game (13.1) while Hofstra ranks 206th in assists allowed per game (14.7).
The Pride average 22.1 three pointers per game, which ranks 151st in the NCAA. The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 208th in three pointers allowed per game (23.6).
Hofstra averages 7.0 steals per game, which ranks 90th in the nation. Delaware ranks 110th in steals allowed per game (6.5).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens and Pride rank 29th in blocks allows per game (2.5).
The Fightin’ Blue Hens have been outscored by an average of 5.2 points in their last five games. On the season, Delaware has defeated opponents by an average of 4.3 points.
During their last five games, the Pride have scored an average of 73.4 points per game (3.0 below their season average) and allowed an average of 73.0 points per game (2.3 above their season average).