The Friday college basketball schedule gets underway when the Delaware Blue Hens host the Hofstra Pride for a 1 p.m. ET CAA tip. This is the first of two consecutive meetings with the teams set to meet again on Sunday afternoon. Hofstra is 6-5 overall and is in third place in the CAA with a 2-2 mark. Delaware is 3-5 overall and tied for fourth in the conference with a 1-2 CAA record.
William Hill Sportsbook lists the Pride as five-point favorites in the latest Hofstra vs. Delaware odds, up 1.5 points from the opener. The over-under for total points is set at 137.5. Before making any Delaware vs. Hofstra picks, check out the college basketball predictions and betting advice from the SportsLine Projection Model.
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- Hofstra vs. Delaware spread: Hofstra -5
- Hofstra vs. Delaware over-under: 137.5 points
- Hofstra vs. Delaware money line: Hofstra -220; Delaware +180
- HOF: 4-6 ATS this season
- DEL: 2-5 ATS this season
Why Hofstra can cover
Hofstra was swept in consecutive games against Northeastern last week, but the Pride had been playing well prior to that. They won five of their previous six, a span that included an extremely impressive 76-71 win at Richmond.
Guard Jalen Ray is playing over 37 minutes per game and is averaging a team-leading 17.3 points. Guard Tareq Coburn averages 16.4 per contest, while forward Isaac Kante adds 13.5 points per outing and leads the team with 11.5 rebounds. Hofstra is 3-1-1 against the spread on the road this season, but has struggled when favored, going just 2-6 ATS in that spot.
Why Delaware can cover
The Blue Hens have dropped four of their last five, but they are keeping games competitive. They haven’t lost by more than 10 all season and their last two losses were a 67-62 setback against William Mary and a 66-59 decision in their second matchup against College of Charleston.
Guard Ryan Allen leads the team with 14.6 points per game. He’s looking to get going from 3-point range, however, as he’s only hitting 28.8 percent of his shots from beyond the arc on the season. Forward Dylan Painter averages 11.3 points and 9.4 rebounds per game.
How to make Hofstra vs. Delaware picks
SportsLine’s model is leaning over on the total, with the simulations showing the teams will combine for 139 points. It also says one side of the spread hits almost 60 percent of the time. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
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