Delaware vs Hofstra Preview and Prediction
Delaware vs Hofstra Preview
Hofstra will bring a 10-3 record into its conference opener and in the midst of the current seven-game win streak. It has been a stellar to start to the 2018-19 campaign for the Pride as the 10-3 mark is tied for the best 13-game start in the program’s CAA era (since 2001).
Senior Justin Wright-Foreman leads the Pride with 24.8 points per game, while senior Desure Buie has dished out a team-high 58 assist this season and leads the nation with a 94.6 free throw percentage. Graduate student Jacquil Taylor, who is coming off the best week of his career, is tops on the team with 7.5 rebounds per outing.
Delaware is 8-5 and has been off since dropping a 73-71 decision to Delaware State on December 19. Eric Carter has been a force for the Blue Hens with averages of 19.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game, both team-highs. Ithiel Horton is second on the team with 13.7 points per contest.
This will be the 89th meeting between the two schools. Hofstra holds a 56-32 advantage. The Pride and Delaware first met in the 1954-55 season with Hofstra winning both meetings that season. Hofstra won both meetings a season ago and has won eight of the last nine meetings dating back to the 2014-15 season.
LINE: -12 Hofstra
Dan’s Bet: Delaware +12 and Over 148
Hofstra is the better team and should win the game outright, but in the opener of conference play anything can happen. Delaware plays good teams tight–they lost by six to a solid Maryland team earlier in the season.
If the teams play to their offensive scoring averages (75 ppg for Delaware, 81 ppg for Hofstra) they will easily hit the over in this game.
Score Prediction: Hofstra 83 Delaware 74