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Hofstra vs Elon Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Pride vs Phoenix Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Hofstra Pride at Elon Phoenix
- Where: Elon at Schar Center
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Hofstra -10.5, HOFST -587 | ELON +425 O/U 140.5
Heading into today’s matchup vs Elon, the Hofstra Pride will be taking the floor for the 22nd time this season and have an overall record of 13-8. On the road, the Pride will be playing their 14th game of the season, having gone 7-7. This season, Hofstra has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 8-1. For today’s contest, Hofstra has a betting line set -10.5 points in their favor.
Hofstra’s leading scorer this season is Aaron Estrada, who is averaging 20.06 points per contest. So far, Estrada has accounted for 23.63% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.33 rebounds per game and 4.06 assists. Tyler Thomas is the second leading scorer for the Pride, averaging 14.33 points per game. Between him and Thomas, they are accounting for 43.3% of the team’s scoring.
Hofstra comes into today’s matchup vs Elon, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.9 points per game. Through 21 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Pride have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 340th in possessions per game.
Through 20 games, the Elon Phoenix have an overall record of 2-18. Currently, the Phoenix have been the home team 9 times, sitting with a record of 2-7. So far, the Phoenix have been the underdog 17 times, going 0-17 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +10.5 underdogs on the spread.
Elon’s leading scorer this season is Sean Halloran, who is averaging 12.55 points per contest. So far, Halloran has accounted for 18.65% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.1 rebounds per game and 4.25 assists. Zac Ervin is the second leading scorer for the Phoenix, averaging 11.4 points per game. Between him and Ervin, they are accounting for 35.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Elon this season, as they are currently ranked 326th in college basketball at 67.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Phoenix’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 235th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Elon Phoenix +10.5
If you’re considering whether to make a bet against the spread in this matchup, we suggest betting on the Elon Phoenix team as +10.5 point underdogs. One obstacle that often hinders teams who are significant underdogs is being matched up against a team that can control the pace of the game. However, both Elon and Hofstra come into today’s game with possession rates that are near the NCAA average. Given that the style of play won’t be a problem for the Phoenix and they have a 3-2 record against the spread in their last 5 games as underdogs, we think they will cover the spread at home.