Hofstra at Elon - 12/31/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Hofstra at Elon - 12/31/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Elon Phoenix (4-10) vs Hofstra Pride (8-6)

Game Info: Friday, December 31, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Schar Center)

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The Hofstra Pride will travel to play the Elon Phoenix in a Colonial Conference game on Friday.

The Hofstra Pride are 8-6 (0-1) this season and have won three of their last four games. Hofstra is coming off of a loss to William & Mary by a score of 63-62 in their last game. Hofstra gave up the winning basket with 10 seconds left after blowing a three-point lead. Aaron Estrada led the Pride with 21 points and 6 steals in the loss. Hofstra is averaging 78.8 points per game and is giving up 71.6 points per game against, while also averaging 35.1 rebounds per game and 16.4 assists per game. Zach Cooks is averaging 16.1 points per game and 4 assists per game, while Jalen Ray is averaging 15.4 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game for the Pride. Hofstra is shooting 46.2% on field goals, 77.8% on free throws, and 34.5% on three pointers.

The Elon Phoenix are 4-10 (1-0) this season and have lost two of their last three games. Elon defeated Northeastern by a score of 79-62 in their last game. Elon shot 51.7% from the field in this game and was able to win, despite allowing 25 free throw attempts. Darius Burford led the Phoenix with 23 points and 5 rebounds in the victory. Elon is averaging 69.6 points per game and is giving up 76.1 points per game against, while also averaging 32.1 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game. Darius Burford is averaging 11.9 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game, while Hunter McInstosh is averaging 11.4 points per game and 2.9 assists per game for the Phoenix. Elon is shooting 42.6% on field goals, 75.3% on free throws, and 36.8% on three pointers.

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Hofstra is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games. The under is 5-0 in Hofstra’s last 5 Friday games. Elon is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 Friday games and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games. The under is 4-1 in Elon’s last 5 games. The road team is 9-4 ATS in these two teams last 13 head to head meetings.

Hofstra comes into this game with the edge in just about every stat, but is playing on the road. Hofstra did beat Arkansas earlier in the year, so we know they are capable of playing at a high level. Elon played that same Arkansas team and lost by 26 points. While the transitive property in sports doesn’t always work, I do think Hofstra is the better team and I like them on the road.

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David’s Pick Hofstra -6.5

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