Cincinnati vs Hofstra Prediction - Basketball Picks 3/18/23

Hofstra Pride (25-9) vs Cincinnati Bearcats (22-12)

Game Info: Saturday, March 18, 2023 at 2:00 pm (Mack Sports Complex)

Betting Odds: Hofstra Pride +1.5 -- Over/Under: 150.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Cincinnati Bearcats will play the Hofstra Pride in the second round of the NIT on Saturday afternoon at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, New York.

Cincinnati Preview

The Cincinnati Bearcats are 22-12 (11-7) this season after they defeated Virginia Tech by a score of 81-72 in their last game. Cincinnati shot 46% from the field and was +13 in rebounding margin in the win. The Cincinnati Bearcats are averaging 77.3 points per game, 69.3 points against per game, 37 rebounds per game, and 15.7 assists per game. Landers Nolley II has led the Bearcats this season with 16.6 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, and 2.6 assists per game. Cincinnati is shooting 45% from the field, 69.7% on free throws, and 35.6% on three pointers this year. 

Hofstra Preview

The Hofstra Pride are 25-9 (16-2) this season after they defeated Rutgers in overtime by a score of 88-86 in their last game. Hofstra shot 56.9% from the field and made 10 three pointers in the win. The Hofstra Pride are averaging 75.1 points per game, 66 points against per game, 33.9 rebounds per game, and 14.3 assists per game. Aaron Estrada has led the Pride this season with 20.3 points per game, 5.5 rebounds per game, and 4.1 assists per game. Hofstra is shooting 48.1% from the field, 73.7% on free throws, and 36.7% on three pointers this year. 

Trends

Cincinnati is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The under is 4-1 in Cincinnati’s last 5 games and the over is 5-2 in their last 7 road games. Hofstra is 9-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 17-4 ATS in their last 21 games. The over is 22-10 in Hofstra’s last 32 home games. 

Pick

Hofstra played very well on the offensive end of the court in their last game at Rutgers, which is not easy to do. Cincinnati also had a good scoring day against Virginia Tech and they have won three of their last four games. Hofstra has scored 88, 73, 94, and 84 points in their last four games and I think we are going to see another high scoring game here. I like the over. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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