Hofstra at Buffalo Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/15/23
Buffalo Bulls (1-2) vs Hofstra Pride (1-2)
Game Info: Monday, November 20, 2023 at 7:30 pm (Hertz Arena)
Betting Odds: Buffalo Bulls +9.5 -- Over/Under: 148 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Hofstra Pride and the Buffalo Bulls meet in college basketball action from the Hertz Arena on Monday night.
Hofstra Loses To GW
The Hofstra Pride come into this one looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 71-60 loss to George Washington in their last matchup. Tyler Thomas leads the Price in scoring with 19.7 PPG along with 4 RPG while Darlinstone Dubar has 17.3 PPG with 4.7 RPG as the only other double-digit scorer for Hofstra up to this point in the year. Jaquan Carlos has 9 PPG with 4.7 RPG and a team-high 6.7 APG and 2.3 SPG to lead the Pride in assists and steals and Bryce Washington has 5 RPG as well this season. As a team, Hofstra is averaging 76 PPG on 45.3% shooting from the field, 35.5% from three and 76.5% from the foul line this season.
Buffalo Gets First Win
The Buffalo Bulls will be looking to build on their first win of the year after an 89-83 win over subdivision Roberts Wesleyan last time out. Sy Chatman leads Buffalo in scoring with 15 PPG along with 8 RPG while Isaiah Adams has 14.7 PPG with 4.7 RPG and a team-high 3.3 APG to lead the Bulls in assists this season. Jonnivius Smith has 12.3 PPG to match his team-high 12.3 RPG to lead Buffalo on the glass while Kanye Jones and Shawn Fulcher each have 11.3 PPG to round out the scoring in double figures for Buffalo so far this season. As a team, Buffalo is averaging 77 PPG on 45% shooting from the field, 31.1% from three and 72.5% from the foul line this season.
I’m leaning towards Hofstra, but probably not rushing to bet this thing. The Pride just have the far better numbers defensively, and that’s all they really have going for them here in terms of advantages. The Pride have great free throw numbers but get to the foul line the second-fewest times in the country, so if they can get to the line more I like their chances to blow this thing even more wide open. Either way, Buffalo is a no go for me, so it’s Hofstra or pass here.