Delaware vs Hofstra Picks and Odds

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Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich cut the net of the basket after winning the championship.

Hofstra head coach Joe Mihalich cuts the net after winning the Colonial Athletic Association conference tournament championship against the Northeast in Washington on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Hofstra won 70-61. (AP Photo / Nick Wass)

  • The Delaware Blue Fightin & # 39; Hens return to the field for the first time since January when they battle defending champions Hofstra Pride in the quarter-finals of the Colonial Tournament
  • Rust is an issue for Delaware after the last eight regular season competitions were canceled, while Pride seeks a two-game SU slide after a three-week layoff
  • We informed you of all the opportunities and trends ahead of the clash on Sunday morning at the Atlantic Union Bank Center

After the regular season schedule has been dramatically cut short by COVID-19 outbreaks, the Delaware Fightin 'Blue Hens are returning to a quarter-finals of the Colonial Athletic Association tournament on Sunday with Hofstra Pride as a 3-point underdog.

The Hens, who have been inactive since January 31, finished the campaign with a 5-4 SU record, earning them number 5 in the tournament. The Pride has also had a long hiatus, landing back on the court for the first time in three weeks to stop a two-game SU slide.

Here's a look at all of the odds and trends ahead of this CAA tournament matchup, which takes place at the Atlantic Union Bank Center on Sunday morning at 11:00 AM ET.

Delaware Fightin & # 39; Blue Hens versus Hofstra Pride Odds

team Spread Moneyline total
Delaware Fightin 'Blue Hens +3 (-110) +130 O 137.5 (-110)
Hofstra pride -3 (-110) -167 U 137.5 (-110)

March 6th odds from FoxBet

Chickens are returning after the lost season

COVID-19 outbreaks within their own program and among planned opposing teams have destroyed the Fightin Blue Hens season. Delaware was limited to a total of just 14 games and set a 5-4 SU record in nine conference matchups. They will likely face a major challenge in maintaining the momentum that SU victories have brought them in their last three games in late January.

This 3-0 SU run signaled a positive turn on a bumpy road for the Hens, who could not record any victories in a row in a gloomy 4: 7 overall start.

#BlueHen's men's basketball games against @DrexelMBB this Thursday and Saturday and against @JMUMBasketball from February 20-21 "have been postponed due to CoVID-19 protocols within the Delaware program," according to @CAASports #CAAHoops

– kevintresolini (@kevintresolini) February 9, 2021

Unsurprisingly, the team is faced with moderate expectations as they enter the tournament for the first time since 2014 with +1100 chances to win. Rust is likely a factor given the Fightin 'Blue Hens had minimal opportunities to practice with no lack of key personnel.

#CAAHoops First Team All-CAA @ jmumbasketballs Matt Lewis @ delawarembbs Dylan Painter @ hofstrambbs Jalen Ray @ gonumbasketballs Tyson Walker @ drexelmbbs Camren Wynter pic.twitter.com/cuRxZnRVek

– CAA Basketball (@CAABasketball) March 5, 2021

But this Delaware is not without talent. Senior tall man Dylan Painter received the All-CAA First Team award while scoring 11.6 rebounds per game, the fifth best in the nation. And another senior, Ryan Allen, earned the award for the third All-CAA team after leading the team with 15.4 points and 2.8 assists per game.

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Proud goal is to defend the title

The defending champion of the colonial tournament, Pride, still has some work to do to get back in shape. The team last saw action on February 14th when it dropped the 74-70 decision en route to James Madison.

Back-to-back defeats against the Dukes this weekend made for the five-time SU winning streak of the Pride, which proved to be the key to fourth place in the conference standings.

MBB: Hofstra pauses team activities pic.twitter.com/WOzAAfTaGX

– Hofstra men's basketball (@HofstraMBB) February 15, 2021

Hofstra is now ready to open the tournament as an attractive +500 bet and has yet to work on resolving the disagreements on the road during the regular season. The Pride stumbled over a 3-4 SU record in seven away competitions in the conference game and was even more unreliable in sports betting.

After failing to cover their two most recent road losses to the Dukes, the team has broken a sad 3-9 ATS record for the past 12 years, including a 2-5 ATS mark in games held at the Mack Sports Complex outside of the home Hardwood.

Hofstra receives the first NCAA tournament offer since 2001 with the CAA title https://t.co/cwKYQVmm7j pic.twitter.com/8V8iskbuYq

– New York Post (@nypost) March 11, 2020

However, the Pride was a consistent bet when favored with four points or less. A solid 19-2 SU and ATS record has been set in 21 games since February 2018. That success extends to recent clashes with the Hens, with Hofstra winning 14 out of 17 overall meetings.

The squad is also a perfect 9-0 SU and 8-1 all-time against Delaware while being favored by four points or less. Given the long road Delaware has to go to get back into playoff form in such a short amount of time, this trend is expected to continue on Sunday morning.

The choices: pride -3 (-110); UNDER 137.5 (-110)

Daniel Coyle

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Daniel has been writing about sports and sports betting for over 23 years. The seasoned professional has contributed to Sports Illustrated, Sportsnet, NESN, Bleacher Report, OddsShark, Globe and Mail and The Nation, among others.

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Daniel has been writing about sports and sports betting for over 23 years. The seasoned professional has contributed to Sports Illustrated, Sportsnet, NESN, Bleacher Report, OddsShark, Globe and Mail and The Nation, among others.

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