Hofstra Pride (6-3) vs. Duke Blue Devils (6-3)
The Hofstra Pride will hit the road to take on the Duke Blue Devils in a non-conference clash on Tuesday night. In this battle of .500 teams, fans and bettors alike, keen on NCAAB betting picks, will find this game a fascinating study in contrasting styles and strengths.
Hofstra has found their rhythm on offense, scoring over 80 points per game. They are lighting it up from deep, hitting almost 40% of their threes. Defensively they have been decent, but will need to step it up against a talented Duke team. The Pride have covered the spread in 4 of their last 5 contests, so they come in as a team trending upwards right now in NCAAB betting.
Meanwhile, Duke has lost 2 of their last 3 games against tough competition. Their defense has not performed up to standards recently, giving up over 80 points in 3 straight matchups. However, freshman standout Kyle Filipowski has been excelling this season, averaging close to 19 points and 9 rebounds per game. He will look to exploit a Hofstra defense that struggles against length.
Hofstra Pride vs. Duke Blue Devils Game Info
|Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET
|Cameron Indoor Stadium
Tyler Thomas (Guard) vs. Kyle Filipowski (Center)
For Hofstra, guard Tyler Thomas has been playing at an extremely high level. He leads the team with 22.9 points per game on efficient 44.4% shooting from the field. Thomas has scored 20+ points in 5 of 8 games this season, emerging as the Pride’s undisputed go-to scoring threat. However, what makes Thomas truly dangerous is his elite three point shooting. He is knocking down nearly 44% of his shots from downtown, stretching the defense and allowing him to attack off the bounce. Thomas facilitates well too, averaging 3.5 assists while limiting turnovers.
Defending Thomas will be Duke’s fabulous freshman Kyle Filipowski. The skilled center is averaging 18.9 points, 8.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game this season. He poses a mismatch nightmare with the size and length to shoot over smaller defenders or blow by big men off the dribble. Filipowski shoots an excellent 53% from the field as Duke’s most efficient volume scorer. He also crashes the glass ferociously, creating extra offensive chances for the Blue Devils. Filipowski’s biggest impact may come on the defensive end though, where he can disrupt opposing offenses.
This matchup features two of the most talented players that college basketball has to offer going head to head. Whichever star can impose their will in this contest and get support from their surrounding cast could ultimately determine who comes out on top Tuesday night. It should be a treat for NCAAB fans watching Thomas and Filipowski battle.
NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD
With the point spread and moneyline yet to be determined, this game presents an intriguing bet for fans and gamblers. The matchup offers a compelling narrative, with Hofstra’s recent form against Duke’s historical dominance and home-court advantage.
Hofstra Pride Betting Trends
Hofstra has been strong against the spread, going 4-1 in their last 5 games, and their road record against the spread is commendable. Their ability to consistently score and maintain a high shooting percentage makes them a threat, especially with their tendency for games to go over the total.
Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends
Duke’s recent struggles against the spread, especially in road games, raise questions about their ability to cover in this matchup. However, their strong defensive play and rebounding ability could disrupt Hofstra’s rhythm, making them a tricky opponent.
Hofstra Pride vs. Duke Blue Devils 12/12/23 Betting Picks
Hofstra offers bettors an intriguing choice between their offensive firepower and recent form, and Duke’s home court advantage and solid defensive system. Hofstra will need to maintain their shooting efficiency against Duke’s defense to be considered viable as an opponent.
Hofstra may have the advantage, considering their recent momentum compared to Duke’s recent inconsistency, and Duke could even elevate their game at home, possibly turning the tide in their favor. If live betting is your forte, keeping an eye on how the game develops could be an effective strategy.