Cincinnati Bearcats vs Hofstra Pride Prediction, 3/18/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cincinnati Bearcats vs Hofstra Pride
Date: Saturday, March 18, 2023
Location: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Cincinnati (-1)
The Cincinnati Bearcats (22-12) are hitting the road to David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Hofstra Pride (25-9). Hofstra opens as -1-point underdogs from oddsmakers. The total has been set at 150.
The Cincinnati Bearcats faced off with Virginia Tech and notched a win by a score of 81-72 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Bearcats ended up with 11 and Virginia Tech finished the game with 15 personal fouls. They converted 6 of their 26 tries from 3-point land. Virginia Tech finished the contest at 75.0% from the free throw line by making 6 of their 8 shots. On top of that, Virginia Tech collected 27 rebounds (6 offensive, 21 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Virginia Tech totaled 15 dimes and had 3 steals in this game. Pertaining to the defense, Cincinnati allowed 45.5% from the field on 30 of 66 shooting. They also doled out 13 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Pertaining to hauling in rebounds, they compiled 41 with 12 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Bearcats knocked down 17 of 20 tries for a rate of 85.0%. Cincinnati finished the game with a 46.0% field goal percentage (29 out of 63) and made 6 of 19 three-point attempts.
David Dejulius is one guy who was a major factor for the matchup. He finished the game shooting 37.5% from the field and also recorded 7 dimes. He played 36 minutes and pulled down 6 boards. He accounted for 21 points on 6 out of 16 shooting.
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Cincinnati steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 22-12 on the year. They are averaging 77.3 pts per contest (51st in D-1) while going 45.0% from the floor. The Bearcats are connecting on 35.6% on shots from distance (304 of 855) and 70.3% from the free throw line. As a unit, Cincinnati is grabbing 37.0 boards per game and has tallied 533 dimes on the year, which ranks 25th in the country in terms of passing the ball. They turn it over 10.6 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 15.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Bearcats have forced 12.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 15.5 fouls. They rank 223rd in college basketball in giving up assists with 431 conceded so far this season. The Bearcats defense is allowing an opponent FG percentage of 42.8% (866 of 2,023) and they concede 34.6 rebounds per game as a squad. They are relinquishing 31.2% from beyond the arc and they are 152nd in D-1 in opponents points per game (69.3).
In their last game, the Hofstra Pride went home victorious with a score of 88-86 when they faced Rutgers. In regard to rebounding, Hofstra permitted Rutgers to pull down 28 overall (12 on the offensive side). They finished 40.0% from beyond the arc by connecting on 8 out of 20 and ended up shooting 8 out of 13 at the free throw line (61.5%). The Pride allowed Rutgers to make 35 of their 69 attempts from the field which left them shooting 50.7% for the contest. When the final whistle blew, the Pride finished shooting 37 out of 65 from the field which had them shooting 56.9%. When talking about three-point attempts, Hofstra converted 10 out of 26 tries (38.5%). They were able to knock down 4 of them for a rate of 80.0%. Rutgers committed 14 fouls in the game which took the Pride to the charity stripe for 5 shots. They gave up possession 16 times, while getting 6 steals for this contest. The Pride were able to pull down 19 defensive rebounds and 11 offensive rebounds totaling 30 in the game.
Tyler Thomas ended up being a factor for the Pride for the matchup. He racked up 25 points in his 42 mins on the court and accounted for 2 assists for this contest. He buried 11 out of 18 in the game for a rate of 61.1%, and had 1 rebound.
Hofstra has a win-loss mark of 25-9 on the season. The Pride are committing 14.4 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 14.3 times per contest (92nd in D-1) and they turn it over 10.7 times per game. Hofstra has scored 2,554 pts this season (75.1 per contest) and they pull down 33.9 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Pride are connecting on 48.4% from the floor, which ranks them 15th in Division 1.
The Hofstra defense gives up 30.7% on three-point shots (232 of 755) and opponents are knocking down 69.2% of their free throw shots. They relinquish 12.4 dimes and 36.4 rebounds every game, which is ranked 158th and 309th in college hoops. The Pride defensively are ranked 63rd in D-1 in PPG given up with 66.0. They have forced 12.6 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.4% from the field (21st in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Hofstra (+1)
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