Hofstra Pride vs Duke Blue Devils 12-12-23

Hofstra Pride vs. Duke Blue Devils 12/12/23 NCAA Men’s Basketball Latest Preview, Analysis, and Predictions

Hofstra Pride (6-3) vs. Duke Blue Devils (6-3)

 

Hofstra Pride vs. Duke Blue Devils 12/12/23 – The Hofstra Pride take on the Duke Blue Devils in an exciting NCAAB clash. With both teams coming into this matchup with .667 winning percentages, this game could go either way. As the teams gear up for what promises to be an electrifying showdown at Cameron Indoor Stadium, fans and bettors are eagerly analyzing the NCAAB game picks to determine their favorites in this evenly poised contest.

 

Hofstra Pride have shown impressive form over their last five games, achieving an unblemished 5-0 run in five. Their successes extend beyond outright wins; they have also been successful against the spread, going 4-1 over that stretch to demonstrate both offensive and defensive balance and resilience on the road games against spread; this shows their adaptability in away matches but their tendency for high scoring games, evident by three over hits in five of those five matches may prove dangerously unpredictable.

 

On the other side, Duke Blue Devils have seen mixed results recently, posting a 3-2 record over their last five games. Unfortunately, however, they have struggled against the spread and have covered only once on their road trips this season; this could raise questions as to their ability to handle pressure situations effectively; nonetheless they have shown an ability to score in three of those five games; suggesting they can keep pace in high-scoring affairs.

 

Hofstra Pride vs. Duke Blue Devils 12/12/23 Game Info

 

When: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Cameron Indoor Stadium
TV: ESP2
Stream: Sofascore

 

Tyler Thomas (Guard) vs. Kyle Filipowski (Center)

 

Pride guard Tyler Thomas has been playing out of his mind, posting 22.9 points on efficient 44.4% shooting. The sharpshooter has been lethal from deep, knocking down 43.9% of his threes. Thomas’ quick trigger from three-point range could exploit Duke’s inconsistent perimeter defense. His playmaking gravity also opens up looks for teammates. Simply put, limiting Thomas’ production will be priority number one for the Blue Devils Tuesday night.

 

Blue Devil big man Kyle Filipowski has made an immediate impact, utilizing his advanced low-post skill set to average 18.9 points and 8.4 boards. The versatile center converts inside looks at a high rate but also has range on his jumper, shooting 26.9% from three. Filipowski is a tough cover that could have his way against a Pride team lacking rim protection, giving up the 43rd most points in the paint per game this year.

 

This marquee guard vs. big man matchup will be must-see television. Both possess diverse offensive games capable of taking over at times. Whether Thomas’ shooting or Filipowski’s interior dominance wins out could determine who comes out on top in this non-conference clash.

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

 

The betting odds for this game are yet to be determined, which will provide more insights into how the oddsmakers view this matchup.

 

Hofstra Pride Betting Trends

 

Winners of 5 straight, the Pride have been playing their best basketball ahead of this non-conference clash. Hofstra has also rewarded bettors during this successful stretch, covering 4 of their previous 5 contests. Led by electric guard Tyler Thomas, this confident group has the offensive firepower to keep up on the road, even against a talented Blue Devil squad. With at least one three-ball finding the bottom of the net in every game this year, look for the streaking Pride to put points on the board at Cameron Indoor Tuesday night.

 

Duke Blue Devils Betting Trends

 

Despite a skilled roster, Duke has struggled to meet betting expectations recently, failing to cover 4 straight matchups. Ball security has been an issue for freshman-led groups, committing the 9th most turnovers in the nation so far. These sloppy performances have resulted in failure to cover fairly lofty lines. However, returning home for this non-conference tilt provides an opportunity to get back on track. Bettors just may want to proceed with caution before backing Duke laying over a touchdown Tuesday night.

 

Hofstra Pride vs. Duke Blue Devils 12/12/23 Betting Picks

 

Given both teams’ current form and statistics, this game appears to be a closely matched encounter. Hofstra’s impressive ATS record and their ability to perform under different conditions give them a slight edge in this matchup.

 

However, Duke’s home advantage and their scoring capability, especially in high-scoring scenarios, should not be underestimated. Therefore, the pick here could lean slightly towards Hofstra, particularly if they manage to exploit Duke’s recent struggles against the spread.

 

For bettors looking for a more nuanced approach, focusing on prop bets or the over/under could be fruitful, especially in a game that promises to be as tightly contested as this one. This kind of analysis is typical of a multi-handicapper website, offering a variety of perspectives on a single game.

 

Free Pick and Prediction: Hofstra Pride 85, Duke Blue Devils 83

 

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