Blue Devils to lay down marker and cover against the Hofstra Pride

The Duke Blue Devils take on the Hofstra Pride at the Cameron Indoor Stadium on Tuesday night. Duke has suffered a couple of setbacks in recent weeks, so a home-court match against the Hofstra Pride might be the ideal fixture for them to get their season back on track. The Blue Devils are favored to win, and we look at their chances in our NCAA betting picks.

  • What; 2023/24 NCAA Men’s Basketball
  • Who; Duke Blue Devils vs. Hofstra Pride
  • Where; Cameron Indoor Stadium, Durham, North Carolina
  • When; Tuesday, December 12th 2023
  • Time; 7 pm ET

In their most recent outing, the Duke Blue Devils completed a convincing 80-56 win over Charlotte in North Carolina last weekend, leaving them with a 6-3 record this season. In the Atlantic Coast Conference, they sit 0-1, having lost their only conference match against Georgia Tech (72-68) the previous weekend.

While in the betting to win the Atlantic Coast, the Blue Devils are still the favorites at +225. Their main rivals are North Carolina (+350) and Miami Florida (+500). But any more defeats like the one to Georgia (+12500 to win the conference) may result in a shift in the conference winner betting, as the Yellow Jackets aren’t expected to be in the mix come the end of the regular season.

Hofstra Pride sits second in the Colonial Athletic Conference with a 6-3 record. The Pride are +300 joint-favorites to win the regular season CAA title. In what looks like an open betting market, both Charleston and UNCW are at +300. Also in the mix are Drexel at +450.

Betting to win the 2024 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

In the latest betting to win the NCAA Men’s Championship, the best college basketball betting sites now have joint favorites at the top again. Arizona had assumed the favorites tag last week, but the Wildcats have now been joined at the top of the betting by the Purdue Boilermakers, with both colleges priced up at +1000 to win the title in 2024.

The Boilermakers responded to their 92-88 defeat to Northwestern by beating Iowa 87-68, and then last weekend they beat Alabama 92-86. This Saturday is the big showdown when the Boilermakers take on the Wildcats at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. The outcome of that matchup may well have a huge impact on the futures market.

Following on from the leading two in the betting is UConn at +1200 and Marquette at 1400. Kansas and Houston are both +1600, with Kentucky at +1800 and Creighton at +2000. The Blue Devils are +2500. Hofstra Pride hasn’t even been given odds to win the Championship by BetOnline.

Duke Blue Devils vs. Hofstra Pride Match Betting

This is another one of those matchups that the bookmakers see as a case of not if the Blue Devils will win, but how much will they win by. In these instances some don’t offer NCAAB betting lines on the match outcome, they only price up the handicap spread and total points market.

At this moment in time, that is what BetOnline is doing. On the handicap, Hofstra Pride is receiving a 15.5-point start. To win with the spread, Hofstra is -110. The Blue Devils are -110 to win and cover the spread.

Finally, the total points spread is 145.5. Over and under are both -110. More betting options are available on our college basketball odds table. For our odds, we only use the top-rated NCAA betting sites.

Duke Blue Devils vs. Hofstra PrideBovadaBetOnline ReviewMyBookie Review
Duke (-15.5)-110-110-110
Hofstra (+15.5)-110-110-110
Over 145.5-110-110-110
Under 145.5-110-110-110

Duke Blue Devils vs. Hofstra Pride Match Betting Picks

The Blue Devils have a week off before they clash with Baylor in the build-up to the Christmas weekend. This means they can throw everything into this fixture, knowing there is plenty of recovery time before they face the Bears in the Garden Classic on December 20th.

They may have one eye on the following week, and that’s about the Pride’s only hope of taking something out of this match.

For our picks, we are first going for overs in the total points spread. Hofstra has been scoring heavily in recent weeks, racking up scores of 102, 85, 97, 82, 62, and 68 in their last six matches. Along with the Blue Devils notching scores of 80 and above four times in recent matches, we feel that over 145.5 is an obvious betting pick.

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For our handicap spread pick, we are also going for the Blue Devils to cover. The Pride have done well this season, but none of their six wins have come against the better college sides. And although the Blue Devils aren’t performing as well as the likes of Purdue and Arizona, they are still a cut above the Hofstra Pride.

We are going for the Duke Blue Devils to win and cover the spread for our second betting pick of the match.

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