Hofstra Pride vs. Drexel Dragons - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hofstra Pride vs. Drexel Dragons - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Drexel Dragons (12-9) at Hofstra Pride (14-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Mack Sports Complex)

The Line: Hofstra Pride -8.5 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Drexel Dragons (12-9, 5-3 CONF) and the Hofstra Pride (14-7, 5-3 CONF) will meet for a CAA Conference matchup on Saturday, January 25th at Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, NY. The game will be played at 4:00 PM eastern time. 

Drexel lost to Northeastern on the road in their last game by a score of 85-52. The 32 point loss was an ugly one for Drexel, who had previously won three straight CAA games. James Butler led the Dragons in scoring (16 points) and rebounds (8) in the loss. Hofstra is coming off a 73-71 home loss to Deleware in their last game. Hofstra has now lost two straight games, both by only two points each. In the loss to Deleware, Desure Buie led the Pride in scoring with 19 points. 

Drexel has scored 69.1 points per game to start the season, and they have shot the ball at a 43.6 % clip. Drexel has also given up 69.1 points per game to opposing teams. Drexel also earns 36.5 rebounds, 14.5 assists, 3.1 blocks, and 6.0 steals per contest. 

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Hofstra has been led by their fast-paced, up-tempo offense that averages 76.1 points per game, which puts them in the top 100 schools on offense. Hofstra gives up 70.9 points to opposing teams per game. Hofstra also earns 35.7 rebounds, 11.9 assists, 1.9 blocks, and 7.0 steals.

Drexel is 9-11 ATS this season and 5-5 ATS in their last ten games. Drexel is also 3-6 ATS on the road this season. Hofstra is 13-7 ATS this season and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games. Hofstra is also 4-3 ATS at home this season.

I am concerned with Drexel after their most recent loss, as even though they were on the road, they should not lose any game by 30+ points. Hofstra has not impressed me recently either, but I think they are going to play with a lot more urgency after they dropped back-to-back close games. I do not love it, but I will lay the 8.5 points with the Hofstra Pride

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Ronald’s Pick Hofstra Pride -8.5

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