Hofstra vs. College of Charleston - 2/13/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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College of Charleston Cougars (15-10) at Hofstra Pride (18-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Mack Sports Complex)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -3 -- Over/Under: 143
The Charleston Cougars (15-10, 9-4 CONF) and the Hofstra Pride (18-7, 9-3 CONF) will meet on Thursday, February 13th for a CAA conference matchup at the Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, NY. The game will be played at 7:00 PM eastern time.
Charleston is coming off a 72-65 home loss to Elon, which is not a good loss for them. That loss snapped a three-game win streak for Charleston in which they defeated James Madison, Towson, and William & Mary. Hofstra is coming off a home win over Northeastern 75-71. That win extends their current winning streak to four games, all of which were conference victories. Hofstra now could be seen as the favorite to win the CAA, along with other teams like Charleston.
Charleston owns a +4 scoring differential, in which they score 71.4 points per game on 44.2% FG shooting. Charleston also allows 67.4 points per game to the opposition, which puts them in the above-average category when it comes to defense. Charleston also earns 33.8 rebounds, 10.8 assists, 2.6 blocks, and 6.2 steals per game.
Hofstra loves to score in bunches, and their offense can be volatile for both the opponents and themselves. Hofstra scores 76.6 points per game on 44.7% FG shooting. The Pride allows 69.6 points per game to the opposition, which gives Hofstra a +7.0 scoring differential. Hofstra also earns 35.2 rebounds, 12.2 assists, 2.0 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game.
In the first meeting between these two teams, Charleston came out victorious at home, 69-67.
Charleston is 12-11-1 ATS this season and 4-6 ATS in their last ten games. Charleston is also 7-2 ATS on the road so far this season. Hofstra is 17-7 ATS this season and 7-3 ATS in their last ten games. Hofstra is also 6-3 ATS at home so far this season.
Hofstra has been on fire as of late, winning their last four games against some tough CAA opponents. Although Charleston got the best of Hofstra in the first game of the series, I like Hofstra to come out hot and cover this spread pretty easily.