James Madison vs. Hofstra - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

James Madison vs. Hofstra - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

James Madison Dukes (9-19) at Hofstra Pride (22-8)

College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Mack Sports Complex)

The Line: Hofstra Pride -13 -- Over/Under: 152 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The James Madison Dukes (9-19, 2-15 CONF) and the Hofstra Pride (22-8, 13-4 CONF) will meet on Saturday, February 29th for a CAA conference matchup at the Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, NY. The game will be played at 4:00 PM eastern time. 

James Madison is coming off a 77-57 road loss to Northeastern in their last game. James Madison has lost six games in a row and they have only won two games in CAA play. Hofstra is coming off a 76-65 home loss to Towson in their last game. Hofstra’s eight-game win streak came to an end with that loss, but they still remain the team to beat in the CAA nearing the end of the regular season. 

James Madison scores 72.0 points per game on 41.5 percent field goal shooting this season. James Madison’s leading scorer is G Matt Lewis, who scores 18.9 points per game. The leading rebounder for James Madison is F Dwight Wilson, who earns 9.7 rebounds per game. James Madison allows 76.3 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -4.3 scoring differential so far this season. James Madison also earns 37.8 rebounds, 12.3 assists, 3.0 blocks, and 6.4 steals per game as a team. 

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Hofstra scores 76.4 points per game on 44.9 percent field goal shooting this season. Hofstra’s leading scorer is G Desure Buie, who scores 18.3 points per game. The leading rebounder for Hofstra is F Issac Kante, who earns 7.5 rebounds per game. Hofstra gives up 69.3 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +7.1 scoring differential so far this season. Hofstra also earns 34.7 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 2.1 blocks, and 7.0 steals per game as a team. 

James Madison is 8-18-1 against the spread this season and 2-8 against the spread in their last ten games. James Madison is also 4-8-1 against the spread on the road so far this season. Hofstra is 21-8 against the spread this season and 8-2 against the spread in their last ten games. Hofstra is also 8-4 against the spread at home so far this season.

Hofstra is the best team in the CAA so far this season, while James Madison is one of the worst. I do not like laying this many points this late in the season with anyone, but Hofstra is coming off a bad loss so I think they will win this one big out of frustration. I will take one of the best against the spread teams of the year in Hofstra, and I will lay the 13 points. 

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