Hofstra vs. Drexel - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hofstra vs. Drexel - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Drexel Dragons (14-17) at Hofstra Pride (23-8)

College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Entertainment & Sports Arena)

The Line: Hofstra Pride -5.5 -- Over/Under: 144

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The Drexel Dragons (14-18, 7-12 CAA) meet the Hofstra Pride 23-8, 14-4 CAA) in Washington, D.C. in a Colonial Athletic Conference Tournament Quarterfinal game at the Entertainment and Sports Arena. Hofstra won both games versus Drexel this season by a combined 20 points and covered the spread in both contests.

Drexel is 2-8 straight up and 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games. Drexel is 7-12 both straight up and against the spread in conference games this season. Drexel has scored 69.1 points per game and allowed 70.5 points per game on defense, and the Dragons have shot 44.5% from the field, 35.9% from 3 and 70.1% from the free-throw line this season.

Drexel had lost 7 in a row before winning in the first round of the conference tournament against UNC-Wilmington 66-55 as a 4 ¼-point underdog. Drexel is ranked 237th by KenPom, with the 204th ranked offense and 277th ranked defense in the country. Drexel is led by Sophomore guard Camren Wynter, who averages 16.2 points, 3.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists per game, and Junior forward James Butler, who averages 13.2 points, 11.7 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game.

Hofstra is 9-1 both straight up and against the spread in their last 10 games. Hofstra is 14-4 both straight up and against the spread in conference games this season. Hofstra has scored 77.1 points per game and surrendered 69.7 points per game to opponents, and the Pride have shot 45.3% from the field, 37% from 3 and 77.9% from the free-throw line this season.

Hofstra has won 9 of its last 10 games, and the Pride won their last game against James Madison 97-81 as a 13-point home favorite. Hofstra is ranked 118th by KenPom, with the 56th ranked offense and 217th ranked defense in the nation. Hofstra is led by Senior guard Desure Buie, who averages 18.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists, and Senior guard Eli Pemberton, who averages 17.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

Hofstra is 9-1 straight up and 6-4 against the spread in their last 10 games versus Drexel, and the over is 5-5 during that stretch. The over is 7-3 in the last 10 games for Drexel and the under is 7-3 in the last 10 games for Hofstra.

Drexel got past UNC-Wilmington yesterday to get to this game, and I don’t think the Dragons will have any gas left in the tank for this game. Hofstra has been dominant against the number recently, and I expect that to continue today. I’ll lay the points with the Pride.

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Erik’s Pick Hofstra -5.5

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