James Madison vs. Hofstra - 3/7/15 CAA Quarterfinal Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hofstra Pride (19-12) at James Madison Dukes (19-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm (Royal Farms Arena)
The Line: James Madison Dukes +5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hofstra Pride and James Madison Dukes meet Saturday in the CAA quarterfinal.
The Hofstra Pride look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. On the season, Hofstra is averaging 78.1 points on 44.6 percent shooting and is allowing 69.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Juan'ya Green is averaging 17 points and 6.5 assists while Ameen Tanksley is averaging 16.7 points and 6.5 rebounds. Brian Bernardi is grabbing 2.8 rebounds and Dion Nesmith is dishing 2.6 assists. The Hofstra Pride have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 70.9 percent from the line and 36.8 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Hofstra is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 80 or more points in three of its last four games.
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The James Madison Dukes look for a win after winning six of their last seven. On the season, James Madison is averaging 67.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 68 points on 43.2 percent shooting. Ron Curry is averaging 13.8 points and 4.4 assists while Yohanny Dalembert is averaging 11.6 points and 5.9 rebounds. Jackson Kent is the third double-digit scorer and Winston Grays is dishing 1.9 assists. The James Madison Dukes have four players averaging at least 8.1 points, and they’re shooting 70.2 percent from the line and 37.1 percent from deep. Defensively, James Madison is allowing 35.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 73 or more points in four of its last five games.
The Pride are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games. The Dukes are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 neutral site games and 5-12 ATS in their last 17 games following a ATS win. The underdog is 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings.
These teams just played a week ago and James Madison won that game as well as the previous meeting earlier in the season. In fact, James Madison has beaten Hofstra in four of the last five meetings SU. Give me the Dukes, as the wrong team could be favored here.