Hofstra Pride vs. Towson Tigers - 2/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Towson Tigers (18-9) at Hofstra Pride (18-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hofstra Arena)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Towson Tigers will travel to play the Hofstra Pride in a CAA game on Thursday.
The Hofstra Pride are 18-8 (10-4) and are coming off of a win against Delaware by a score of 77-66. Hofstra has won 2 games in a row and is currently 2nd in the CAA standings. Hofstra defeated Towson by a score of 90-58 in these two teams first meeting of the season. Hofstra is averaging 80.3 points per game while giving up 74.6 points per game. Hofstra is also averaging 40.2 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per game. Juan’ya Green is averaging 17.8 points per game and 7.2 assists per game for Hofstra. Ameen Tanksley is averaging 15.7 points per game and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Pride. Hofstra is shooting 68.1% on free throws, 35.6% on three-pointers, and 44.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Towson Tigers are 18-9 (9-5) and are coming off of a win against William & Mary by a score of 99-82. Towson has won 2 of their last 3 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the CAA standings. Towson is averaging 71.9 points per game while giving up 66.1 points per game. Towson is also averaging 39.6 rebounds per game and 11.4 assists per game. William Adala Moto is averaging 14.2 points per game and 8 rebounds per game for Towson. Byron Hawkins is averaging 13.6 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Towson is shooting 68.4% on free throws, 32.5% on three-pointers, and 42.7% on all field goal attempts.
Towson is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games. Towson is 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Towson’s last 5 road games. Hofstra is 2-6-1 ATS in their last 9 Thursday games. Hofstra is 5-16 ATS in their last 21 home games. The under is 4-1 in Hofstra’s last 5 home games. The over is 4-0 in these two teams last 4 meetings.
This should be a very entertaining game between two teams that are fighting at the top of the conference standings. Hofstra dominated the first meeting of these teams and will be at home for this matchup. Towson plays much better defense than Hofstra, but Hofstra is the higher scoring team. I think this will be a close game, so I am going to take the points.