Hofstra Pride vs. Drexel Dragons - 3/5/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drexel Dragons (6-24) vs. Hofstra Pride (22-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm (Royal Farms Arena)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -11 -- See the Latest Odds
The Hofstra Pride will play the Drexel Dragons in the second round of the CAA Tournament on Saturday.
The Drexel Dragons are 6-24 (3-15) and are the #9 seed in the CAA tournament. Drexel won their first game of the CAA tournament against Elon by a score of 57-56. Drexel is averaging 63.2 points per game while giving up 70.6 points per game. Drexel is also averaging 32.9 rebounds per game and 12.3 assists per game. Tavon Allen is averaging 13.2 points per game and 2.9 rebounds per game for Drexel. Rodney Williams is averaging 10.3 points per game and 5.2 rebounds per game for the Dragons. Drexel is shooting 68.6% on free throws, 32.6% on three-pointers, and 39.2% on all field goal attempts.
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The Hofstra Pride are 22-8 (14-4) and are the #1 seed in the CAA tournament. Hofstra finished the regular season by winning their last 6 games and is coming off of a win against Charleston by a score of 72-63. Hofstra swept the season series with Drexel by scores of 69-61 and 70-64. Hofstra is averaging 79.3 points per game while giving up 73.8 points per game. Hofstra is also averaging 39.6 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game. Juan’ya Green is averaging 17.7 points per game and 7.2 assists per game for Hofstra. Ameen Tanksley is averaging 15.6 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Pride. Hofstra is shooting 68% on free throws, 35.7% on three-pointers, and 44.3% on all field goal attempts.
Drexel has not found much success this season, but did win their first tournament game yesterday. Hofstra has been very good this season and was able to sweep the season series with Drexel. Drexel is inconsistent on offense, only averaging about 63 points per game. Hofstra is much stronger on offense, averaging about 80 points per game. Hofstra is the better team and should win easily. I like Hofstra here.