Bradley vs. Hofstra - 11/21/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hofstra Pride (1-2) at Bradley Braves (2-1)
College Basketball: Monday, November 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm (Germain Arena)
The Line: Bradley Braves +5 -- Over/Under: 137 See the Latest Odds
The Bradley Braves and the Hofstra Pride face off on Monday in the Gulf Coast Showcase college basketball tournament.
The Bradley Braves are 2-1 this season and this will be their first game away from home. Bradley is averaging 67.7 points per game and they are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 65.3 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. JoJo McGlaston ieads the Braves averaging 13 points and 24.7 minutes epr game. Darrell Brown is averaging 11 points for Bradley, Dwayne Lautier-Ogunleye is averaging 10.3 points and 5.3 rebounds, and Alex Foster is averaging 6.7 points. Bradley looks like they could be in for another tough season.
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The Hofstra Pride are 1-2 this season and they have lost their last 2 games. Hofstra is averaging 76 points and they are shooting 43.1 percent from the floor and 38.6 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 80.7 points and their opponents are shooting 49.2 percent. Eli Pemberton leads the Pride averaging 19.3 points and 29.7 minutes per game. Brian Bernardi is averaging 14 points, Justin Wright-Foreman is averaging 10.7 points, and Rokas Gustys is averaging 8.7 points and 14.7 rebounds. Hofstra has played a tough schedule and haven’t shown they can win away from home.
Bradley is 9-3 against the spread in their last 12 games, 5-15-1 against the spread in their last 21 neutral site games, 6-21-2 against the spread following a win. Hofstra is 6-2 against the spread following a loss, 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 games, and 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
I don’t like Hofstra’s defense and I see that as the reason Bradley at least keeps it close.