Hofstra Pride vs. Drexel Dragons Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/29/14
Drexel Dragons (10-9) at Hofstra Pride (7-14)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Hofstra Arena)
The Line: Hofstra Pride +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: not listed
The Hofstra Pride welcome conference foe the Drexel Dragons to the Mack Sports Complex.
Drexel hasn't looked like the team that began the year with both ends of the floor getting some of the blame with defeats in six of eight. The scoring was down in a 68-66 home loss to William & Mary which was looking like a win with a nine point half time bulge. Both teams finished in th 47%-48% shooting range but the Dragons didn't get to the line and were outscored there 14-7. The Dragons rceive a 31 point explosion from Chris Fouch followed by Franz Massenat with 19 but the offense struggled to score otherwise.
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I have watched Hofstra many times and have come away thinking this is a team that needs strong performances at both ends of the floor to succeed. Obviously that hasn't happened often enough and happen Monday in a 76-58 loss at Towson. The Tigers fell behind by eleven entering the locker room and never recovered with 39% shooting and a 45-25 Tigers rebounding edge hurting the most. The Pride received a game high 20 points from Zeke Upshaw with Dion Nesmith netting 15 while the combo of Stephen Nwaukoni and Moussa Kane tossing in 17 points with Nwaukoni posting eight rebounds.
The first thing somebody that wants to bet this game should do is look at what both have done lately and then sit down and rethink that notion especially if Tavon Allen is MIA or limited...