College of Charleston Cougars vs. Towson Tigers - 2/4/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Towson Tigers (16-7) at College of Charleston Cougars (13-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm (TD Arena)
The Line: College of Charleston Cougars -4.5 -- Over/Under: 121 See the Latest Odds
The Towson Tigers will travel to play the College of Charleston Cougars in a CAA game on Thursday.
The College of Charleston Cougars 13-8 (5-5) and are coming off of a loss to UNC Wilmington by a score of 65-55. Charleston has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 6th in the CAA standings. Charleston is averaging 67.6 points per game while giving up 63.7 points per game. Charleston is also averaging 35.6 rebounds per game and 12.7 assists per game. Cameron Johnson is averaging 12.1 points per game and 4 rebounds per game for Charleston. Jarrell Brantley is averaging 10.8 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game for the Cougars. Charleston is shooting 66.9% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 43% on all field goal attempts.
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The Towson Tigers are 16-7 (7-3) and are coming off of a win against Drexel by a score of 101-97. Towson has won 3 games in a row and is currently tied for 3rd in the CAA standings. Towson is averaging 72.6 points per game while giving up 65.8 points per game. Towson is also averaging 40.3 rebounds per game and 11.5 assists per game. William Adala Moto is averaging 14.5 points per game and 8.3 rebounds per game for Towson. Byron Hawkins is averaging 13.8 points per game and 2.7 rebounds per game for the Tigers. Hawkins is questionable for this game. Towson is shooting 68.7% on free throws, 33.6% on three-pointers, and 42.4% on all field goal attempts.
The College of Charleston defeated Towson by a score of 40-37 on January 21st. Charleston led by 3 points at halftime and was able to maintain that lead in this very low scoring game. Cameron Johnson led Charleston with 10 points and 3 assists, while William Adala Moto added 6 points and 9 rebounds for Towson. Charleston was out rebounded by a total of 42-33, but was able to add 9 assists in their victory.
Towson is 3-8-1 ATS in their last 12 games against a team with a winning record. The over is 4-1 in Towson’s last 5 road games. Charleston is 7-20-1 ATS in their last 28 Thursday games. The under is 4-1 in Charleston’s last 5 road games. Towson is 4-1 ATS in these two teams last 5 meetings.
Both of these teams come into this game playing well of late, but Charleston did slip up in their last game. Towson has a better offense, but Charleston allows fewer points per game. I like how Towson has played during conference play and I am picking them here.