Columbia vs. Hofstra - 11/29/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hofstra Pride (4-3) at Columbia Lions (3-2)
College Basketball: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Levien Gym)
The Line: Columbia Lions -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Columbia Lions and the Hofstra Pride face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Columbia Lions are 3-2 this season and they are coming off of an overtime win over Colgate. Columbia is averaging 77.6 points per game and they are shooting 46.8 percent from the floor including 36.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while defensively they are allowing 79 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Nate Hickman leads the ions averaging 18.6 points per game. Luke Petrasek is averaging 15.2 points and 8.4 rebounds, Mike Smith is averaging 10 points, and Lukas Meisner is averaging 6.4 points and 6 rebounds. Columbia has played a light schedule and they haven’t looked all that impressive against it.
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The Hofstra Pride are 3-2 this season and they have won their last two games. Hofstra is averaging 76.3 points per game and they are shooting 42.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 79.3 points and their opponents are shooting 48 percent. Eli Pemberton leads the Pride averaging 14.9 points per game. Brian Bernardi is averaging 14 points for Hofstra, Deron Powers is averaging 11.9 points, and Justin Wright-Foreman is averaging 11.4 points. Hofstra has played the tougher schedule of these two teams.
Columbia is 35-17 against the spread in their last 52 non-conference games and they are 7-0 in Tuesday games. Hofstra is 5-2 against the spread in their last 7 road games, 9-21-1 against the spread following a win, and 1-4-1 against the spread following a win by 20 or more points.
Hofstra looks like the better team right now and I expect them to win this one outright.