Hofstra vs. Towson - 2/27/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Towson Tigers (16-12) at Hofstra Pride (22-7)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Mack Sports Complex)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -7.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5
The Towson Tigers and the Hofstra Pride meet in college basketball action from Hofstra Arena on Thursday.
Towson enters this game at 17-12 thus far. Over the last five games, Towson is 4-1, with a loss to William & Mary and victories over Drexel, Regent VA, James Madison and Elon otherwise.
In the win over Elon, Towson’s top scorers were Jason Gibson and Brian Fobbs, each with 19 points and a combined five assists with 12 rebounds. Nakye Sanders added 14 points with six rebounds for Towson in that game as well.
Over on the Hofstra side, they’re 22-7 this year. Hofstra is on an eight-game win streak, taking out Drexel, Elon, William & Mary, Northeastern, Charleston, UNCW, Drexel and Delaware in that stretch.
In the win over Delaware, Hofstra’s top scorer was Desure Buie with 27 points, nine assists and six rebounds. Eli Pemberton added 25 points and nine boards there, and both Tareq Coburn and Isaac Kante had 11 points apiece with a combined 12 rebounds.
Hofstra is 19-7-1 ATS in their last 27 Thursday games and 4-0 ATS in their last four home games. Hofstra is 46-21 ATS in their last 67 overall and 7-0 ATS in their last seven after an ATS win.
Meanwhile, Towson is 5-1 ATS in the last six road games and 7-2 ATS in their last nine after a straight-up win. Towson is 10-3 ATS in the last 13 overall and the over is 5-2 in their last seven overall.
Towson had a bit of a scoring lull going there for a couple of games, with a combined 114 points versus JMU and William & Mary, but bounced back nicely with 84 points in a 13-point win over Elon. Outside of a couple lulls here and there, Towson has scored well and been competitive for most of this calendar year.
That said, Hofstra is playing great right now and they haven’t had too much trouble with anyone lately. This one should be close for a while, but I like Hofstra to pull away and cover late.