Hofstra vs. James Madison - 2/29/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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James Madison Dukes (9-19) at Hofstra Pride (22-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00 pm (Mack Sports Complex)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -13 -- Over/Under: 152
The James Madison Dukes and the Hofstra Pride meet in college basketball action from Hofstra Arena on Saturday.
James Madison enters this one at 9-19 so far. It’s been a six-game losing streak for James Madison over their last half-dozen, falling to Drexel, Delaware, Towson, Elon, William & Mary and Northeastern.
In the loss to Northeastern, James Madison’s only double-digit scorer was Matt Lewis with 17 points, five assists and two rebounds. Both Darius Banks and Zach Jacobs posted eight points apiec, and combined for six rebounds and five assists.
Over on the Hofstra side, they’re 22-8 this year. Following a recent eight-game winning streak, Hofstra saw their Ws come to an end with an 11-point loss to Towson on Thursday in their last game.
In the loss to Towson, Hofstra’s Tareq Coburn led the way on 21 points, two assists and one rebound. Isaac Kante chipped in 20 points with seven rebounds there, and Eli Pemberton notched 18 points, eight rebounds and four assists for Hofstra.
Hofstra is 10-1 ATS in their last 11 Saturday games and 6-1 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up loss. Hofstra is 4-1 ATS in their last five home games and the under is 16-5-1 in their last 22 overall.
Meanwhile, James Madison is 0-4 ATS in their last four after a straight-up loss and 2-7 ATS in their last nine Saturday games. James Madison is 2-9 ATS in their last 11 after an ATS loss and 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games.
During this six-game losing streak, James Madison has posted a few close games, but they’ve only been above 67 points twice in that span. It seems that even when James Madison is scoring well, they’re still giving up a ton of points on the other side and negating the effort.
As for Hofstra, they had a bad game against Towson and were held to 65 points, but that’s not a typical outing for them. I like Hofstra to bounce back here and bang out a cover because they're a much better team than they appeared to be in their last game.