Hofstra vs. Drexel - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Drexel Dragons (14-17) at Hofstra Pride (23-8)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Entertainment & Sports Arena)
The Line: Hofstra Pride -8 -- Over/Under: 144.5
The Drexel Dragons and the Hofstra Pride meet in a CAA tournament quarterfinal in college basketball action from the Entertainment and Sports Arena on Saturday afternoon.
The Drexel Dragons come into this game fresh off of a 66-55 win over UNC-Wilmington in their last outing. Camren Wynter leads Drexel in scoring and assists with 16.1 PPG and 5.3 APG while James Butler is 2nd in scoring and tops in rebounding with 13.4 PPG and 11.6 RPG this season. Zach Walton is also averaging 12.1 PPG for the Dragons this season. As a team, Drexel is averaging 69.2 points on 44.6% shooting from the field, 35.5% from behind the arc and 69.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 71.2 points on 45.2% shooting from the field and 31.6% from 3-point range this season.
The Hofstra Pride enter the conference tournament as the top seed, sitting at 14-4 in conference play as part of a 23-8 overall record this season. Desure Buie leads Hofstra in scoring and assists with 18.5 PPG and 5.9 APG while Eli Pemberton is right behind in 2nd in scoring with 17.3 PPG. Isaac Kante has 11.5 PPG and a team-high 7.4 RPG while Jalen Ray also has 11.5 PPG and Tareq Coburn has 11 PPG this season. As a team, Hofstra is averaging 77.1 points on 45.2% shooting from the field, 37% from 3-point range and 77.9% from the foul line while allowing opposing teams to average 69.7 points on 44.9% shooting from the field and 31.1% from 3-point range this season.
I'm trying to find a case to make for Drezel here, and maybe that it's that we've seen the teams that have a game to shake the run give the team with the better seed a run for their money. However, Hofstra's be one of the most consistent teams in the country in terms of covering the number and winning handily, going 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games coming into the conference tournament, and I think that the Pride get it done again here so I'll lay the points with Hofstra here.