Hofstra vs Northeastern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/7/21

Hofstra vs Northeastern College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/7/21 Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Northeastern Huskies (3-5) at Hofstra Pride (6-3)

College Basketball: Thursday, January 7, 2021 at 5:00 pm (Mack Sports Complex)

The Line: Hofstra Pride -4 -- Over/Under: 138.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Northeastern Huskies and Hofstra Pride meet Thursday in college basketball action at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex.

The Northeastern Huskies need a win to rebound from a 3-5 record. The Northeastern Huskies are averaging 65.6 points on 42.7 percent shooting and allowing 69.5 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Tyson Walker is averaging 16.3 points and 2.9 rebounds while Jahmyl Telfort is averaging 12.6 points and 2.1 rebounds. Jason Strong is dishing one assist and Shaquille Walters is grabbing 6.8 rebounds. The Northeastern Huskies are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.4 percent from the free throw line. The Northeastern Huskies are allowing 26.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.5 rebounds per game.

The Hofstra Pride look to stay hot after winning five of their last six games. The Hofstra Pride are averaging 73.2 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Jalen Ray is averaging 17.9 points and four assists while Tareq Coburn is averaging 16.9 points and four rebounds. Isaac Kante is the third double-digit scorer and Kvonn Cramer is grabbing 5.8 rebounds. The Hofstra Pride are shooting 29.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hofstra Pride are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.6 rebounds per game.

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The Huskies are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pride are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 54-26-1 ATS in their last 81 games overall. The under is 6-0 in Huskies last 6 overall. The under is 18-7-1 in Pride last 26 overall. The road team is 17-7-1 ATS in the last 25 meetings. The favorite is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Outside of beating UMass and Elon, the Northeastern Huskies haven't done much and have struggled all year on the offensive side of the floor. The Hofstra Pride have shown much more promise offensively, will have the best player on the court here and are slightly better defensively as well. Hofstra is the better team here and has had some covering success these last two weeks as well. I'll lay the reasonable chalk with the Hofstra Pride.

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Randy’s Pick Hofstra Pride -4

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