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Charleston vs. Hofstra Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 1/28/23

Hofstra Pride (14-8) vs. College of Charleston Cougars (21-1)
January 28, 2023 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: College of Charleston Cougars -9.5 / Hofstra Pride +9.5; Over/Under: +150.5
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The Hofstra Pride and the Charleston Cougars meet in college basketball action from the TD Arena on Saturday afternoon. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.


Charleston is listed as a 9.5-point home favorite with a ML price of -500. The total for this game is set at 150.5 points.


Neither side has anyone listed on the injury report for this game, so barring any last-minute announcements, both sides will come into this game at full strength.

Matchup History

Charleston’s 92-76 win over Hofstra back on March 6th, 2022, snapped a three-game win streak for Hofstra in this head-to-head matchup.


Hofstra is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 road games against a team with a winning home record. Charleston is 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall.


I’m leaning towards Charleston here. The Cougars haven’t been as much of a sure thing as of late when it comes to laying these decent-sized numbers, but they’re still the best team in the conference by a mile and I don’t see Hofstra being able to keep pace for a full 40 minutes. I think this game is tight early on and maybe into the half, but I look for Charleston to pull away in the second half and win by double-digits. I’ll lay the points with Charleston here.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Charleston -9.5

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