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Hofstra vs. James Madison - 2/23/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

James Madison at Hofstra
Date & Time Saturday February 23, 2019, 4:00 PM (EST)
Hofstra Arena
Hempstead, New York
The Line
Hofstra Pride -14.5 O/U: 149.5
TV Channel
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Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The James Madison Dukes and the Hofstra Pride will meet up on the college basketball court Saturday.

James Madison enters this game with a 12-16 mark on the year. The Dukes are 2-2 in their last four games, beating Drexel and Delaware while falling to Towson and Northeastern.

In the loss to the Huskies, James Madison’s Deshon Parker led the team with 17 points. Matt Lewis nearly doubled up for the Dukes there with 15 points and nine rebounds, and Stuckey Mosley chipped in 10 points.

Over on the Hofstra side, they’re 23-5 this season. The Pride are 4-1 in their last five games, falling to UNCW and beating William & Mary, Elon, Charleston and Towson during that time.

In the 2OT win over the Tigers, Hofstra’s Justin Wright-Foreman put up 28 points to lead the team, and Jacquil Taylor doubled up on 14 points and 17 rebounds. Jalen Ray added 17 points for the Pride in that one as well.

James Madison is 3-7 ATS in their last 10 overall and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 versus the CAA. The Dukes are 1-6 ATS in their last seven road games and the under is 4-0 in their last four overall.

Meanwhile, the Pride are 8-1 ATS in their last nine after an ATS loss and 23-9 ATS in their last 32 overall. Hofstra is 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven Saturday games.

James Madison has had a little trouble putting up points lately, and a good example of that came in their last game against Hofstra, an 85-68 home defeat.

Speaking of Hofstra, they’ve had a couple of stumbles in recent games, but on the whole they’re still playing well. I have to go Pride here.

Hofstra Pride -14.5

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