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Hofstra vs. Towson - 2/21/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Towson at Hofstra
Date & Time Thursday February 21, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Mack Sports Complex
Hempstead, NY
The Line
Hofstra Pride -15.5 -- Over/Under: 145.5
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The Towson Tigers and the Hofstra Pride meet in CAA college basketball action from Mack Sports Complex on Thursday night.

The Towson Tigers will look to find some consistency after alternating wins and losses in each of their last 7 games following a 92-77 win over Drexel in their last outing. Tobias Howard led the Tigers with 26 points on 7 of 11 shooting with 4 threes and an 8 of 10 mark from the foul line along with 3 steals while Brian Fobbs came right behind with 25 points on 9 of 16 shooting with 4 threes. Nakye Sanders chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds for the double-double to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Towson in the win. Fobbs leads Towson in scoring with 17.6 points per game while Howard leads the Tigers in assists with 2.7 assists per game and Dennis Tunstall leads Towson in rebounding with 7.8 rebounds per game this season. As a team, Towson is averaging 67.6 points per game on 43.3% shooting from the field, 33.5% from behind the arc and 69.7% from the foul line this season.

The Hofstra Pride will look to rebound from an 87-70 loss to UNC-Wilmington in their last outing. Justin Wright-Foreman led the Pride with 30 points on 9 of 25 shooting with 3 threes and a 9 of 10 mark from the foul line with 7 rebounds while Eli Pemberton added 22 points with 3 threes of his own, a 9 of 11 mark from the foul line, 3 assists and 3 steals. Desure Buie chipped in 15 points with a team-high 4 assists and 5 steals to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Hofstra in the losing effort while Jacquil Taylor contributed 8 points and a team-high 12 rebounds as well in the loss. Wright-Foreman leads the Pride in scoring with 26.3 points per game while Taylor leads Hofstra on the glass with 8.3 rebounds per game and Buie leads Hofstra in assists with 5.1 assists per game this season. As a team, Hofstra is averaging 83.4 points per game on 49% shooting from the field, 38.8% from behind the arc and 79.8% from the foul line this season, the 2nd-best free throw in the country.

Towson is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 8-17 ATS in their last 25 road games while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 conference games. Hofstra is 23-8 ATS in their last 31 games overall and 7-3 ATS in their last 10 games against a team with a losing record while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 home games. Towson is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings between these two teams at Hofstra but are just 0-3-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings between these two teams overall.

Towson has had a lot of success in this venue, and Hofstra is coming off of that disappointing loss to UNCW last time out, so the points could be worth a look. However, the Pride have been the team to beat in the CAA this season, and the Tigers have been a profitable fade on the road for quite some time now. I think Hofstra comes back firing at home with a win and a cover here, so while the line is thick, I’d lay the points with the Pride here.

Pick:
Hofstra -15.5

Chris has been a sports fan from when he was old enough to pick up a basketball and was a standout offensive lineman throughout high school and college. Chris uses that same instinct, determination and drive to analyze trends and statistics to find and produce winners on a consistent basis. Chris has been writing for Sports Chat Place since 2016 and covers a wide array of sports from college and pro football, college basketball, hockey and baseball.

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