Looking to win big? The Cougars and Pride face off at 7:00 ET on FloH. The Pride are hosting the game at Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, NY. The over/under for this Coastal Athletic Association conference contest is set at 154 points, with the Pride being the favored team playing at home against the Cougars.
CHARLESTON COUGARS VS HOFSTRA PRIDE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Hofstra Pride -2.5
This game will be played at Mack Sports Complex at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.
WHY BET THE HOFSTRA PRIDE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Pride.
- Not only will Hofstra pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -2.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 154 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.
Can Charleston Secure a Road Victory?
In their 14th game of the season, Charleston comes in with a 9-4 record. If Charleston can win today, they will improve their road record to 3-4. As of now, Charleston has a losing record vs. the spread, sitting at 5-7. When playing away games, the Cougars are 2-5 vs. the spread, while they are 3-2 ATS at home.
After 13 games, Charleston has an over/under record of 7-5-0, with their games averaging a combined 152.9 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Cougars’ games have averaged 160 points per game, along with an over/under record of 4-0.
Charleston recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 89 points against Saint Joseph’s. This output exceeded their season average of 78.5 points per game. The top scorer for the Cougars was Reyne Smith with 31 points, while Ben Burnham also chipped in with 16 points.
Coming into today’s game, the Charleston defense is giving up an average of 74.5 points per contest. Against Saint Joseph’s in their most recent game, the Charleston defense gave up a total of 82 points while allowing Saint Joseph’s to hit 43% of their shots.
Can Hofstra Secure a Home Victory?
In their most recent game, Hofstra lost to St. John’s by a score of 84-79. The Pride currently have a 7-6 record. All of Hofstra’s games this season have been played on the road. As of now, Hofstra’s against the spread record stands at 6-5-1 heading into today’s matchup. Over their last five games, the team is 2-3 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through 13 games, Hofstra has an over/under record of 4-8-0, with their games averaging 148.1 points per game on average. When looking at the Pride’s last three games, their over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 141 points per game.
Hofstra’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 79 points against St. John’s. They had an overall field goal percentage of 48.5% and made 3/7 free throws. Offensively, the Pride hold a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, placing them 101st in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 65th in terms of percentage and 9th in three-pointers made.
In terms of defense, Hofstra is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 71.2 points per game. The Hofstra defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 84 points and allowed St. John’s to connect on 7 threes.