Betting on today’s Pride and Cougars game? Catch the action at TD Arena in Charleston, SC, as the Cougars hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on FloH. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 151.5 points, and Charleston is favored by -6 to win at home against Hofstra.

HOFSTRA PRIDE VS CHARLESTON COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Charleston Cougars -6

This game will be played at TD Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE CHARLESTON COUGARS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Not only will Charleston pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 151.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Pride Defense Show Up in Charleston?

Coming into tonight’s game, Hofstra has a record of 19-11, including a 12-5 mark in Coastal Athletic Association games. The Pride have won four straight games and are 7-9 on the road this season.

Overall, Hofstra is 1-5 as the underdog, and they are 17-6 when they are favored. Their average scoring margin on the road is +2.1 points per game, and they are 4-6 in their last 10 road games.

As the underdog this season, Hofstra has a 3-3 record vs. the spread. On the road, the Pride have gone 8-8 ATS this year and are 5-7-1 vs. the spread at home. Overall, Hofstra is 13-15-1 ATS this season. In their last three games as the underdog, the Pride have gone 3-0 ATS and are 5-5 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Over the course of their 30 games this season, the over/under record for Hofstra is 13-16, and their games have averaged 142.9 points. Today’s over/under line of 151.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (144.7). So far, 20 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line.

Compared to their season average of 74.7 points per game, Hofstra struggled in their previous game. Against UNCW, the Pride scored 69 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 56.2%. In terms of three-point shooting, the Pride offense has been good from outside, hitting 37% of their three-pointers on an average of 27.4 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 47%.

Currently, the Pride’s defense holds the 80th rank in the nation, allowing 68.4 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Hofstra’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 40.3% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.0% this season.

Can Charleston Grab a Win at Home?

The Charleston Cougars enter their game against Hofstra as six-point favorites. They have a record of 19-5 when favored this season and have gone 11-2 at home compared to 11-5 on the road. Their average scoring margin at home is +9.5, and they have won their last four games at home.

Overall, Charleston has won eight straight games and has a record of 23-7. They are 14-3 in Coastal Athletic Association play and have gone 9-4 in non-conference games this season. In their most recent game, the Cougars defeated Campbell by a score of 96-73.

As the favorite this season, Charleston has gone just 11-12-1 against the spread, including a 7-6 mark at home. However, over their last three games as the favorite, the Cougars are a perfect 3-0 vs. the spread. At home this year, Charleston is 5-4 vs. the spread and they are 2-1 over their last three home games.

Charleston has an over/under record of 16-13 this season and today’s over/under line of 151.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games this season (152.3). So far, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 152 points compared to their season average of 153.9 points per game.

Charleston’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Campbell, finishing the game with a total of 96 points. Their season average is now 80.8 points per game. Reyne Smith is leading the team in scoring at 12.4 points per contest. Ante Brzovic has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 12.3 going into the game.

The Cougars’ defense is presently ranked 202nd nationally, allowing an average of 73.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Campbell, the Fighting Camels finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 73 points vs. Charleston.