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Hofstra vs Charleston Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 28th Betting Odds
Pride vs Cougars Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Hofstra Pride at Charleston Cougars
- Where: Charleston at TD Arena
- Date: Saturday, January 28th
- Betting Odds: Hofstra +8.5, HOFST +318 | CHAR -415 O/U 151.5
Hofstra heads into this matchup having played 22 games and have an overall record sitting at 14-8. On the road, the Pride will be playing their 15th game of the season, having gone 8-7. So far, the Pride have been the underdog 11 times, going 4-7 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +8.5 underdogs on the spread.
Hofstra’s leading scorer this season is Aaron Estrada, who is averaging 21.11 points per contest. So far, Estrada has accounted for 24.91% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.26 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists. Tyler Thomas is the second leading scorer for the Pride, averaging 14.73 points per game. Between him and Thomas, they are accounting for 45.0% of the team’s scoring.
Hofstra comes into today’s matchup vs Charleston, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.9 points per game. Through 22 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Pride have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 340th in possessions per game.
Heading into today’s matchup vs Hofstra, the Charleston Cougars will be taking the floor for the 23rd time this season and have an overall record of 21-1. Currently, the Cougars have been the home team 13 times, sitting with a record of 13-0. The Cougars’ are sitting with a betting line that is -8.5 points in their favor. For the season, Charleston has been favored to win in 18 games, sitting with a mark of 18-0.
Charleston’s leading scorer this season is Dalton Bolon, who is averaging 13.32 points per contest. So far, Bolon has accounted for 16.64% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.36 rebounds per game and 1.18 assists. Reyne Smith is the second leading scorer for the Cougars, averaging 11.32 points per game. Between him and Smith, they are accounting for 30.8% of the team’s scoring.
Charleston comes into today’s matchup vs Hofstra, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 78.2 points per game. Through 22 games, they have hit 44.0% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Cougars have preferred to slow the game down, ranking 220th in possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Hofstra Pride +8.5
The Charleston Cougars will start their matchup against Hofstra Pride as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread of -8.5. We like Charleston’s chances to pull home with an easy win and cover the spread. When considering how each team likes to play, both Charleston and Hofstra are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario works in Charleston’s favor, as their superior talent should come through throughout the game in an easy win. Although the Cougars don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 2-3 (last 5), we like their chances to come home with the ATS win.