It will be a battle between CAA opponents when the Hofstra Pride (18-7, 9-3 CAA) welcome the Charleston Cougars (15-10, 9-4 CAA) to Mack Sports Complex. The game starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 13, 2020, and will air on CBS Sports Network.
Charleston Cougars at Hofstra Pride ATS Prediction
In the Cougars’ last contest, they were defeated by the Elon Phoenix, 72-65. Elon’s turnover percentage was their largest advantage over Charleston. The Phoenix had a rate of 8.4 (better than their season average of 16.1), while the Cougars posted a mark of 11.3. Grant Riller led Charleston in scoring with 26 points on 8-for-20 shooting.
The Pride beat the Northeastern Huskies in their last game, 75-71. Hofstra made good use of their 29 trips to the free throw line, converting on 24 of them (82.8 percent). Northeastern, meanwhile, was 13-15 (86.7 percent). Jalen Ray was Hofstra’s high scorer with 22 points on 5-for-14 shooting from the field.
This is the second game of the season between these two squads. In the first, the Pride lost 69-67. Desure Buie put up 19 points and nine assists. The Cougars had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (34.3 vs. 15.4) and had a better free throw rate (0.186 vs. 0.135).
Hofstra could put on a ball-control clinic in this matchup. Hofstra ranks 30th in the NCAA at avoiding errors (turnover percentage of 16.6 percent), while Charleston forces the 75th-fewest turnovers (17.8 percent).
Charleston vs. Hofstra Odds Pick
College Basketball Prediction: ATS Winner – Charleston, O/U – Over
Hofstra ranks 39th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while Charleston ranks 119th (3.5).
The Cougars rank 16th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while the Pride rank 74th (5.9).
Hofstra ranks 193rd in assists per game (12.2) while Charleston ranks 240th (10.8).
The Pride average 35.1 rebounds per game, which ranks 168th in the NCAA. The Cougars rank 185th in rebounds allowed per game (35.8).
Hofstra ranks 150th in three pointers attempted per game (21.9) while Charleston ranks 154th in three pointers allowed per game (21.8).
The Cougars’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 7.4, up from 4.0 for the season.
During their last five games, the Pride have scored an average of 77.4 points per game (0.8 above their season average) and allowed an average of 65.2 points per game (4.4 below their season average).