Northeastern Huskies vs Hofstra Pride Prediction, 1/7/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Northeastern Huskies vs Hofstra Pride
Date: Thursday, January 7, 2021
Location: David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex in Hempstead, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Northeastern (+3)
David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex is the venue where and the Hofstra Pride (6-3) will play the Northeastern Huskies (3-5) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has Hofstra as 3-point favorites. The over/under opens at 138.
Northeastern heads into this game with a win-loss mark of 3-5 on the season. They turn the ball over 15.0 times per game and as a team they commit 17.3 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Northeastern is pulling down 33.1 boards per game and has accumulated 99 assists for the campaign, which ranks 227th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Huskies are shooting 34.4% on 3-pointers (62 of 180) and 72.4% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 65.6 points per contest (300th in the country) while shooting 42.7% from the field. On the defensive end, the Huskies are forcing 11.9 turnovers per contest while drawing 16.6 personal fouls. The Huskies are giving up a FG percentage of 42.8% (204 of 477) and they surrender 36.5 boards per game as a unit. They are currently ranked 115th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 92 conceded so far this season. They give up 26.9% on 3-pointers and they are 171st in the nation in opponents points per game (69.5).
The Northeastern Huskies stepped onto the hardwood against the Elon Phoenix and earned the victory with a final of 66-58 in their last contest. Northeastern ended the contest with a 44.6% field goal percentage (25 out of 56) and made 7 of their 25 3-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Huskies knocked down 9 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 64.3%. When discussing getting rebounds, they earned a total of 27 with 1 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 10 assists for the game while getting 5 steals and 2 blocks. Pertaining to the defense, Northeastern allowed the other team to shoot 44.6% from the floor on 25 out of 56 shooting. Elon recorded 7 assists and had 2 steals in this matchup. Moreover, the Phoenix totaled 38 rebounds (5 offensive, 33 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Elon ended up going 61.1% from the charity stripe by making 11 of 18 tries. They also buried 5 of 20 tries from three-point range.
Jason Strong is one player who was a major factor in the matchup. He accumulated 17 points on 7 of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 37 minutes played and pulled down 7 boards. Strong shot 53.8% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. One more player that was a factor in this game for the Huskies was Tyson Walker. He pulled down 5 rebounds and accounted for 5 assists. He ended up shooting 46.7% from the floor in the game by shooting 7-of-15 (17 points). In all, Walker played for 32 min.
Hofstra has a win-loss mark of 6-3 on the year. The Pride are responsible for committing 16.7 personal fouls every game while shooting 69.9% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.9 times per contest (215th in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.7 times per game. Hofstra has accumulated 659 points for the campaign (73.2 per game) and they collect 37.2 rebounds per game. As an offense, the Pride are hitting on 43.1% from the field, which is ranked 234th in the country. The Pride on the defensive side of the court are 205th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 71.3. They are forcing 12.0 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 41.8% from the floor (139th in the country). The Hofstra defense allows 32.4% on three-point shots (70 of 216) and opponents are making 71.1% of their free throw attempts. They surrender 16.0 assists and 37.2 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 305th and 249th in Division 1.
When they last stepped on the court, the Hofstra Pride walked away with a victory by a final of 82-73 when they faced the William & Mary Tribe. The Pride snagged 30 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 34 in the game. They rejected 2 attempts while recording 10 steals for the contest. The Tribe earned 25 fouls in the game which got the Pride to the charity stripe for 39 shots. They were able to knock down 30 of the free throws for a rate of 76.9%. Concerning shooting from distance, Hofstra buried 6 out of their 24 attempts (25.0%). Overall, the Pride walked away from this one shooting 23 for 49 from the field which gave them a percentage of 46.9%. The Pride allowed the Tribe to bury 25 out of their 64 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 39.1% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 23.1% from 3-point land by going 6 of 26 and ended up going 17 of 22 from the free throw line (77.3%). When discussing cleaning the glass, Hofstra allowed William & Mary to grab 33 in all (9 on the offensive side).
Jalen Ray was important for the Pride in the game. He converted 7 out of 15 for this game for a field goal rate of 46.7%, which had him sitting at 21 points. Ray collected 3 rebounds in his 40 mins and had 3 dimes in the game. One more player who was a determining factor for Hofstra was Caleb Burgess. He accumulated 15 points in his 34 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 out of 11 from the floor in this contest. Burgess ended the game having shot 45.5% from the field while also collecting 8 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Hofstra (-3)
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