Hofstra @ Towson 1/11/22 (NCAAB)

Updated: Jan 12

A large slate on this Tuesday after the National Championship game claimed the spotlight. We shift our focus back to college basketball as we get two over .500 teams facing off in the Colonial Athletic division in Hofstra (9-6) and Towson (10-5) at the SECU Arena in Maryland.


These two teams met last year and Hofstra was able to edge out a win 74-69. Historically, these two teams tend to lean the way of pushing the pace led by Hofstra who rank 87th in the nation in pace compared to Towson which rank 331st in the nation. Our focus for this game will not be a side, but rather a total. A team total at that. During their last 9 meetings dating back to January of 2018, Hofstra have won 8 of those last 9 and scoring at least their team total of 71 today in all 8 of those wins. Towson however, has been very inconsistent in their scoring which is why we are not leaning a game total here.



We take a look back this season at what Hofstra has done on the offensive side and over their last 10 games, they have eclipsed this number 8 of those times. So we look at how these teams matchup in the past coupled with Hofstra's pace and 78.5% (14th in the nation) free throw shooting, we should have a great spot for a total to go over. As we look back at what Towson has done this season as well, there is a trend with them not afraid to push the pace with their opponent. Look for many fast break points off of turnovers for this game along with stellar 3 point shooting from Hofstra and we've found our play.


Odds


Currently the odds sit at Towson -2.5 (-110) O/U 144.5. There has been some line movement this morning pushing the opening number of Towson -4 down which will correlate with Hofstra taking early money and expected to keep this game close.


Pick


Hofstra Team Total O71 (-115)

Odds via BetUS

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