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James Madison vs. Hofstra Prediction,
Preview,
and Odds - 2-29-2020

Game Snapshot with Current Line

#677 James Madison
Dukes 12
#678 Hofstra
Pride -12

Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:00pm

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Game Stats

James Madison

9 - 19

8-18
ATS
16-11
O/U
71
PPG
76
OPPG

Hofstra

22 - 8

21-8
ATS
11-18
O/U
76
PPG
69
OPPG

Featured Video from Scott Reichel

The Hofstra Pride stay at home to host the James Madison Dukes in a CAA conference match-up on Saturday afternoon. The Pride were beaten badly in their previous game despite being heavy favorites to win that game.

James Madison have just pride to play for

Form

The Dukes have been in awful form right through this season. They have lost their last six games on the bounce to fall dramatically to 9-19 for the season. They are positioned last in their conference standings.

Last game

The Dukes were razed by 20 points by Northeastern in their previous game. James Madison were 12-point dogs, but still couldn't cover, which will be a problematic position. Matt Lewis scored 17 points for James Madison.

Efficiency

They have a negative four-point differential between points scored and conceded. That is always a fair indicator of a team's struggles. They score 72 points and allow 76.3 points per game.

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Hofstra's eight-game winning streak snaps

Form

The Pride's eight-game winning streak was broken in their previous game as Towson cruised to a 76-65 win in their previous game. Overall, Hofstra are 22-8 for the season, sitting at the top of the CAA standings, with a 13-4 record.

Last game

The Pride started as seven-point favorites. Not only did they not cover, they were badly beaten and bruised. Tareq Coburn led the scoring for Hofstra with 21 points, while Isaac Kante scored 20 points.

Efficiency

The Pride have built their season around their offensive prowess. They score an average of 76.4 points per game, which puts them 53rd nationally. They also allow under 70 points, which holds them in good stead.

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The Bottom Line What to bet on this game.

Full-Game Side Bet
Rating:

Pardon the pun, but Hofstra's pride would have been hurt after their previous demolition. They started off hoping to take their winning streak to nine games, but instead were battered by the better team on the night in Towson. That should be a one-off. The occasional bad night takes place for every team in every sport. They will just have to put that behind them and come out sharper against a team struggling for form.

Prediction: Hofstra Pride

Full-Game Total Pick
Rating:

I'd suspect both teams will come out a bit tentative after their previous games. Hofstra have terrific offensive numbers, which will play a big part in the handicapping for this game too. There might be fewer possessions, and while those will be efficient, the total should be hampered drastically by a slower pace of play.

Prediction: Under

Nikhil Kalro

Nikhil has been working with ESPN since the age of 18 and covers cricket for their website ESPNcricinfo. We now have his talents here at StatSalt. When not writing or editing news, game reports, commentary and analysis stories, he is following American sports. A love for stats and patterns, research and results and years of handicapping experience makes him one to follow as a reliable capper. A degree in business administration and a keen eye for volatile industries like the stock market help too.

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