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Towson Tigers vs Pride College Hoops Game Preview

Towson TigersHofstra Pride
Feb 16, 4:00 PM | Hofstra Arena

Towson Tigers vs Hofstra Pride Odds

14-13TEAM RECORD6-19

A key college battle sees the visiting Towson Tigers travelling to Hofstra Saturday to take on the Pride.

The Pride bring a 6-19 record (10-11 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-13 Tigers, who are 13-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Hofstra go 2-14 so far and the Tigers go 12-6.

View Towson vs Hofstra Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to back visiting Towson before tip-off in this one found them as 2.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 268-ranked Pride and the No. 86-rated Tigers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 67-57 win for the Tigers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Hofstra's No. 333-ranked scoring average of 58.9 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 186 and allowing 66.7 PPG. The Pride FG% has averaged 38.4% to date this season, less than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (43.4% per game).

Defensively, Towson features the nation's No. 133-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.8 points per game. Hofstra, meanwhile, comes in at No. 326 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Towson was a 75-70 loser on the road against James Madison. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Marcus Damas scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Tigers to a win (they lost 75-70 to James Madison at JMU Center on Tuesday).

Last time out for Hofstra, they were a 61-43 loser as they battled Georgia State on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Stevie Mejia scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Pride to a win (they lost 61-43 to Georgia State at GSU Sports Arena on Wednesday).

Towson Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 3-7
After playing James Madison are 1-9
After a loss are 4-6

Hofstra Pride Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Drexel are 1-9
After playing Georgia State are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Tigers at Pride trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Towson's last 7 games on the road
Towson is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Towson's last 7 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
Towson is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Hofstra
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Hofstra's last 5 games at home
Hofstra is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Towson
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Hofstra's last 13 games
Hofstra is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Towson

Next up:
Towson home to Drexel, Saturday, February 23
Hofstra at Drexel, Monday, February 18