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College basketball point spread favors Cougars in battle with Pride

Hofstra PrideCollege of Charleston Cougars
7-15February 01, 2014, 04:00 | TD Arena11-11

Hofstra pays a visit to College of Charleston on Saturday, hoping to send the Cougars to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at TD Arena.

This season, the Cougars are 11-11 overall and 7-12 ATS, while the Pride are 7-15 and 10-6-1 ATS. As for the totals, College of Charleston boasts a 9-8 on the OU, and Hofstra is 7-7-1.

View Hofstra Pride vs College of Charleston Cougars Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cougars installed as -9-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game puts the Cougars, most recently No. 55 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Pride, who rate No. 168 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Hofstra was a 77-74 loser at home against Drexel. They covered the 4-point spread as underdogs. Zeke Upshaw went off for 27 points and added 5 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Drexel handed Hofstra a 77-74 defeat at Hofstra Arena.

College of Charleston was a 74-63 loser in their most recent outing on the road against William & Mary. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. The Cougars endured a 74-63 loss at the hands of the Tribe on Monday, despite an 18 -point effort from Anthony Stitt at Kaplan Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and College of Charleston has the nation's No. 245-rated offensive output, at 63.68 PPG. The visiting Pride defense ranks No. 194 allowing on average 73.18 PPG. The Cougars FG% has averaged 41.77% so far, less than the Pride marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.69% per game.

A few Pride at Cougars trends to consider:
Hofstra is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Hofstra's last 5 games
Hofstra is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games on the road
College of Charleston is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
College of Charleston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of College of Charleston's last 7 games

Next up:
Hofstra at Northeastern, Wednesday, February 5th
College of Charleston at Delaware, Wednesday, February 5th