The Northeastern Huskies (17-15) take on the Hofstra Pride (25-8) at the Entertainment & Sports Arena in Washington DC at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday (on CBSSN). We analyze the Northeastern-Hofstra odds and betting lines, while providing college basketball betting tips and advice for this Colonial Final matchup.
Northeastern vs. Hofstra: Three things you need to know
- The 6-seed Huskies of Northeastern hope the third time is the charm. They fell to 1-seed Hofstra Jan. 9 by a 74-72 score in Boston, while losing 75-71 on Long Island Feb. 8. The Huskies covered the spread in both outings.
- Northeastern enters with 71.5 points per game to rank 166th in the country while allowing 66.6 PPG, ranking 104th in the country in scoring defense.
- Hofstra ranks 35th in the nation with 77.1 PPG, ranking 35th, while checking in 11th in the country with a 77.9 free-throw percentage. Defensively, the Pride rank 185th in scoring defense at 69.7 PPG.
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Northeastern vs. Hofstra: Odds, betting lines and picks
Hofstra 63, Northeastern 59
HOFSTRA (-121) is the play in this CAA Final. Take the Pride to win outright at a reasonable price, but there’s better value on the spread.
Against the Spread (ATS)
Northeastern (+1.5, -110) has played HOFSTRA (-1.5, -110) just about as well as anyone this season. While the Huskies haven’t been able to get over the hump, they have covered each game while losing two games to the Pride by a total of six points. Back the Pride with such a small spread as the better value play. They’ll need to win by just 2 or more points.
The UNDER 133.5 (-110) went 1-0-1 in two meetings during the season. The Under is also 2-0 in the two CAA tourney games for Hofstra, while going 8-2 in the past 10 outings and 12-3 over the previous 15. The Under has hit in six of the past nine outings for Northeastern.
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