Cal State Fullerton Titans (2-3) vs Hofstra Pride (2-2)Date : 11/21/2018
Time : 7:00 pm EST
Location : Hofstra Arena, Hofstra, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Cal State Fullerton Titans vs Hofstra Pride
The Titans of Cal State Fullerton will travel to Hofstra Arena in Hofstra, New York, to battle the Pride on Wednesday night on 7 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Hofstra Pride evened their record at 2-2 as a result of their last outing to where they suffered the 82-69 road loss to the Maryland Terrapins on November 16th. And while Hofstra went up 37-31 at the break, the Terrapins stormed back in the second half to outscore the road team 49-32 en route to the victory. Maryland shot 52% from the field while Hofstra shot 41% as Justin Wright Foreman led the team with 27 points and five rebounds in the loss, their second in three games.
On the other hand the Titans of Cal State Fullerton halted a two-game losing streak after picking up an 87- 63 neutral-site win over Monmouth in their last outing on Sunday afternoon. While both teams have not been as consistent as they should be lately, they will certainly be looking to get a much-needed Victory on Wednesday night.
Cal State Fullerton Titans's Latest Performance :
Cal State Fullerton came off of losses versus Central Florida as well as Wake Forest before picking up a huge win over Monmouth in their last outing as they went up at the half by a 52-22 margin while cruising to victory. Fullerton not only shot 48% from the field but 47% from 3 point range while allowing the Hawks to shoot only 31% on the night along with 17% from 3 point range. Khalil Ahmad scored 40 points for the Titans in the win while Kyle Allmon scored 13 points in the victory as well.
Unlike Hofstra, the Titans possess a very strong defensive unit that is ranked within the Top 50 as it relates to team shooting percentage allowed along with 3-point percentage allowed per game. With that being said, the Titans are allowing 70 points per game and will certainly like to decrease this statistic after battling against a Hofstra team that has struggled on the road this far.
Hofstra Pride's Latest Performance :
Hofstra has been up and down all season as is visible by their 2-2 record. They have won each of their two home games on the season ss the offense has averaged well over 80 points per game in each win. However, in their two road losses on the season, the Pride offense has averaged only 70 points per game while their defense is allowing opponents to score an average of 78 points during this time. In their last outing versus the Maryland Terrapins, the offense struggled yet again in hitting only 22 of 53 shots from the floor while nailing 9 of 27 3-point attempts for the night. The Pride was also outrebounded by the Terrapins for the game by a 37-22 margin.
The defense, on the other hand, has struggled all year long and illustrated this versus Maryland as they allowed the Terrapins to shoot over 50% from the field. In all, the Pride must be able to put in a total team effort in this matchup in which to come up with the win. This will entail their offense stepping up much more than it has recently along with the defense hunkering down in which two obtain critical stops when needed.
How Cal State Fullerton Titans & Hofstra Pride Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Cal State Fullerton is 2-2 ATS while the OU is 2-2
Hofstra is 4-0 ATS while the OU is 1-3
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
Look for both Hofstra and Cal State Fullerton to come out looking to play much better on offense. Again, the Titans possess a much better defense than the pride, so, expect Fullerton to have the advantage in that aspect. On the other hand, both teams possess potentially dangerous offenses that can put up points in a hurry. With that being said, look for both teams to establish themselves on the defensive end in the game as this could certainly be the key to victory.
Against The Spread Selection: Pick: Cal State Fullerton Titans
My reason for the pick :
Again, I will ride with the Titans in this matchup as the Pride has not proven itself to be the same team on the road as they are at home. As stated, there is a huge discrepancy not only in points scored, but, in points allowed as it relates to the the Hofstra Pride playing at home versus on the road. With that being said, look for Cal State Fullerton to take control of this game late while coming out with the huge, momentum building win over Hofstra on Wednesday night
Totals Selection: Pick: Under
My reason for the prediction :
The under is 7-2 in the last nine games for the Titans, primarily due to their solid defensive philosophy. With that being the case, look for them to neutralize a potentially dangerous attack for the Pride in this matchup as the under will most certainly be the logical call in this instance.
Betting trends for Cal State Fullerton Titans:
- The Titans are 2-3 ATS in last five road games
- The Under is 7-2 in Titans last nine games
Betting trends for Hofstra Pride:
- The Pride is 5-0 ATS in last five home games
- The Over is 4-1 in Pride’s last five home games