How to watch James Madison vs. Hofstra basketball game
By Scout Staff
2 min read
Hofstra @ James Madison
Current Records: Hofstra 8-6; James Madison 9-2
What to Know
The Hofstra Pride lost both of their matches to the James Madison Dukes last season on scores of 89-93 and 70-74, so they’re hoping to turn the tables this season. Hofstra and James Madison will face off in a Colonial battle at 4 p.m. ET Sunday at Atlantic Union Bank Center. The Dukes should still be riding high after a win, while the Pride will be looking to right the ship.
Hofstra was just a bucket shy of a victory two weeks ago and fell 63-62 to the William & Mary Tribe. One thing holding Hofstra back was the mediocre play of guard Omar Silverio, who did not have his best game: he played for 31 minutes but put up just nine points on 2-for-11 shooting.
Meanwhile, James Madison beat the Radford Highlanders 79-70 four weeks ago.
Barring any buzzer beaters, Hofstra is expected to win a tight contest. Those burned by picking them against the spread two weeks ago might want to keep in mind that the team has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The Pride are now 8-6 while the Dukes sit at 9-2. A pair of numbers to keep in mind before tip-off: Hofstra enters the game with only 10.3 turnovers per game on average, good for 20th best in college basketball. But James Madison comes into the matchup boasting the 11th most takeaways per game in college basketball at 18.3. We’ll see which of these strengths — offense or defense — will win out.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday at 4 p.m. ET
- Where: Atlantic Union Bank Center — Harrisonburg, Virginia
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $15.00
The Pride are a slight 2-point favorite against the Dukes, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The line on this game has moved quite a bit since it opened, as it started out with the Dukes as a 1-point favorite.
Hofstra have won seven out of their last 13 games against James Madison.
- Feb 14, 2021 – James Madison 74 vs. Hofstra 70
- Feb 13, 2021 – James Madison 93 vs. Hofstra 89
- Feb 29, 2020 – Hofstra 97 vs. James Madison 81
- Dec 28, 2019 – Hofstra 82 vs. James Madison 76
- Mar 10, 2019 – Hofstra 76 vs. James Madison 67
- Feb 23, 2019 – James Madison 104 vs. Hofstra 99
- Jan 24, 2019 – Hofstra 85 vs. James Madison 68
- Feb 22, 2018 – Hofstra 77 vs. James Madison 61
- Jan 05, 2018 – Hofstra 87 vs. James Madison 81
- Feb 25, 2017 – Hofstra 71 vs. James Madison 66
- Jan 05, 2017 – James Madison 62 vs. Hofstra 54
- Feb 07, 2016 – James Madison 98 vs. Hofstra 95
- Jan 16, 2016 – James Madison 86 vs. Hofstra 82