Halftime Report

After a tough loss on the road their last time out, Hofstra looks much better today on their home court. They have a bit of a cushion as they currently lead Northeastern 41-30.

Hofstra came into the matchup with some extra motivation after the defeat they were dealt the last time these two teams faced off. We'll see if they're able to flip the script or if it'll just be more of the same.

Who's Playing

Northeastern Huskies @ Hofstra Pride

Current Records: Northeastern 10-16, Hofstra 15-11

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 2 p.m. ET
  • Where: Mack Sports Complex -- Hempstead, New York
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Ticket Cost: $40.00

What to Know

After three games on the road, Hofstra is heading back home. They and the Northeastern Huskies will face off in a Coastal Athletic battle at 2:00 p.m. ET on Saturday at Mack Sports Complex. Given that the pair suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this match.

The matchup between Hofstra and the Dragons on Thursday hardly resembled the 66-52 effort from their previous meeting. The Pride fell just short of the Dragons by a score of 79-77.

Meanwhile, it's hard to win when you're outrebounded 19 to 8 on offense, a fact Northeastern found out the hard way on Thursday. They fell to the Cougars 77-73. Northeastern has struggled against the Cougars recently, as their match on Thursday was their fifth consecutive lost matchup.

The Pride's loss dropped their record down to 15-11. As for the Huskies, their defeat dropped their record down to 10-16.

Keep an eye on the arc in Saturday's game: Hofstra have been dynamite from deep this season, having nailed 37.1% of their threes per game. It's a different story for Northeastern, though, as they've only made 31.7% of their threes this season. Given Hofstra's sizable advantage in that area, the Huskies will need to find a way to close that gap.

Going forward, Hofstra is the favorite in this one, as the experts expect to see them win by 6.5 points. Bettors picking them against the spread have some confidence (to put it mildly), as the team is sitting on a six-game streak of failing to cover when playing at home.


Hofstra is a solid 6.5-point favorite against Northeastern, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 6.5-point spread, and stayed right there.

The over/under is 138.5 points.

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Series History

Hofstra has won 7 out of their last 10 games against Northeastern.

  • Jan 11, 2024 - Northeastern 71 vs. Hofstra 68
  • Feb 25, 2023 - Hofstra 84 vs. Northeastern 52
  • Feb 08, 2023 - Hofstra 72 vs. Northeastern 53
  • Feb 19, 2022 - Hofstra 76 vs. Northeastern 73
  • Jan 22, 2022 - Hofstra 72 vs. Northeastern 50
  • Jan 09, 2021 - Northeastern 67 vs. Hofstra 56
  • Jan 07, 2021 - Northeastern 81 vs. Hofstra 78
  • Mar 10, 2020 - Hofstra 70 vs. Northeastern 61
  • Feb 08, 2020 - Hofstra 75 vs. Northeastern 71
  • Jan 09, 2020 - Hofstra 74 vs. Northeastern 72