Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Cougars versus the Pirates? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FloH. The game will be played at Convocation Center (VA) in Hampton, VA. Charleston is favored by -15 in this Coastal Athletic Association conference contest against Hampton. The game’s over/under currently sits at 162.5 points.

CHARLESTON COUGARS VS HAMPTON PIRATES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hampton Pirates +15

This game will be played at Convocation Center (VA) at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE HAMPTON PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Pirates.
  • Not only will Hampton pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +15.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 162.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Charleston Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Charleston has a 13-6 record this season, and they have gone 4-2 in Coastal Athletic Association games. On the road, the Cougars are 5-5 this season, and their average scoring margin is -1.8 points per game.

Over the last 10 games, Charleston has gone 5-5 on the road, and they are coming off a 78-69 loss to UNCW. So far, the Cougars have been favored in 13 games, going 9-4 in those contests.

As the favorite this season, Charleston has gone just 4-8-1 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 3-6-1 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars are 4-5-1.

Today’s over/under line of 162.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Charleston’s games this season (152). So far, 13 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

In contrast to their season average of 79.4 points per game, the Charleston had a below average performance. They scored 69 points against UNCW and had a field goal percentage of 38.8%. The team’s top scorer is Ante Brzovic, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 12.5, while Ben Burnham also carries a PPG average of 12.4 into the game.

Currently, the Cougars’ defense holds the 222nd rank in the nation, allowing 74.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Charleston’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.2% this season.

Can the Pirates Pull Off a Home Win?

Hampton has struggled mightily this season, as they have gone just 4-15 overall and 0-7 in the Coastal Athletic Association. They have lost 11 straight games, and they are 1-11 as the underdog.

At home, the Pirates have gone 0-5 this season, and their average margin of defeat is -9.0 points per game. They have lost five straight games at home, and over their last 10 games at home, they are 4-6.

Hampton has struggled against the spread this season, going just 6-9. Their ATS record at home is 0-5 and their last 3 home ATS record is 0-3. However, their record vs. the spread as the underdog is 6-6 and their last 3 underdog ATS record is 2-1. Overall, their last 10 underdog ATS record is 5-5.

Hampton’s over/under record this season is 8-7, and the average over/under line in their games is 151.2. So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s line of 162.5. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 162 points, and their over/under record during that stretch is 3-0.

In their recent game, the Pirates’ offense concluded with 77 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 76.2 points per contest. Offensively, the Pirates hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 254th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 243rd in terms of percentage and 153rd in three-pointers made.

Coming into today’s game, the Hampton defense is giving up an average of 78.3 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Hampton’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.5% this season.