BigSou foes will clash when the High Point Panthers (6-16, 3-6 BigSou) clash with the Hampton Pirates (10-11, 5-3 BigSou) at the Millis Center. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 6, 2020.
Hampton Pirates at High Point Panthers Betting Preview
In the Pirates’ last game, they beat the Presbyterian Blue Hose, 87-81. Jermaine Marrow was the game’s leading scorer with 31 points on 7-for-19 shooting. Hampton dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had a ridiculous free throw rate of 0.475 (above their season average of 0.283) and a turnover percentage of 12.3 (better than their season average of 15.4). Presbyterian was 0.209 and 14.5, respectively, for those same stats.
The Panthers hope to maintain momentum after defeating the Campbell Fighting Camels in their last game, 62-57. High Point was lifted by John-Michael Wright, who was the game’s leading scorer with 30 points on 11-for-19 shooting. The Panthers had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 38.7 (above their season average of 33.7) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.529 (above their season average of 0.448).
This is the first time these teams will go head-to-head this year, after the Panthers won both matchups last season. In the last game, High Point won 86-81. The Panthers played a nearly flawless game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.525 and an effective field goal percentage of 0.466. The Pirates were 0.268 and 0.437, respectively, for those same stats.
High Point could dominate the offensive glass in this meeting. The Panthers rank 32nd in offensive rebounding percentage (33.9 percent), while Hampton ranks 325th in defensive rebounding percentage (67.5 percent). It will also be a matchup of contrasting styles as the up-tempo Pirates rank 38th in possessions per game, while the slower-paced Panthers rank 266th.
Hampton at High Point Free Prediction
College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Hampton, ATS Winner – Hampton, O/U – Under
The Pirates rank 178th in three pointers allowed per game (22.5) while the Panthers rank 272nd (25.7).
High Point ranks 36th in rebounds allowed per game (31.8) while Hampton ranks 242nd (38.1).
The Pirates average 15.0 assists per game, which ranks 44th in the nation. The Panthers rank 246th in assists allowed per game (16.0).
Hampton ranks 21st in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while High Point ranks 125th (3.7).
The Panthers’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 3.8, down from 10.4 for the season.
During their last five games, the Pirates have scored an average of 67.4 points per game (7.6 below their season average) and allowed an average of 64.8 points per game (11.7 below their season average).