The Pirates and Fightin’ Blue Hens are set to face off at 7:00 ET on FloH. The Fightin’ Blue Hens will host the game at Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE. This Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup has an over/under of 153 points, and the Fightin’ Blue Hens are favored to win at home vs. the Pirates.

HAMPTON PIRATES VS DELAWARE FIGHTIN’ BLUE HENS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hampton Pirates +13.5

This game will be played at Bob Carpenter Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 4th.

WHY BET THE HAMPTON PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Fightin’ Blue Hens.
  • Even though we have Delaware winning straight-up, we like Hampton at +13.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 153 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Hampton Find a Way to Win on the Road?

This will be the 14th game of the season for Hampton, who currently have a 4-9 overall record. On the road, the Pirates have a 1-6 record, and are 0-2 at home. As of now, Hampton has a below-.500 ATS record at 4-5. In terms of ATS performance this season, they are 4-3 on the road and 0-2 at home.

Up to this point, games involving Hampton have had an average of 157.1 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 152.3 points. Their over/under record is 4-5-0. The Pirates have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 151 points per game and an over/under record of 1-3.

Most recently, the Hampton offense finished with just 65 points vs. Drexel. For the game, they hit 7/29 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 35.6%. Coming into the game, the Pirates offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 31%. On average, they get up 23.4 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 14.8 made free-throws.

At this time, the Pirates’ defense is positioned 246th in the country, permitting 77.1 points per game. Hampton’s three-point defense is currently 100th in the country at 6.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.8% of their shots vs. Hampton.

Do the Fightin’ Blue Hens Stand a Chance at Home?

After their most recent defeat to Princeton (84-82), the Fightin’ Blue Hens enter today’s game with a record of 8-5. So far this season, Delaware has gone 4-1 on the road and 2-4 at home. Delaware has a current ATS record of 7-4 going into today’s game. In their previous five games, the team is 2-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Delaware have had an average of 149.1 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 143 points. Their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Fightin’ Blue Hens’ last five games have finished with a combined 153 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.

The Fightin’ Blue Hens’ offense finished with 82 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 77.2 points per contest. The top scorer for the Fightin’ Blue Hens was Jyare Davis with 18 points, while Jalun Trent also added 16 to the scoreboard.

Coming into today’s game, the Delaware defense is giving up an average of 71.4 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Delaware’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.6% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 33.6% this season.