Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Pirates and Eagles. The game is starting at 5:45 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Eagles at Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this non-conference contest is set at 149 points, with the Eagles being the favored team playing at home against the Pirates.
HAMPTON PIRATES VS FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES BETTING PICK
The Pick: Florida Gulf Coast Eagles -10
This game will be played at Sports and Fitness Center at 5:45 ET on Saturday, November 18th.
WHY BET THE FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Eagles.
- Not only will Florida Gulf Coast pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -10.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 149 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Will the Pirates Come Through as Road Underdogs?
Heading into their 4th game of the season, Hampton has yet to record a win, going 0-3 so far. Looking back at the last three games where they were the underdogs, Hampton’s straight-up record is 0-3. As of today’s game, Hampton has a 0-3 record against the spread. However, when considering their performance over the last ten games, including the previous season, Hampton is 5-4 ATS.
Through three games, Hampton has an over/under record of 2-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 159 points per game so far. When analyzing the Pirates’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 76 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
In their recent matchup, the Hampton offense ended with 62 points against Kent State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.5% and made 9 threes. On the offensive front, the Pirates have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, ranking 166th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 243rd in terms of percentage and 133rd in three-pointers made.
The Pirates’ defense is presently ranked 130th nationally, allowing an average of 78.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Hampton’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.4% this season.
Will the Eagles Win at Home?
Florida Gulf Coast will be playing their 4th game of the season against Hampton, and they have yet to win a game, currently sitting at 0-3 overall. In their last ten games at home, which includes games from last year, Florida Gulf Coast has a 2-8 record. As Florida Gulf Coast enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 0-3. Looking back to last season, when they played at home, Florida Gulf Coast went 7-8 vs. the spread.
Looking at their over/under performance through three games, Florida Gulf Coast has an over/under record of 1-2-0, with their games averaging 141 points per game on average. The Eagles’ last five games have finished with a combined 80 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
Coming off their recent game, the Florida Gulf Coast offense tallied 61 points in a matchup against Missouri State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 41.8%, and they made 4 threes. Currently leading the team in scoring is Keeshawn Kellman who comes into today’s matchup averaging 12. Zach Anderson also heads into the game with a PPG average of 11.2.
At this time, the Eagles’ defense is positioned 105th in the country, permitting 74.0 points per game. Against Missouri State, the Eagles’ defense gave up 70 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Missouri State only made 8 free-throws.