Betting on today’s Pirates and Pride game? Catch the action at Mack Sports Complex in Hempstead, NY, as the Pride hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on FloH. This Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup has an over/under of 148 points, and the Pride are favored to win at home vs. the Pirates.

HAMPTON PIRATES VS HOFSTRA PRIDE BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hampton Pirates +19

This game will be played at Mack Sports Complex at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 18th.

WHY BET THE HAMPTON PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Pride.
  • Even though we have Hofstra winning straight-up, we like Hampton at +19.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is a Win at Hempstead Possible for the Pirates?

Hampton is 4-13 this season and has lost nine straight games. They are 0-5 in the Coastal Athletic Association and 0-5 on the road.

As the underdog, Hampton is 1-9 this season. They have an average scoring margin of -15.5 points per game on the road.

Hampton has an overall ATS record of 4-9 this season and they have gone 4-4 vs the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Pirates have a mark of 4-6 vs the spread this year. Hampton has gone just 2-3 vs the spread in their last 5 games as the underdog and they are 0-3 vs the spread in their last 3 games as the underdog.

So far this season, Hampton games have had an average over/under line of 151.5 and their OU record is 6-7. Today’s over/under line of 148 is lower than their average scoring total of 153.2. Over their last three games, their OU record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 148 points.

Hampton’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 80 points vs. North Carolina A&T. Overall, they hit 53.3% of their shots from the field and went 6/10 from the free-throw line. Offensively, the Pirates hold a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, placing them 262nd in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 264th in terms of percentage and 184th in three-pointers made.

Facing Hofstra, Hampton aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 77.4 points allowed per game (263rd). Hampton’s three-point defense is currently 115th in the country at 6.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.7% of their shots vs. Hampton.

Will Hofstra Win at Home?

With a record of 8-9, Hofstra has lost two straight games and is just 1-3 in conference play. However, they have been much better at home, going 4-2 compared to 3-7 on the road.

On the season, Hofstra has been favored in 12 of their 17 games, going 7-5 in those contests. Their average scoring margin at home is +4.3 compared to -1.4 on the road, and over their last 10 home games, they are 6-4.

As the favorite, Hofstra has struggled against the spread this season, going just 5-6-1 vs. the number. They have an ATS record of 2-3-1 at home this year and are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games as the favorite. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pride have a mark of 4-5-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average OU line in Hofstra’s games this season (147.8). So far, 11 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 140 points.

Compared to their season average of 74.9 points per game, Hofstra struggled in their previous game. Against Campbell, the Pride scored 68 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 41.5%. The Hofstra offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 28.9 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 35% of their looks from outside this season.

On the defensive side, Hofstra is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 71.1 points per game. In their previous game vs. Campbell, the Fighting Camels finished with a field goal percentage of 42% and a total of 69 points vs. Hofstra.