The Pirates and Golden Flashes are set to face off at 5:45 ET on ESPN+. The Golden Flashes will host the game at Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands. The odds for this non-conference game currently have the Golden Flashes as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 155.5 points.


The Pick: Hampton Pirates +16.5

This game will be played at Sports and Fitness Center at 5:45 ET on Friday, November 17th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Golden Flashes.
  • Even though we have Kent State winning straight-up, we like Hampton at +16.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 155.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Pirates Make it Happen in Saint Thomas?

Today, Hampton will face Kent State in their third game of the season. So far, they have lost both of their previous games. Looking at their last three games as underdogs, Hampton has yet to win. Entering today’s game, Hampton has an ATS record of 0-2. When factoring in the previous season, Hampton is 6-3 against the spread in their last ten games.

Hampton’s games have, on average, featured 157.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-1-0. Their average over/under line is currently 147 points so far. The Pirates have an over/under record of 1-1 in their last three games, with their games averaging 85 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Hampton offense tallied 68 points in a matchup against Norfolk State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 38.6%, and they made 6 threes. Kyrese Mullen is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 18.7 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, Tedrick Wilcox Jr. brings a PPG average of 17 into the game.

The Pirates’ defense is presently ranked 75th nationally, allowing an average of 71.0 points per contest. Hampton will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Norfolk State to just 34% shooting in their most recent game.

Will Kent State Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

After their most recent game, which they won 79-69 against Fresno State, Kent State now has a record of 1-1. In their last five home games, which also includes games from last year, Kent State has a 3-2 record. As Kent State enters today’s game, their against the spread (ATS) record stands at 1-1. Over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Kent State has gone 5-3-1 ATS.

Kent State’s games have, on average, featured 184.5 points per game leading to an over/under record of 2-0-0. Their average over/under line is currently 141.8 points so far. When assessing the Golden Flashes’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 2-0, with their games averaging 88 points per game.

Kent State’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Fresno State, finishing the game with a total of 79 points. Their season average is now 88.7 points per game. Currently leading the team in scoring is Jalen Sullinger who comes into today’s matchup averaging 19. Chris Payton also heads into the game with a PPG average of 15.

At this time, the Golden Flashes’ defense is positioned 115th in the country, permitting 80.0 points per game. So far, the Kent State defense is giving up an average of 6.3 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 13.3 times per game (421st).