Planning on watching today’s Pirates and Hawks game? Catch the action at OceanFirst Bank Center in West Long Branch, NJ, as the Hawks hosts this showdown at 2:00 ET on FloH. The over/under for this Coastal Athletic Association conference contest is set at 147.5 points, with the Hawks being the favored team playing at home against the Pirates.

HAMPTON PIRATES VS MONMOUTH HAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hampton Pirates +12.5

This game will be played at OceanFirst Bank Center at 2:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.

WHY BET THE HAMPTON PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Hawks.
  • Even though we have Monmouth winning straight-up, we like Hampton at +12.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Pirates Secure A Victory as Road Underdogs?

Hampton is 4-14 this season and have lost 10 straight games. They are 0-6 in the Coastal Athletic Association and 1-8 on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road is -14.8.

As the underdog, the Pirates have a record of 1-10 this season.

As the underdog this season, Hampton has gone 5-6 vs. the spread. On the road, the Pirates are 5-4 ATS and 1-2 in their last three road games.

Hampton’s over/under record for the season sits at 7-7 and today’s line of 147.5 is lower than the average over/under line in its games (151.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 152 points and their over/under record in that span is 2-1.

The Pirates’ offense wrapped up their last game with 77 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 76.1 points per contest. The team’s scoring leader is Kyrese Mullen, who holds an average of 14.2 as they head into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tedrick Wilcox Jr. is averaging 12.4 points per game this season.

At present, the Pirates’ defense is nationally ranked 280th, allowing 77.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Hampton’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.3% this season.

Will the Hawks Make it Happen at Home?

Monmouth has been much better at home this season, going 8-1 compared to 1-8 on the road. They come into this game with an average scoring margin of +5.0 points per game at home.

Over the last 10 games, the Hawks have gone 8-2 at home, and they are currently on an eight-game winning streak at home. On the other hand, they have lost three straight games overall.

Monmouth has been solid vs. the spread this season, going 13-4-1. At home, they are 7-2 ATS. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Hawks have a 7-3 ATS mark.

Monmouth’s over/under record this season sits at 9-8-1, and the average scoring total in their games is 143.1 points. Today’s over/under line of 147.5 is higher than the average OU line in their games (143.4). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total is 151 points.

In their latest game, Monmouth offense put up 74 points against Drexel. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 46.2% and made 8 threes. Xander Rice led the team in scoring, putting up 27 points. Additionally, Jaret Valencia contributed 9 points for the Hawks.

Currently, the Hawks’ defense holds the 174th rank in the nation, allowing 72.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.6 threes per game vs. Hampton. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.5%.