Looking to win big? The Pirates and Tribe face off at 2:00 ET on FloH. The Tribe are hosting the game at Kaplan Arena in Williamsburg, VA. The over/under line for this matchup is currently at 142.5 points, and William & Mary is favored by -4.5 to win at home against Hampton.

HAMPTON PIRATES VS WILLIAM & MARY TRIBE BETTING PICK

The Pick: William & Mary Tribe -4.5

This game will be played at Kaplan Arena at 2:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE WILLIAM & MARY TRIBE:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Tribe.
  • Not only will William & Mary pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 142.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 145 points.

Is an Upset Waiting to Happen on the Road?

Hampton is 3-12 on the road this season, and they have gone 2-8 in their last 10 games away from home. They are coming off a 64-56 win over Monmouth, and they are 5-18 this season when listed as the underdog.

So far this season, Hampton has an overall record of 8-22. They have gone 3-14 in Coastal Athletic Association games, and they are 5-8 in non-conference games.

Hampton has been a solid team against the spread this season, going 13-13. They have been even better on the road, going 10-5 vs. the spread. In their last 10 games as the underdog, the Pirates have an ATS record of 7-3. Their ATS record as the underdog this season is 13-10.

Hampton’s over/under record this season is 11-15 and today’s line of 142.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (150.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 130 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 0-3.

Hampton offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 64 points against Monmouth. In that game, they made 9/25 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 39.1%. Daniel Bannister led the team in scoring, putting up 18 points. Additionally, Jerry Deng contributed 12 points for the Pirates.

So far, the Pirates’ defense is ranked 285th in the country at 76.7 points per contest. Hampton will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Monmouth to just 39% shooting in their most recent game.

Will the William & Mary Defense Show Up at Home?

William & Mary enters this game as the favorite, as they have been the underdog in 22 of their 30 games this season. Their record as the favorite is 4-2, compared to 2-20 as the underdog. As the home team, they have gone 4-9 this season, and they are currently on a seven-game losing streak at home.

In their last game, the Tribe lost to Elon by a score of 76-71. Over their last 10 games at home, William & Mary has gone 3-7, and their average scoring margin at home this season is -4.9 points per game.

William & Mary has an ATS record of 12-16 this season. When favored, the Tribe have gone 4-2 vs. the spread. At home, they have an ATS mark of 5-8 and over their last 10 games as the favorite, they are 6-4.

Today’s over/under line of 142.5 is just below the average over/under line in William & Mary’s games this year (143). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 143 points.

In their recent matchup, the William & Mary offense ended with 71 points against Elon. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 13 threes. The top scorer for the Tribe was Gabe Dorsey with 20 points, while Caleb Dorsey also added 12 to the scoreboard.

At this time, the Tribe’s defense is positioned 184th in the country, permitting 72.6 points per game. In their most recent game, the William & Mary defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Elon knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 76 points.