Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Pride versus the Pirates? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FloH. The game will be played at Convocation Center (VA) in Hampton, VA. Hofstra is favored by -11.5 in this Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup the against Hampton. The over/under for the game is set at 146.5 points.

HOFSTRA PRIDE VS HAMPTON PIRATES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hampton Pirates +11.5

This game will be played at Convocation Center (VA) at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.

WHY BET THE HAMPTON PIRATES:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Pirates.
  • Not only will Hampton pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +11.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will Hofstra Shock Everyone at Convocation Center (VA)?

Heading into their matchup with Hampton, Hofstra is 13-10 overall, including a 6-4 record in Coastal Athletic Association games. The Pride have won two straight games, and they are 12-6 when favored this season.

On the road this year, Hofstra is 4-8, and their average scoring margin is -0.9 points per game. In their last 10 road games, the Pride are 3-7, and they have gone 1-4 in their last five.

When looking at Hofstra’s ATS record this season, they have gone 7-14-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 5-7 and they are 1-3 vs. the spread as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Pride’s ATS record is just 1-9.

This season, the over/under record for Hofstra is 10-12, and today’s line of 146.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 146.1. So far, 13 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 is 138 points.

Hofstra offense recently wrapped up a game with a total of 59 points against Towson. In that game, they made 11/23 three-point attempts and achieved a field goal percentage of 45.1%. On the offensive front, the Pride have a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, ranking 115th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 75th in terms of percentage and 8th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Pride’s defense is ranked 126th in the country at 70.6 points per contest. Hofstra’s three-point defense is currently 200th in the country at 8.5 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 40.3% of their shots vs. Hofstra.

Can the Hampton Offense Score Enough at Home?

Hampton has struggled mightily at home this season, as they come into this game with an 0-7 record at home. They have lost their last seven games overall, and they are 5-18 on the season. As an underdog, the Pirates have gone 2-14 this year.

Hampton’s average scoring margin at home is -10.3, and they have been outscored by an average of -11.7 points per game on the road. For the season, the Pirates have gone 0-10 in Coastal Athletic Association games.

As the underdog, Hampton has gone 8-8 vs. the spread this season. At home, the Pirates are 0-7 ATS and have an overall ATS mark of 8-11. In their last three home games, Hampton is 0-3 vs. the spread.

Hampton’s over/under record this season is 9-10 and their games have had an average of 152.8 points. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average OU line of 152.2. So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total in those games is 131 points.

Against Howard, the Hampton had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.1 points per game. They scored 63 points and posted a field goal percentage of 38.6% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Kyrese Mullen, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 14.7, while Tedrick Wilcox Jr. also carries a PPG average of 12.1 into the game.

At this time, the Pirates’ defense is positioned 292nd in the country, permitting 78.0 points per game. Hampton will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Howard to just 29% shooting in their most recent game.