Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Tigers and Pirates. The game is starting at 2:00 ET on FloH, and it’s hosted by the Pirates at Convocation Center (VA) in Hampton, VA. Get ready to place your bets! Towson is favored by -12 in this Coastal Athletic Association conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 135.5 points.

TOWSON TIGERS VS HAMPTON PIRATES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Hampton Pirates +12

This game will be played at Convocation Center (VA) at 2:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

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 +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 135.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Towson Pull Off a Road Win?

After winning their last game against William & Mary, the Towson Tigers are now 16-10 overall and 9-4 in Coastal Athletic Association games. So far, they have gone 5-5 on the road compared to 10-4 at home.

On the season, Towson has been favored 14 times and has gone 11-3 in those games. Their average scoring margin on the road is +1.4 points per game.

As the favorite this season, Towson has gone 8-6 against the spread. On the road, their ATS mark is 6-4, including a perfect 3-0 mark in their last three road games. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Tigers have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 135.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Towson’s games this season (132.2). So far, 18 of their games have finished with less points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their games this season have averaged 131.8 points.

Most recently, the Towson offense finished with just 61 points vs. William & Mary. For the game, they hit 5/12 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 48.9%. On offense, Towson has been struggling with their efficiency, coming into today’s game with a field goal percentgage of 41%. So far, they are 210th in free-throws made on a free throw shooting percentage of 64%.

Towson’s defense has been playing well, ranking 14th nationally, with 63.8 points allowed per game. The Towson defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 52 points and allowed William & Mary to connect on 6 threes.

Will the Pirates Come Through as Home Underdogs?

Despite their 5-21 record, Hampton has been the underdog in 19 of their 26 games this season, going 2-17 in those contests. This game marks their fourth time as the underdog in their last five games, and they are coming off a 93-73 loss to Stony Brook.

At home, the Pirates have yet to win a game, going 0-9, and they have lost their last nine games at home. Hampton’s average scoring margin at home this season is -11.8, which is slightly worse than their average scoring margin on the road (-12.3).

As the underdog this season, Hampton has gone 9-10 vs. the spread. Their home ATS record is just 1-8, and they are 1-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. Overall, the Pirates have an ATS mark of 9-13 this year.

Hampton’s over/under record this season is 11-11 and today’s line of 135.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (151.6). This year, 17 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Hampton offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against Stony Brook. Their field goal percentage for the game was 37.9%, and they made 9 threes. Kyrese Mullen led the team in scoring, putting up 23 points. Additionally, Jordan Nesbitt contributed 20 points for the Pirates.

Coming into today’s game, the Hampton defense is giving up an average of 78.7 points per contest. So far, the Hampton defense is giving up an average of 9.5 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.9 times per game (659th).