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North Carolina Central vs. Hampton - 1/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hampton Pirates (9-7) at North Carolina Central Eagles (7-12)

College Basketball: Monday, January 18, 2016 at 9:00 pm (McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium)

The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPNU

The Hampton Pirates and North Carolina Central Eagles meet Monday night at the McDougald-McLendon Gymnasium.

The Hampton Pirates hope to build on their impressive four-game winning streak. The Hampton Pirates are averaging 73.5 points on 41.1 percent shooting and allowing 77.4 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Reggie Johnson is averaging 16.9 points and 3.6 assists while Quinton Chievous is averaging 16.8 points and 10.4 rebounds. Brian Darden is the third double-digit scorer and Jervon Pressley is grabbing 6.2 rebounds. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 61.5 percent from the free throw line. Hampton is allowing 34.9 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.1 turnovers per game. The Hampton Pirates have split their last 14 road games.

North Carolina Central vs. Hampton - 1/18/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The North Carolina Central Eagles look for consistency after splitting their last eight games. The North Carolina Central Eagles are averaging 65.5 points on 40.3 percent shooting and allowing 72.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Patrick Cole is aveaging 18.2 points and 3.2 assists while Dante Holmes is averaging 12.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Jeremiah Ingram is the third double-digit scorer and Dajuan Graf is dishing 4.4 assists. The North Carolina Central Eagles are shooting 32.2 percent from beyond the arc and 68 percent from the free throw line. North Carolina Central is allowing 34.1 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.1 turnovers per game. The North Carolina Central Eagles have won 15 of their last 18 home games. Jeremiah Worthem is questionable.

The Pirates are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 road games and 11-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Eagles are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. 

NC Central is an experienced basketball team that's very tough to beat at home. Hampton has found some success as of late, but five of the Pirates seven losses have come on the road. I'll eat the bucket with the home team.

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North Carolina Central Eagles -2

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