Hampton vs. Morgan State - 2/15/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morgan State Bears (5-18) at Hampton Pirates (14-9)
College Basketball: Monday, February 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Hampton Convocation Center)
The Line: Hampton Pirates -10.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Morgan State Bears and Hampton Pirates meet Monday at the Convocation Center.
The Morgan State Bears could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Morgan State Bears are averaging 65.1 points on 38.3 percent shooting and allowing 72 points on 45.5 percent shooting. Cedric Blossom is averaging 15.3 points and 7.2 rebounds while Rasean Simpson is averaging 11.1 points and 6.2 rebounds. Phillip Carr is the third double-digit scorer and Donte Pretlow is dishing 3.8 assists. The Morgan State Bears are shooting 29.8 percent from beyond the arc and 67.9 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.8 rebounds per game. The Morgan State Bears have lost 11 straight road games.
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The Hampton Pirates look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 10 games. The Hampton Pirates are averaging 73.5 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Reggie Johnson is averaging 18.7 points and 3.5 assists while Quinton Chievous is averaging 16.9 points and 10.7 rebounds. Brian Darden is the third double-digit scorer and Lawrence Cooks is dishing 1.3 assists. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 29.9 percent from beyond the arc and 63.3 percent from the free throw line. The Pirates are allowing 32 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.7 rebounds per game. The Hampton Pirates have won 13 of their last 20 home games.
The Bears are 9-23-1 ATS in their last 33 road games and 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Pirates are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. The Bears are 0-4 ATS in the last 4 meetings in Hampton and 0-6 ATS in the last 6 meetings overall.
Hampton needed overtime last month to beat Morgan State. Three of the last five meetings between these two teams have been decided by four or less points. So, while the Pirates are easily the better team and should win, I see value in taking the points here.