Hampton Pirates vs. Morgan State Bears - 3/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Morgan State Bears (9-21) at Hampton Pirates (18-10)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)
The Line: Hampton -5.5 -- Over/Under: 142.5 See the Latest Odds
The Morgan State Bears will face off against the Hampton Pirates in the Quarterfinal of the MEAC Tournament.
Morgan State is coming off a first round win over Maryland Eastern 65-58. Phillip Carr who scored 16 points in their win led Morgan State. Hampton won both games that they played during the regular season. Morgan State averages 67.0 points per game and shoots a poor 29% from the 3-point line. The leading scorer for Morgan State has been Cedric Blossom who is averaging 14.9 points per game and 6.6 rebounds.
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The Hampton Pirates finished the regular season with a 18-10 and are 1st in the MEAC Conference. The Pirates ended the season winning 5 out of their last 6 games. Hampton is averaging 73.8 points per game and shooting 30% from the 3-point line. The leading scorer for the Pirates has been Reginald Johnson Jr. who is averaging 18.2 points per game and 3.7 rebounds. Quinton Chievous is second on the team with 17.3 points per game and 11.2 rebounds.
Morgan State is 5-1-1 against the spread in their last 7 Neutral site games. The Bears are 3-1-1 against the spread in their last 5 games following an against the spread win. The Hampton Pirates are 6-0 against the spread in their last 6 neutral site games. The Pirates are 5-1 against the spread in their alst 6 Wednesday games.
The Morgan State Bears already have a tournament win under their belt but it wont help much against the top seed Hampton Pirates. Hampton is a better all around team and should be able to win this game fairly easily. Hampton is the number one seed in this tournament and they will start the tournament off with a big win.