North Carolina Central vs. Hampton - 2/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Hampton Pirates (9-14) at North Carolina Central Eagles (12-10)
College Basketball: Monday, February 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm (McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium)
The Line: North Carolina Central Eagles -4 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Hampton Pirates and North Carolina Central Eagles meet Monday in college basketball action at the McDougald-McLendon Arena.
The Hampton Pirates need a victory here after splitting their last eight games. The Hampton Pirates are averaging 76 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 79.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Jermaine Marrow is averaging 20 points and 5.8 assists while Malique Trent-Street is averaging 12.3 points and four rebounds. Kalin Fisher is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Heckstall is grabbing 6.6 rebounds. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 31.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.7 percent from the free throw line. The Hampton Pirates are allowing 36.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.8 rebounds per game. The Hampton Pirates have lost 10 of their last 11 road games.
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The North Carolina Central Eagles look to stay hot after winning eight of their last 10 games. The North Carolina Central Eagles are averaging 69.6 points on 47 percent shooting and allowing 70.7 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Raasean Davis is averaging 15.6 points and 7.5 rebounds while Pablo Rivas is averaging 11.2 points and 6.8 rebounds. Jordan Perkins is dishing 4.9 assists and Larry McKnight Jr. is grabbing two rebounds. The North Carolina Central Eagles are shooting 36.7 percent from beyond the arc and 67.4 percent from the free throw line. The North Carolina Central Eagles are allowing 33.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game. The North Carolina Central Eagles have won six straight home games.
The Pirates are 9-4 ATS in their last 13 vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 20-6-1 in Eagles last 27 overall and the over is 5-2 in Pirates last 7 road games.
The Hampton Pirates have not only just one road victory in their last 11 tries, but they're being outscored by 12.4 points while allowing 46.6 percent shooting. Hampton is simply not a team you should be trying to get behind. The North Carolina Central Eagles are playing some impressive basketball as of late and are outscoring teams by eight points at home while shooting 48.4 percent from the field. North Carolina Central has also won five of the six meetings against Hampton and three of those five wins were by double digits. The Eagles cruise in this contest.