Hampton vs. North Carolina A&T - 3/9/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
North Carolina A&T Aggies (20-13) at Hampton Pirates (18-14)
College Basketball: Friday, March 9, 2018 at 6:00 pm (Norfolk Scope Arena)
The Line: Hampton Pirates -4 -- Over/Under: 150 See the Latest Odds
Over at Norfolk Scope on Friday in the MEAC Tournament, the North Carolina A&T Aggies will be matching up with the Hampton Pirates on the college basketball court.
North Carolina A&T comes into this game with a 20-13 record overall. The Aggies were sitting at 15-11 back on February 12, but since have won five of their last seven games—including Thursday’s tournament win over Norfolk State.
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In that Norfolk State game, NCAT won 70-64. Leading the charge for the Aggies was forward Femi Olujobi with 18 points and nine rebounds. Kameron Langley also had a nice outing for North Carolina A&T with 16 points and eight assists.
Over on the Hampton side, they’re currently 18-14 on the year. The Pirates have won their last nine straight games, and took out Florida A&M on Wednesday. In that game, Hampton’s leading scorer was Malique Trent-Street with 22 points.
Jermaine Marrow leads the Pirates on the year with 19.3 PPG, while Trent-Street is second on 13.4 PPG. Also in double-figures this season for Hampton is Kalin Fisher with 12.6 PPG and 4.5 RPG.
The Aggies are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following an ATS win and 4-1 ATS in their last five overall. NCAT is also 4-9 ATS in their last 13 neutral-site games and 1-5 ATS in their last six versus the MAC.
Meanwhile, Hampton is 4-1 ATS in their last five following an ATS loss and 2-5 ATS in their last seven overall. The Pirates are also 1-4 ATS in their last five neutral-site games and 0-5 ATS in their last five following a straight-up win.
North Carolina A&T hasn’t been scoring all that well lately, but for the most part they’ve been winning. In the lone meeting between these two teams this year, the Aggies took a 92-84 victory back on February 3. That said, with Hampton on a roll right now I’m going to stick with the Pirates to cover.