Longwood vs. Hampton - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Longwood vs. Hampton - 3/5/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Hampton Pirates (13-18) at Longwood Lancers (13-17)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:00 pm (Dedmon Center)

The Line: Longwood Lancers -3 -- Over/Under: 150 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Hampton Pirates and the Longwood Lancers meet in college basketball action from Dedmon Center on Thursday. 

Hampton comes into this Big South Tournament opener at 13-18 overall. Hampton won consecutive games over Gardner-Webb and Winthrop but have dropped to Radford and USC Upstate in their last pair. 

In the loss to USC Upstate, Hampton’s lead scorer was Jermaine Marrow with 30 points, six rebounds and six assists. Benjamin Stanley added 25 points with eight rebounds and two assists there, and Greg Heckstall put up 10 points, four rebounds and three assists. 

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Over on the Longwood side, they’re 14-17 this year. Currently Longwood is on a four-game winning streak over Hampton, USC Upstate, High Point and Presbyterian. 

In the win over Presbyterian, Longwood’s top scorer was JaShaun Smith with 16 points, two rebounds and one assist. The only other Longwood player in double-figures there was Lorenzo Phillips with 10 points, five assists and three rebounds. 

Longwood is 4-0 ATS in the last four Thursday games and 3-1-1 ATS in the last five home games. Longwood is 7-1-1 ATS in their last nine overall and 4-1-1 ATS in the last six after an ATS win.
Meanwhile, Hampton is 1-4 ATS in their last five road games and 2-5 ATS in their last seven versus a team with a losing straight-up record. The over is 19-7 in Hampton’s last 26 overall and 7-2 ATS in their last nine road games. 

Well, the good news for Hampton is that they’ve been scoring well over their last four games, with 78 or more points in each game and two where they hit 87. Problem is, Hampton has also given up 171 points combined over their last pair of games, which isn’t out of the ordinary. 

As for Longwood, they’re not such a high-scoring team normally, but they should be over 70 again here like the last time these teams met up (76-68 at home for Longwood). I’m thinking Hampton will score a little better here so I’m leaning that way on the cover. The number here doesn't look too bad either so it brings some intrigue to an otherwise "blah" game. 

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Andrew’s Pick Hampton Pirates +3

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