Winthrop vs. Hampton - 3/8/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Hampton Pirates (15-18) at Winthrop Eagles (23-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 1:00 pm (Winthrop Coliseum)
The Line: Winthrop Eagles -13 -- Over/Under:
The Hampton Pirates and Winthrop Eagles meet Sunday in the college basketball Big South Tournament at the Winthrop Coliseum.
The Hampton Pirates look for a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Hampton Pirates are averaging 77.5 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 80.2 points on 45.2 percent shooting. Jermaine Marrow is averaging 25 points and 6.6 assists while Benjamin Stanley is averaging 22.2 points and 7.3 rebounds. Davion Warren is the third double-digit scorer and Greg Heckstall is grabbing 5.3 rebounds. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 32.7 percent from beyond the arc and 70.4 percent from the free throw line. The Hampton Pirates are allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.5 rebounds per game. The Hampton Pirates have lost five of their last seven road games.
The Winthrop Eagles look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Winthrop Eagles are averaging 80.8 points on 45.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 44.1 percent shooting. Hunter Hale is averaging 14.1 points and 1.8 assists while DJ Burns is averaging 11.8 points and 4.1 rebounds. Josh Ferguson is the third double-digit scorer and Russell Jones is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Winthrop Eagles are shooting 34.3 percent from beyond the arc and 63.5 percent from the free throw line. The Winthrop Eagles are allowing 33 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.3 rebounds per game. The Winthrop Eagles have won four of their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Hampton Pirates beat Winthrop on the road a couple weeks ago despite being 17-point underdogs, and they were competitive in the first meeting. The Winthrop Eagles have been the better team all year and are playing the better basketball entering this contest, but they're just 4-9 against the spread at home this season and can be sloppy at times defensively. This is a lot of points to just throw out there in a game that determines a spot in the big dance. Home teams can also get tight with all of the pressure on them to close the deal. Based on the two meetings this season, I want the points with the Hampton Pirates.