Hampton Pirates (1-3) at Howard Bison (0-4)
College Basketball: Friday, December 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm (Burr Arena)
The Line: Howard Bison -1.5 -- Over/Under: 153.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Hampton Pirates and Howard Bison meet Friday in college basketball action at the Burr Gymnasium.
The Hampton Pirates look for a win to snap a three-game losing streak. The Hampton Pirates are averaging 67 points on 38.8 percent shooting and allowing 77 points on 49.1 percent shooting. Davion Warren is averaging 14.5 points and 2.8 assists while Chris Shelton is averaging 12.3 points and 1.8 rebounds. Edward Oliver-Hampton is the third double-digit scorer and Marquis Godwin is grabbing 3.7 rebounds. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 29.6 percent from beyond the arc and 64.8 percent from the free throw line. The Hampton Pirates are allowing 38.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
The Howard Bison need a win to rebound from a rough 0-4 record. The Howard Bison are averaging 70.5 points on 42.4 percent shooting and allowing 87 points on 48.8 percent shooting. Kyle Foster is averaging 13.3 points and 1.3 rebounds while Steve Settle III is averaging 13.3 points and 1.5 assists. Makur Maker is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Wood is dishing two assists. The Howard Bison are shooting 32.4 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. The Howard Bison are allowing 39.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.5 rebounds per game.
The Pirates are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games. The Bison are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The under is 4-1 in Pirates last 5 overall. The over is 3-0-1 in Bison last 4 home games and 3-0-1 in Bison last 4 overall.
Neither of these teams are playing good basketball out of the gate, but the Howard Bison have shot the ball better and have far and away more offensive depth. The Hampton Pirates are shooting under 40 percent from the field on the season and have scored no more than 64 points during their three-game losing streak. The Howard Bison should eventually settle in defensively and start to right the ship. I'll lay the bucket with Howard at home.