Hampton vs UNC Asheville College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21

Hampton vs UNC Asheville College Basketball Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/9/21 Photo by Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

UNC Asheville Bulldogs (4-5) at Hampton Pirates (4-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 3:00 pm (Hampton Convocation Center)

The Line: Hampton Pirates +4.5 -- Over/Under: 149 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The UNC Asheville Bulldogs and Hampton Pirates meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Convocation Center.

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are averaging 76.1 points on 48.5 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Tajion Jones is averaging 17.9 points and 3.7 rebounds while LJ Thorpe is averaging 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. Trent Stephney is the third double-digit scorer and Evan Clayborne is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 54.7 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are allowing 29.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.8 rebounds per game. 

The Hampton Pirates look for a win after splitting their last six games. The Hampton Pirates are averaging 70.1 points on 40.2 percent shooting and allowing 72.6 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Davion Warren is averaging 17.6 points and 3.1 assists while Chris Shelton is averaging 12.4 points and 1.7 rebounds. Russell Dean is the third double-digit scorer and Edward Oliver-Hampton is grabbing 7.7 rebounds. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 30.3 percent from beyond the arc and 67.6 percent from the free throw line. The Hampton Pirates are allowing 31 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.3 rebounds per game.

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The Bulldogs are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 road games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Pirates are 18-8-1 ATS in their last 27 home games and 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games overall. The under is 4-1 in Bulldogs last 5 road games. The over is 4-0 in Pirates last 4 overall. The over is 11-2 in Pirates last 13 home games. The over is 20-6 in Pirates last 26 Saturday games.

The UNC Asheville Bulldogs are easily th better team with the more consistent offense, and they'll have the best player on the floor in this matchup. The Hampton Pirates don't do much of anything great at either end of the court and the offense goes through serious scoring droughts. I'll gladly lay the reasonable chalk with the UNC Asheville Bulldogs.

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Randy’s Pick UNC Asheville Bulldogs -4.5

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