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Elon vs Hampton Basketball Picks 3-8-24

Hampton Pirates (8-23) vs. Elon Phoenix (13-18)
March 8, 2024 4:30 pm EDT
The Line: Elon Phoenix -3.5; Over/Under: +150
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The Hampton Pirates and the Elon Phoenix meet in college basketball action from the Entertainment & Sports Arena on Friday. Who advances in this First Round CAA tournament matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Hampton vs. Elon Prediction.

Hampton Team Preview

The Hampton Pirates come into the tournament as the 14-seed, finishing at 8-23 overall including 3-15 in conference play. Kyrese Mullen leads the Pirates in scoring and rebounding with 15.1 PPG and 8.5 RPG while Tedrick Wilcox has 11.6 PPG along with 4.1 RPG and Jordan Nesbitt has 10.7 PPG with 5.1 RPG and 4.3 APG in 21 games to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Hampton up to this point in the year. Jerry Deng also has 9.8 PPG with 4.2 RPG while Tristan Maxwell also has 2.6 APG. As a team, Hampton is averaging 73 PPG on 43.2% shooting from the field, 32.5% from three and 70.8% from the foul line this season.

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Elon Team Preview

The Elon Phoenix come into the tournament as the 11-seed after finishing the year 13-18 overall including a 6-12 mark in conference play. TK Simpkins leads the Phoenix in scoring and assists with 13.6 PPG and 3.1 APG along with 4.7 RPG while Max Mackinnon has 12.3 PPG with 4.7 RPG and 2.6 APG this season. Rob Higgins also has 10.9 PPG with 3 APG of his own to round out the trio of double-digit scorers for Elon so far this season while Sam Sherry and Nick Dorn each have 9+ PPG as well this season. As a team, Elon is averaging 73.7 PPG on 44.9% shooting from the field, 35.7% from three and 71.4% from the foul line this season.

Hampton vs. Elon Prediction

I’m on Elon here. Neither one of these teams have been anything to write home about, but Elon won the lone meeting between the two this season and I just don’t think I’m getting enough points here to consider Hampton in the underdog role. I’ll lay the points with Elon in this spot.

Chris Ruffolo's Free Pick: Elon -3.5

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Chris Ruffolo

Chris joined the Sports Chat Place team in August 2016 and has a proven system that combines multiple analytical and situational statistics and trends to give out thousands of winning picks over the last three years with winning records across all of the top leagues, Follow Chris Ruffolo on Twitter @ruffthepickdawg

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