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Hampton vs Monmouth Pick – Basketball Predictions & Odds 3/3/23

Monmouth Hawks (6-25) vs. Hampton Pirates (7-23)
March 3, 2023 2:00 pm EDT
The Line: Hampton Pirates -1.5 / Monmouth Hawks +1.5; Over/Under: +142.5
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The Monmouth Hawks and Hampton Pirates meet Friday in the college basketball CAA Championship First Round at the Entertainment & Sports Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.

The Monmouth Hawks Betting Preview

The Monmouth Hawks are averaging 61 points on 40 percent shooting and allowing 75.4 points on 46.3 percent shooting. Myles Foster is averaging 12.5 points and 6.6 rebounds, while Jack Collins is averaging 10.1 points and 4 rebounds. Myles Ruth is grabbing 1.8 rebounds and Tahron Allen is grabbing 3 rebounds. The Monmouth Hawks are shooting 27.9 percent from beyond the arc and 65.9 percent from the free throw line. The Monmouth Hawks are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.4 rebounds per game.

The Hampton Pirates Betting Preview

The Hampton Pirates are averaging 68.4 points on 39.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.8 points on 46.1 percent shooting. Jordan Nesbitt is averaging 15.1 points and 3.4 assists, while Russell Dean is averaging 12.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Marquis Godwin is the third double-digit scorer and Raymond Bethea Jr. is grabbing 3.8 rebounds. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 32.5 percent from beyond the arc and 68.5 percent from the free throw line. The Hampton Pirates are allowing 36.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.4 rebounds per game.

The Hawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Friday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Pirates are 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The over is 6-0 in Hawks last 6 overall. The over is 5-0 in Pirates last 5 neutral site games.

Randy’s Free Pick

I’m not running to the window to back either of these teams, but the Hampton Pirates were the better team this season. The Monmouth Hawks lost on the year by an average of 14.4 points, and they lose as underdogs by an average of 14.6 points. I’ll lay the bucket if forced to pick.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Hampton Pirates -1.5

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Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA. Follow Randy Chambers on Twitter.

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