The Hampton Pirates and San Jose State Spartans meet Monday in college basketball action at the UVI Sports & Fitness Center. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Hampton Pirates Betting Preview
The Hampton Pirates look to get back to a .500 record. The Hampton Pirates beat up on Florida Gulf Coast on Saturday. The Hampton Pirates are averaging 82.2 points on 47.7 percent shooting and allowing 79.6 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Tedrick Wilcox is averaging 17 points and 2 assists, while Kyrese Mullen is averaging 17 points and 9 rebounds. Tristen Maxwell is the third double-digit scorer and Dan Banister Jr. is grabbing 1.4 rebounds. The Hampton Pirates are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.2 percent from the free throw line. The Hampton Pirates are allowing 29.2 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game.
San Jose State Spartans Betting Preview
The San Jose State Spartans look to build on their 3-2 record. The San Jose State Spartans smoked Norfolk State on Saturday. The San Jose State Spartans are averaging 75.8 points on 47.9 percent shooting and allowing 64.4 points on 40 percent shooting. Tibet Gorener is averaging 14.4 points and 0.6 assists, while Trey Anderson is averaging 13.6 points and 6.4 rebounds. Myron Amey Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Alvaro Cardenas is grabbing 2.2 rebounds. The San Jose State Spartans are shooting 34.6 percent from beyond the arc and 71.3 percent from the free throw line. The San Jose State Spartans are allowing 27.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.4 rebounds per game.
I considered the Hampton Pirates in this spot because of their offensive firepower, but I just can't pull the trigger. The San Jose State Spartans have shown flashes of being the more balanced team, and they dig deeper on the defensive side. San Jose State is also 3-1 ATS on the season and probably has the best player on the floor. Assuming the line isn't too crazy, give me San Jose State.