The Hampton Pirates and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet in college basketball action from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday afternoon.
The Hampton Pirates will try to snap a three-game losing streak after a 75-74 loss to North Alabama last time out. Russell Dean leads the Pirates in scoring with 14 PPG along with 5 RPG and 3 APG while Jordan Nesbitt has 13 PPG with team-highs of 6.4 RPG and 4.2 APG to lead the Pirates in rebounding and assists this season. Marquis Godwin has 11.2 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Hampton so far this season. As a team, Hampton is averaging 72 PG on 38.3% shooting from the field, 34.5% from three and 63.3% from the foul line this season.
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons will try to build on their 105-74 win over South Carolina State last time out. Tyree Appleby leads the Demon Deacons in scoring and assists with 18 PPG along with 6 APG while Daivien Williamson has 12.2 PPG and Cameron Hildreth has 11.5 PPG with 5.8 RPG and 2.8 APG as well this season. Andrew Carr has 11.2 PPG with a team-high 5.2 RPG to lead the Demon Deacons in rebounding so far this season. As a team, Wake Forest is averaging 79.2 PPG on 46.5% shooting from the field, 34.1% from three and 75.3% from the foul line this season.
Hampton is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 road games. Wake Forest is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following an ATS win while the over is 5-2 in their last 7 Saturday games.
I get the case to be made for either side in this game, but I’m going to back the over here. Hampton’s had an issue with defense and keeping points off of the board as they’re 4-0 to the over this season. Wake on the other hand, is In the top 100 in scoring and I think this is a spot where points come in bunches whether this ends up being a one-sided game or not.