Check out our free Delaware vs Hampton pick and preview for this NCAA Basketball game in Hampton. See who we like to win and cover the spread in this College Basketball matchup.
Delaware vs Hampton Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 26th Betting Odds
Fightin’ Blue Hens vs Pirates Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens at Hampton Pirates
- Where: Hampton at Convocation Center (VA)
- Date: Thursday, January 26th
- Betting Odds: Delaware -9, DEL -468 | HAMP +344 O/U 143.5
Fightin’ Blue Hens Preview:
Through 21 games, the Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens have an overall record of 11-10. So far, the Fightin’ Blue Hens have played 10 games on the road, with a record of 3-7. This season, Delaware has been favored to win in 9 games, sitting with a mark of 5-4. For today’s contest, Delaware has a betting line set -9 points in their favor.
Delaware’s leading scorer this season is Jyare Davis, who is averaging 16.76 points per contest. So far, Davis has accounted for 23.95% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.43 rebounds per game and 3.24 assists. Jameer Nelson Jr. is the second leading scorer for the Fightin’ Blue Hens, averaging 19.76 points per game. Between him and Jr., they are accounting for 46.8% of the team’s scoring.
On offense, Delaware is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 73.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 21 games, they have only hit 35.2% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 38.73% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Hampton heads into this matchup having played 20 games and have an overall record sitting at 4-16. So far this season, Hampton has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 3-6. For the season, Hampton has been the underdog in 19 games, sitting with a mark of 3-16. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Pirates being +9 point underdogs.
Hampton’s leading scorer this season is Russel Dean, who is averaging 14.25 points per contest. So far, Dean has accounted for 20.85% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.6 rebounds per game and 4.25 assists. Jordan Nesbitt is the second leading scorer for the Pirates, averaging 14.1 points per game. Between him and Nesbitt, they are accounting for 41.5% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Hampton this season, as they are currently ranked 386th in college basketball at 64.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Pirates’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 29.3%, placing them 488th in the NCAA.
Free Spread Prediction: Hampton Pirates +9
Our analysis for this game between the Hampton Pirates and Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens points to Hampton covering the spread as +9 point underdogs. We see the line for this matchup being set too high, leaving an opportunity for Hampton to cover. Even if they are trailing throughout the game, the Pirates are an excellent candidate to keep the final score closer than oddsmakers are expecting. In these situations, the better team’s pace of play can play a large role in them being able to cover such a large spread. However, given that both sides are near the NCAA average in possessions per game, Hampton won’t be forced to play an unfamiliar style of basketball. Heading into the game, our model recommends locking in a bet on the Hampton Pirates at +9.