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Hofstra vs Hampton Pick & Preview: Thursday, January 5th Betting Odds
Pride vs Pirates Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Hofstra Pride at Hampton Pirates
- Where: Hampton at Convocation Center (VA)
- Date: Thursday, January 5th
- Betting Odds: Hofstra -9.5, HOFST -505 | HAMP +375 O/U 150.0
Hofstra will take the floor against the Pirates with an overall record of 8-7. On the road, the Pride will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 5-6. This season, Hofstra has been favored to win in 4 games, sitting with a mark of 3-1. For today’s contest, Hofstra have a betting line set -9.5 points in their favor.
Hofstra’s leading scorer this season is Aaron Estrada who is averaging 22.08 points per contest. So far, Estrada has accounted for 23.96% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.0 rebounds per game and 3.83 assists. Tyler Thomas is the second leading scorer for the Pride, averaging 13.2 points per game. Between him and Thomas, they are accounting for 41.9% of the team’s scoring.
Hofstra comes into today’s matchup vs Hampton, looking to continue their strong offensive play, as they are averaging 77.9 points per game. Through 15 games, they have hit 46.3% of their field goal attempts. In terms of pace, the Pride’s have prefered to slow the game down, ranking 340th in possessions per game.
Hampton will be looking to pick up a win in today’s game vs Hofstra in order to snap their current 5 game losing streak. Currently, the Pirates have been the home team 6 times, sitting with a record of 3-3. So far, the Pirates have been the underdog 13 times, going 2-11 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +9.5 underdogs on the spread.
Jordan Nesbitt comes into today’s game as the Pirates’ leading scorer at 14.64 points per contest. Not only has Nesbitt been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Hampton’s top rebounder at 7.64 boards per contest. Behind Nesbitt, the team has benefited from the strong play of Russel Dean who is second on the team in scoring at 13.5 points per game. Overall, he has hit 31.2% of his shots and is adding 4.0 boards per game.
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 that 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: Hofstra Pride -9.5
The Hofstra Pride will tip off their matchup over Hampton Pirates as the strong favorites to pick up the win with a point spread sitting at -9.5. Our analysis like’s Hofstra’s chances to pull away with an easy win and cover the spread. When looking at how each team likes to play, both Hofstra and Hampton are near the NCAA average in possessions per game. We like how this scenario favors Hofstra, as throughout the game their superior talent should come through in an easy win. Although the Pride don’t have a great track record vs the spread as the betting favorite, going 1-4 (last 5), we like their chances to come away with the ATS win.
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