Check out our free North Carolina A&T 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.

North Carolina A&T vs Hampton Pick & Preview: Monday, January 16th Betting Odds

Aggies vs Pirates Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: North Carolina A&T Aggies at Hampton Pirates
  • Where: Hampton at Convocation Center (VA)
  • Date: Monday, January 16th
  • Betting Odds: North Carolina A&T -4, NCAT -185 | HAMP +150 O/U 146.0

Aggies Preview:

The North Carolina A&T Aggies will be looking to pick up their 20th win of the season and are in the middle of a 2 game win streak. So far, the Aggies have played 9 games on the road, with a record of 2-7. This season, North Carolina A&T has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0. For today’s contest, North Carolina A&T has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.

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North Carolina A&T will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer Kam Woods who is averaging 18.28 points per game for the Aggies. Woods is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Aggies’ offensive game plan is the play of Marcus Watson who has hit 45.0% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 13.21 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for North Carolina A&T this season, as they are currently ranked 308th in college basketball at 67.7 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 Aggies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 31.2%, placing them 404th in the NCAA.

Pirates Preview:

The Hampton Pirates head into today’s game in what will be their 18th game of the season, posting a record of 3-14. Currently, the Pirates have been the home team 8 times, sitting with a record of 3-5. So far, the Pirates have been the underdog 16 times, going 2-14 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4 underdogs on the spread.

Jordan Nesbitt comes into today’s game as the Pirates’ leading scorer at 14.06 points per contest. Not only has Nesbitt been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Hampton’s top rebounder at 7.06 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 13.65 points per game. Overall, he has hit 31.9% of his shots and is adding 3.71 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 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 +4

In this matchup, between the Hampton Pirates and North Carolina A&T Aggies, we recommend getting a bet down on Hampton to cover the spread as home dogs. Our analysis points to the Pirates’ defense as the key reason that they will cover at +4. Look for North Carolina A&T’s offensive struggles to continue, as their overall field goal percentage is just 320th in college basketball. Although the oddsmakers have North Carolina A&T as the betting favorite, before tip-off we feel good about taking the points with Hampton at home.

 


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