Check out our free Northeastern 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.
Northeastern vs Hampton Pick & Preview: Saturday, January 7th Betting Odds
Huskies vs Pirates Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Northeastern Huskies at Hampton Pirates
- Where: Hampton at Convocation Center (VA)
- Date: Saturday, January 7th
- Betting Odds: Northeastern -4, NEAST -195 | HAMP +158 O/U 139.0
The Northeastern Huskies head into today’s game in what will be their 15th game of the season, posting a record of 5-9. So far, the Huskies have played 8 games on the road, with a record of 1-7. This season, Northeastern has been favored to win in 5 games, sitting with a mark of 3-2. For today’s contest, Northeastern has a betting line set -4 points in their favor.
Northeastern’s leading scorer this season is Jahmyl Telfort, who is averaging 16.29 points per contest. So far, Telfort has accounted for 24.86% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 5.21 rebounds per game and 2.14 assists. Coleman Stucke is the second leading scorer for the Huskies, averaging 7.62 points per game. Between him and Stucke, they are accounting for 35.7% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Northeastern this season, as they are currently ranked 398th in college basketball at 64.3 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 Huskies’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.0%, placing them 366th in the NCAA.
The Hampton Pirates head into today’s game in what will be their 16th game of the season, posting a record of 3-12. Currently, the Pirates have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 3-4. So far, the Pirates have been the underdog 14 times, going 2-12 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 14.6 points per contest. Not only has Nesbitt been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Hampton’s top rebounder at 7.47 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 12.93 points per game. Overall, he has hit 30.3% of his shots and is adding 3.93 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: Northeastern Huskies -4
Heading into this matchup, our NCAA betting model has identified this game as a profitable opportunity and recommends taking the Northeastern Huskies to pick up the win and cover the spread as -4 point betting favorites. Although Northeastern as a team is just 251st in overall shooting percentage, we see their offense putting together a strong performance against the Pirates’ defense. At -4 we see there being plenty of value in grabbing the Huskies to come out on top and cover.