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Quinnipiac Bobcats vs Hampton Pirates Odds
The Hampton Pirates will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Quinnipiac Bobcats at Hampton Convocation Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Bobcats will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 2-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Pirates are 0-0 ATS. Quinnipiac is 1-1 on the totals; Hampton is 0-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Pirates at No. 219 and the Bobcats at No. 170 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 62-60 result in favor of the Bobcats.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Hampton's No. 338-ranked offense, averaging 57.1 PPG, against a Bobcats defense that ranks No. 294 at 72.3 PPG. The Pirates field goal percentage has averaged 36.7% so far, less than the Bobcats marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.3% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Quinnipiac owns the country's No. 321-rated mark, allowing 78.5 points per game on the highway. Hampton, on the other hand, rates No. 316 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Quinnipiac was an 80-74 loser at home against Sacred Heart. The Bobcats got 17 points from Dave Johnson, but it was Sacred Heart that prevailed in an 80-74 final on Saturday at TD Bank Sports Center.
Hampton won its last outing, a 51-49 result against Howard on January 12. The Pirates grabbed a 51-49 win over the Bison on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Deron Powers at Burr Gymnasium.
Quinnipiac at St. Francis PA, Thursday, January 17
Hampton home to Morgan State, Saturday, January 19