Hampton Pirates vs Morgan State Bears Odds
The Morgan State Bears will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Hampton Pirates at Hill Field House on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Bears sit at 6-11 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Pirates are currently 6-13 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Morgan State is 0-0 OU, and Hampton is 0-0 OU.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Bears rated this week at No. 230 and the Pirates sitting at No. 192. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 62-61 result in favor of the Pirates.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Pirates is ranked No. 46 in NCAA hoops at 38.3 per game. Contrast that with Morgan State’s No. 113 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Morgan State is the No. 342-ranked team in the country at 3.5 per game, while Hampton rates No. 291 at 4.9 per game.
Defensively, Hampton features the nation's No. 48-rated defense on the road, allowing 62.8 points per game. Morgan State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 218 nationally in scoring at home.
Hampton was a 64-60 winner in its last match on the road against South Carolina State. Hampton got 14 points from Ramon Mercado en route to a 64-60 victory over South Carolina State on Wednesday at SHM Memorial Center.
Morgan State was a 69-61 loser in their most recent outing on the road against North Carolina Central. Morgan State got 20 points from Justin Black but lost anyway, 69-61, to North Carolina Central on Monday at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.
Hampton at Coppin State, Monday, February 4
Morgan State home to Norfolk State, Monday, February 4