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NCAA hoops odds preview - American vs. Hampton

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Dec 18, 7:00 PM | Hampton Convocation Center

American Eagles vs Hampton Pirates Odds

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Hampton Convocation Center will host Hampton Pirates vs. American Eagles action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Pirates sit at 1-7 (0-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Eagles are currently 4-6 (0-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Hampton is 0-0 OU, and American is 0-0 OU.

View American vs Hampton Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates sit at No. 172 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Eagles sit at No. 322 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pirates will win this game 55-53.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Hampton's No. 325-ranked scoring average of 57.9 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 88 and allowing 61.3 PPG. The Pirates FG% has averaged 38.5% to date this season, less than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (43% per game).

Defensively, American features the nation's No. 69-rated defense on the road, allowing 64 points per game. Hampton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 325 nationally in scoring at home.

American lost its last outing, a 54-42 result against Columbia on December 9. The Eagles endured a 54-42 loss at the hands of the Lions on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Stephen Lumpkins at Bender Arena.

Last time out for Hampton, they were a 66-54 loser as they battled Robert Morris at home. The Pirates endured a 66-54 loss at the hands of the Colonials on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Ramon Mercado at Hampton Convocation Center.

Next up:
American at Georgetown, Saturday, December 22
Hampton home to Northern Kentucky, Thursday, December 20

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