North Carolina Central Eagles take on Pirates in NCAA basketball test
North Carolina Central Eagles vs Hampton Pirates Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for North Carolina Central when they take on the Hampton Pirates on Thursday in college hoops betting action.
The Pirates sport records of 14-15 and 0-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Eagles have 21-8 and 0-3 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Pirates and 0-0 for the Eagles.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Pirates, most recently No. 167 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 86 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 74-61 victory for the Eagles.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Hampton's No. 26-rated squad against North Carolina Central's No. 282-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Hampton rates No. 325 in the country with 4.4 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 252 nationally with 5.4 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, North Carolina Central owns the country's No. 32-rated mark, allowing 62.3 points per game on the highway. Hampton, on the other hand, rates No. 245 in scoring at home.
North Carolina Central was a 62-54 winner in its last match at home against South Carolina State. North Carolina Central earned a 62-54 victory over South Carolina State on Monday, getting 20 points from Stanton Kidd at McLendon-McDougald Gymnasium.
Last time out for Hampton, they were a 75-66 winner as they battled Bethune-Cookman at home. The Pirates grabbed a 75-66 win over the Wildcats on Monday, behind a 17-point effort from Deron Powers at Hampton Convocation Center.