Savannah State Tigers vs Hampton Pirates Preview
Hampton Pirates vs Savannah State Tigers Odds
The Hampton Pirates will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Tigers in Savannah State at Tiger Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.
The Tigers sport records of 12-9 and 0-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Pirates have 8-13 and 0-0 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 1-1 for the Tigers and 0-0 for the Pirates.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 106-ranked Tigers and the No. 194-rated Pirates in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 59-55 win for the Tigers on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Savannah State's No. 344-ranked offense, averaging 55.2 PPG, against a Pirates defense that ranks No. 104 at 63.3 PPG. The Tigers field goal percentage has averaged 41.6% so far, more than the Pirates marksmen have achieved on the year, 38% per game.
Defensively, Hampton features the nation's No. 39-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.9 points per game. Savannah State, meanwhile, comes in at No. 339 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Hampton was a 59-53 winner on the road against Coppin State. Hampton got 14 points from Deron Powers en route to a 59-53 victory over Coppin State on Monday at Physical Education Complex.
In their last action, Savannah State was a 52-42 winner on the road against Howard. Rashad Hassan went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds, leading Savannah State over Howard, 52-42, on Saturday at Burr Gymnasium.
Hampton home to Delaware State, Monday, February 11
Savannah State home to South Carolina State, Saturday, February 9