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Bethune-Cookman Wildcats home to Pirates in NCAAB betting action

Hampton PiratesBethune-Cookman Wildcats
March 9, 6:00 PM | Joel Coliseum

Hampton Pirates vs Bethune-Cookman Wildcats Odds

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Joel Coliseum features an NCAAB clash between the host Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the visiting Hampton Pirates in college hoops action on Friday.

This is a conference playoff game in the MEAC Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Joel Coliseum.

The Wildcats are 17-16 so far on the season, and 2-1-1 ATS vs. the number. The Pirates, meanwhile, are 12-20 and 4-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Bethune-Cookman go 1-3 and the Pirates go 2-2 on the totals.

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Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 277-ranked Wildcats and the No. 210-rated Pirates in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 64-63 win for the Wildcats on Friday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Pirates rank No. 70 in NCAA Division 1 with 36.6 per game. That compares with Bethune-Cookman’s No. 305 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Bethune-Cookman is college basketball's No. 291-ranked team at 5 per game, while the Pirates rate No. 219 with 5.6 per game.

Defensively, Hampton features the nation's No. 102-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.2 points per game. Bethune-Cookman, meanwhile, comes in at No. 120 nationally in scoring at home.

Hampton won its last outing, a 59-46 result against Savannah State on March 7. They covered in that game as a 7-point underdog. The Pirates grabbed a 59-46 win over the Tigers on Wednesday, behind a 16-point effort from Christopher Tolson at Joel Coliseum.

Bethune-Cookman was a 60-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina Central. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Wildcats got 20 points from Adrien Coleman as Bethune-Cookman ran past North Carolina Central 60-59 on Thursday at Joel Coliseum.