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Hampton Pirates vs Northern Kentucky Norse Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Northern Kentucky NorseHampton Pirates
Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Hampton Convocation Center

Northern Kentucky Norse vs Hampton Pirates Odds


The Hampton Pirates will try to cover the spread at Hampton Convocation Center on Thursday when they get a visit from the Northern Kentucky Norse in NCAA basketball action.

This season, the Pirates are 2-7 overall and 0-0 ATS ATS, while the Norse are 0-6 and 2-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Hampton boasts a 0-0 on the OU, and Northern Kentucky is 0-0.

View Northern Kentucky vs Hampton Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pirates rated this week at No. 172 and the Norse sitting at No. 342. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 57-50 result in favor of the Pirates.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Hampton's No. 311 nationally ranked offense (59.4 points per game) against a Norse defense that sits as the No. 229 at 68.5 PPG. The Pirates have been averaging 39% from the field, more than the Norse have managed so far this season (37.4% on average).

Defensively, Northern Kentucky features the nation's No. 162-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.8 points per game. Hampton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 306 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Northern Kentucky was a 75-69 loser on the road against Texas Tech. The Norse endured a 75-69 loss at the hands of the Red Raiders on Tuesday, despite a 16-point effort from Eshaunte Jones at United Spirit Arena.

Last time out for Hampton, they were a 72-65 winner as they battled American at home. The Pirates got 22 points from Jasper Williams as Hampton ran past American 72-65 on Tuesday at Hampton Convocation Center.

Next up:
Northern Kentucky at Navy, Saturday, December 22
Hampton at Winthrop, Sunday, December 30