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Hawks visit Hampton Pirates in college basketball clash

MD-Eastern Shore HawksHampton Pirates
March 9, 9:30 PM | Joel Coliseum

MD-Eastern Shore Hawks vs Hampton Pirates Odds


Joel Coliseum will host Pirates vs. Hawks action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

It's a game in the MEAC Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Joel Coliseum).

The Pirates are 21-8 so far on the season, and 4-2 ATS vs. the number. The Hawks, meanwhile, are 9-21 and 2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Hampton go 2-2 and the Hawks go 2-1 on the totals.

View MD-Eastern Shore vs Hampton Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 135-ranked Pirates and the No. 315-rated Hawks in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 73-59 win for the Pirates on Wednesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hawks is ranked No. 218 in NCAA hoops at 34 per game. Contrast that with Hampton’s No. 150 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Hampton is the No. 126-ranked team in the country at 6.6 per game, while MD-Eastern Shore rates No. 258 at 5.4 per game.

Defensively, MD-Eastern Shore features the nation's No. 317-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.8 points per game. Hampton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 280 nationally in scoring at home.

MD-Eastern Shore won its last outing, an 87-85 result against Florida A&M on March 8. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog.

Hampton was an 83-72 winner in its last match on the road against Howard. The Pirates got 21 points from Darrion Pellum as Hampton ran past Howard 83-72 on Thursday at Burr Gymnasium.