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MEAC Tournament - Delaware State Hornets vs Pirates College Hoops Game Preview

Delaware State HornetsHampton Pirates
March 14, 6:00 PM | Norfolk Scope Arena

Delaware State Hornets vs Hampton Pirates Odds

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The Hampton Pirates hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Delaware State Hornets pay a visit to Norfolk Scope Arena on the college basketball betting menu.

This is a conference playoff game in the MEAC Tournament. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Norfolk Scope Arena.

The Pirates are 14-16 so far on the season, and 0-2 ATS vs. the number. The Hornets, meanwhile, are 14-17 and 1-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Hampton go 1-1 and the Hornets go 1-0 on the totals.

View Delaware State vs Hampton Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Pirates sit at No. 148 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hornets sit at No. 255 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Pirates will win this game 61-59.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Hornets is ranked No. 281 in NCAA hoops at 32.2 per game. Contrast that with Hampton’s No. 24 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Hampton is the No. 326-ranked team in the country at 4.4 per game, while Delaware State rates No. 256 at 5.4 per game.

Defensively, Delaware State features the nation's No. 146-rated defense on the road, allowing 68.3 points per game. Hampton, meanwhile, comes in at No. 252 nationally in scoring at home.

Delaware State won its last outing, a 73-61 result against Howard on March 12. They covered in that game as a 4-point favorite. The Hornets got 21 points from Albert Thomas as Delaware State ran past Howard 73-61 on Tuesday at Norfolk Scope Arena.

Hampton was a 68-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina Central. Du'Vaughn Maxwell scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Pirates to a win (they lost 68-64 to North Carolina Central at Hampton Convocation Center on Thursday).