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NCAAB Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Bears at Hampton

Morgan State BearsHampton Pirates
March 6, 11:00 AM | Joel Coliseum

Morgan State Bears vs Hampton Pirates Odds

9-19TEAM RECORD10-20

The Pirates will try to cover the spread at Joel Coliseum on Tuesday when they get a visit from the Morgan State Bears in college basketball action.

This is a conference playoff game in the MEAC Tournament. The game is being played at Joel Coliseum, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Supporters of the Bears have watched them go 9-19 and 2-3 ATS on the year, while the Pirates are at 10-20 and 2-0 ATS. In totals betting, the Pirates are 1-1, while the Bears have a 4-1 mark.

View Morgan State vs Hampton Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Pirates are listed as 2.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 232-rated Morgan State taking on the No. 236-rated Pirates in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 66-64 win for the Pirates on Tuesday.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bears is ranked No. 175 in NCAA hoops at 34.5 per game. Contrast that with Hampton’s No. 59 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Hampton is the No. 219-ranked team in the country at 5.6 per game, while Morgan State rates No. 295 at 5 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Morgan State owns the country's No. 195-rated mark, allowing 70.5 points per game on the highway. Hampton, on the other hand, rates No. 269 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Morgan State was a 74-68 winner on the road against Florida A&M. The Bears grabbed a 74-68 win over the Rattlers on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Aric Brooks at Teaching Gymnasium.

Hampton was a 60-45 loser in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina Central. Darrion Pellum scored 12 points in a futile effort to lead the Pirates to a win (they lost 60-45 to North Carolina Central at Hampton Convocation Center on Thursday).