Hampton Pirates vs Norfolk State Spartans Prediction, 12/7/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Hampton Pirates vs Norfolk State Spartans
Date: Monday, December 7, 2020
Location: Joseph G. Echols Hall in Norfolk, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Hampton (+8)
Joseph G. Echols Hall is the site where and the Norfolk State Spartans (2-1) will play the Hampton Pirates (1-0) on Monday. Hampton opens this contest as 8-point underdogs. The over/under has been set at 147.
Hampton will enter this game with a mark of 1-0 this year. They cough up possession 14 times per game and as a team they are committing 20 fouls per game. As a unit, Hampton is snagging 44 boards per contest and is sitting with 18 assists this year, which ranks 257th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Pirates are shooting 30.3% on shots from distance (10 of 33) and 71.4% from the charity stripe. They currently have an average of 82 pts per contest (65th in the nation) on 39.7% from the field. On the defensive end, the Pirates have forced 17 turnovers per contest while drawing 15 personal fouls. They currently rank 23rd in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 12 conceded this year. The Pirates are giving up a field goal percentage of 46.6% (27 of 58) and they surrender 37 boards per game as a unit. They are giving up 18.8% from 3-point land and they are 232nd in D-1 in opponents PPG (78.0).
The Hampton Pirates faced off with the George Washington Colonials and took home the win by a score of 82-78 in their last contest. Hampton finished the game having earned a 39.7% FG percentage (31 of 78) and made 10 of 33 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Pirates made 10 of 14 shots for a percentage of 71.4%. When discussing getting rebounds, they collected 41 with 15 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 18 assists in the matchup in addition to getting 11 steals and 4 blocked shots. Concerning defense, Hampton allowed the other team to go 39.7% from the floor on 31 out of 78. George Washington doled out 12 dimes and 8 steals in the game. In addition, the Colonials collected 33 rebounds (4 offensive, 29 defensive) and had 4 blocks. George Washington finished shooting 70.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 21 of 30 shots. They knocked down 3 of their 16 attempts from beyond the arc.
Chris Shelton is a guy who was important for the matchup. He accounted for 19 points on 7 of 17 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins played and totaled 5 rebounds. Shelton went 41.2% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. An additional guy that was a determining factor in this game for the Pirates was Russell Dean. He had 3 boards and also totaled 7 dimes. Overall, Dean saw the court for 37 min.
Norfolk State has a win-loss mark of 2-1 for the campaign. Norfolk State has totaled 206 points on the year (68.7 per contest) and they pull in 33.0 rebounds per contest. The Spartans have committed 21.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 74.6% from the charity stripe. As an offense, the Spartans are shooting 42.0% from the floor, which ranks 253rd in the nation. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 12.3 times per game (198th in Division 1) and they turn it over 11.3 times per game. The Spartans on the defensive end are ranked 132nd in the country in points per game surrendered with 69.0. The Norfolk State defense surrenders 30.7% on 3-point attempts (23 of 75) and their opponents are converting on 76.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 11.0 dimes and 38.0 rebounds per game, which is 83rd and 197th in college hoops. They are forcing their opponents into 12.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 37.1% from the field (49th in the nation).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Norfolk State Spartans took a loss by a final score of 80-66 against the Old Dominion Monarchs. The Spartans were able to corral 23 defensive rebounds and 2 offensive rebounds totaling 25 for this contest. They turned away 4 shots while recording 6 steals for the contest. The Monarchs were called for 18 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Spartans to the charity stripe for 19 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 63.2%. When talking about shooting from distance, Norfolk State converted 8 out of their 19 attempts (42.1%). When this game wrapped up, the Spartans ended up going 23 out of 55 from the floor which had them shooting 41.8%. The Spartans permitted the Monarchs to convert 25 of their 60 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 41.7% in the game. They went 31.8% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 7 of 22 and ended up shooting 23 of 27 from the charity stripe (85.2%). In regard to rebounding, Norfolk State allowed Old Dominion to collect 37 overall (9 on the offensive glass).
DeVante Carter ended up being a major contributor for the Spartans for the matchup. He made 7 of 18 for this game for a field goal rate of 38.9%, which got him 15 points. Carter pulled down 4 boards in his 36 minutes and earned 5 assists in the matchup. Someone else that played a role for Norfolk State was Yoro Sidibe. He ended up with 3 points in 21 minutes played via 1 of 4 from the floor in this matchup. Sidibe ended the game having shot 25.0% from the floor in addition to earning 2 dimes and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Hampton (+8)
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