The Hampton Pirates (0-3) travel to face off against the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles (0-3) on Saturday, November 18th. This game will be played at Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas and televised on ESPN+. Both Hampton and Florida Gulf Coast will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 5:45 ET.
The Hampton Pirates Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
As they gear up for their fourth game of the season, Hampton enters with a winless 0-3 record. Looking at the previous three games where Hampton was the less favored team, their overall record is 0-3. As of today’s game, Hampton has a 0-3 record against the spread. Looking at their last ten games, including those from the previous season, Hampton has gone 5-4 vs. the spread.
So far, Hampton’s games have averaged 159 points per game with the average over/under line being 148.5 points. The Pirates have seen their last five games conclude with a collective average of 76 points per game and an over/under record of 3-1.
The Florida Gulf Coast Eagles Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Florida Gulf Coast comes into today’s game with an overall record of 0-3. In their previous five home games, they have a 0-5 record. As of now, Florida Gulf Coast holds a 0-3 record against the spread heading into today’s game. Last season, when playing at home, Florida Gulf Coast went 7-8 vs. the spread.
Florida Gulf Coast comes in with an over/under record of 1-2-0 through three games, with their games averaging a combined 141 points per game so far. In the Eagles’ last five games, the combined scoring average stands at 80 points per game, accompanied by an over/under record of 3-1.
Hampton Offense Breakdown
The Hampton offense is coming off a game in which they scored 62 points vs. Kent State. Overall their field goal percentage was 36.5% while connecting on 9 threes. In terms of offense, the Pirates have a season-long field goal percentage of 47%, putting them 166th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 243rd in percentage and 133rd in three-pointers made.
|Kyrese Mullen (F)||17.8||8.8||2.0|
|Tedrick Wilcox Jr. (G)||15.2||4.5||1.8|
|Daniel Bannister (G)||9.0||1.5||0.8|
Florida Gulf Coast Offense Breakdown
Most recently, the Florida Gulf Coast offense finished with just 61 points vs. Missouri State. For the game, they hit 4/19 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 41.8%. Offensively, the Eagles have a season long field goal percentage of 43%, which is 246th in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 344th in percentage and 179th in three-pointers made.
|Keeshawn Kellman (F)||12.0||4.5||0.5|
|Zach Anderson (F)||11.2||5.8||1.5|
|Chase Johnston (G)||9.2||2.0||1.2|
Hampton Team Defense
The Pirates’ defense is presently ranked 130th nationally, allowing an average of 78.2 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Hampton’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 45.5% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.4% this season.
Florida Gulf Coast Team Defense
On defense, Florida Gulf Coast is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 74.0 points per game. Florida Gulf Coast’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the Missouri State offense to knock down 54% of their shots on their way to putting up 70 points.
Pirates vs Eagles Trends
- When looking at their past three road matchups, Hampton has an ATS record of 1-2 while averaging 70 per game. The team went 0-3 overall in these games.
- Through their last ten home games, Florida Gulf Coast has an ATS record of just 3-6-1. However, their overall record was 2-8 while averaging 63 points per game.
- Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Pirates have a straight up record of 1-9. Their record vs the spread in these games was 6-4.
- Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Eagles have gone 1-9 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 2-8.
For today’s matchup we are recommending to take the Eagles to secure the win, with an expected final score of 77-66. When it comes to the spread, we believe they’ll cover at -10.
As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 149, and our model projects the Pirates and Eagles to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.
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