USC Upstate Spartans at Hampton Pirates Free Prediction 01/24/19

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The USC Upstate Spartans (5-16, 0-7 BigSou) and the Hampton Pirates (7-10, 2-2 BigSou) square off at Hampton Convocation Center. The Spartans will try to put an end to their seven-game losing streak. Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, January 24, 2019.

USC Upstate Spartans at Hampton Pirates Betting Odds

Both teams lost in their last game. The Pirates fell to the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs, 87-74, while the Spartans were defeated by the Presbyterian Blue Hose, 68-59.

USC Upstate had an offensive rebounding percentage of 34.2 (above their season average of 27.2) while Hampton held Gardner-Webb to an offensive rebounding percentage of 17.1 (below their season average of 29.7). Hampton’s Kalin Fisher had a good game, recording 17 points and 10 rebounds. USC Upstate received a boost from Malik Moore, who recorded 20 points and 15 rebounds.

Looking at effective field goal percentage, Hampton should have a noteworthy edge. The Pirates defense ranks 41st in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.465), while the USC Upstate offense is ranked 281st in effective field goal percentage (0.486).

USC Upstate at Hampton ATS Pick

College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Hampton, O/U – Over

Betting Notes:

  • Hampton ranks 15th in rebounds per game (40.9) while USC Upstate ranks 227th in rebounds allowed per game (37.5).
  • The Pirates average 14.3 assists per game, which ranks 97th in the NCAA. The Spartans rank 130th in assists allowed per game (13.1).
  • USC Upstate averages 3.0 blocks per game, which is ranked 123rd in the NCAA. Hampton ranks 150th in blocks allowed per game (4.4).
  • The Spartans rank 33rd in three pointers allowed per game (19.1) while the Pirates rank 173rd (23.3).
  • Hampton ranks 94th in steals per game (6.6) while USC Upstate ranks 127th in steals allowed per game (6.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Pirates have scored an average of 80.2 points per game (0.2 below their season average) and allowed an average of 79.6 points per game (5.0 above their season average).
  • The Spartans’ average margin of defeat in their last five games has been 9.6, up from 4.2 for the season.