Buccaneers vs. Pirates Prediction
A second-round CollegeInsider.com Tournament contest will take place tonight between the Charleston Southern Buccaneers at the Hampton Pirates. Will Hampton protect its home court as the small favorites?
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Convocation Center at 7PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Pirates are a 1.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 157 points. As of Tuesday afternoon, 58 percent of public bets are being placed on host Hampton. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Bucs narrowly defeat Owls
Charleston Southern earned a 68-66 home win over Florida Atlantic Thursday night in the first round of the CIT. The Buccaneers (18-15) led 34-30 at halftime and held on after the break. Charleston Southern shot 30-of-59 from the floor, 4-of-23 from 3-point range plus 4-of-6 at the free throw line. Dontrell Shuler paced the Buccaneers with 17 points on 8-of-13 shooting plus 1-of-2 at the charity stripe. He also tallied three rebounds and two assists. Phlandrous Fleming Jr. also scored 17 points to go with five boards, two assists and two blocked shots. Ty Jones had 14 points and seven caroms off the bench. Christian Keeling added 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals as a reserve.
Pirates get past Terriers
Hampton secured an 81-72 home win over St. Francis Thursday night in the first round of the CIT Tournament. The Pirates (18-16) led 39-32 at halftime en route to the victory. Hampton shot 25-of-53 from the floor, 9-of-16 from 3-point land plus 22-of-29 at the free throw line. Trevond Barnes led the Pirates with 22 points on 6-of-8 shooting including 2-of-2 from 3-point range plus 8-of-9 at the free throw line. He also registered four rebounds and two assists. Lysander Bracey accounted for 17 points, four boards and two dimes off the bench. Jermaine Marrow had 12 points, four rebounds and three assists. Greg Heckstall added 12 points, nine rebounds and three assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Buccaneers are 9-1 ATS in their last 10 games versus the Big South. Charleston Southern is 9-2 ATS in its last 11 games overall.
The Pirates are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. Hampton is 5-2 ATS in its last seven games overall.
Charleston Southern might be the better team here, but Hampton has been strong at home and have won six of its last seven games overall. The Pirates have a fairly efficient offense and being at home should help nullify the strength of the Bucs defense. Charleston Southern also goes through offensive lulls despite playing at a fairly fast tempo and that it could bite back at the wrong times as Hampton will want to match that pace and then some.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: HAMPTON PIRATES -1.5