The Hampton Pirates and the UNC-Asheville Bulldogs are set to square off in a Big South matchup at 6:30 p.m. ET Wednesday at Kimmel Arena. UNC-Asheville is 12-11 overall and 7-5 at home, while the Pirates are 7-14 overall and 2-8 on the road. Hampton has won four of the five head-to-head matchups between these teams.
The Bulldogs are favored by 10 points in the latest UNC-Asheville vs. Hampton odds from Caesars Sportsbook, and the over-under is set at 137. Before entering any Hampton vs. UNC-Asheville picks, you'll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- UNC-Asheville vs. Hampton spread: UNC-Asheville -10
- UNC-Asheville vs. Hampton over-under: 137 points
What you need to know about UNC-Asheville
The Bulldogs came up short against the High Point Panthers this past Saturday, falling 91-83 in overtime. It was the third overtime for UNCA over its last eight and the Bulldogs have a 2-6 record over this stretch. UNC-Asheville was led by LJ Thorpe who had 23 points and Tajion Jones who scored 21.
UNC-Asheville does a great job of protecting the rim as it leads the Big South in blocks while ranking 22nd in the nation. Drew Pember is the catalyst for the Bulldogs' rim protection as his 3.4 blocks per game rank fifth in Division I. The Tennessee transfer also leads the team with 14.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per contest.
What you need to know about Hampton
Meanwhile, Hampton didn't have too much breathing room in its game with the Presbyterian Blue Hose on Monday, but it still walked away with a 74-69 win. It was just the third conference win in 10 games for Hampton, who also got its first home win since Jan. 22. Russell Dean led the Pirates with 27 points while Marquis Godwin chipped in with 20 points off the bench.
Hampton has really struggled to put the ball into the hoop as it ranks 338th out of 358 Division I teams in scoring. The team averages 62.9 PPG but 68 points seem to be the threshold for the Pirates. Hampton sports a 5-2 record when it scores at least 68 but is just 2-12 when it scores under 68 points.
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