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Hampton @ William & Mary

Current Records: Hampton 3-6; William & Mary 1-9

What to Know

The Hampton Pirates are 1-5 against the William & Mary Tribe since November of 2015, but they'll have a chance to close the gap a little bit Thursday. The Pirates will head out on the road to face off against William & Mary at 7 p.m. ET at Kaplan Arena. Hampton should still be feeling good after a win, while William & Mary will be looking to regain their footing.

Hampton escaped with a win on Saturday against the Norfolk State Spartans by the margin of a single free throw, 58-57.

Meanwhile, William & Mary received a tough blow on Tuesday as they fell 74-59 to the Old Dominion Monarchs. William & Mary's defeat came about despite a quality game from guard Connor Kochera, who posted a double-double on 13 points and ten rebounds in addition to five assists.

The Pirates are expected to lose this next one by 4. Those who got lucky with them against the spread on Saturday might want to hold off on placing bets this time since the team has yet to string together back-to-back wins against the spread.

Hampton's victory brought them up to 3-6 while the Tribe's loss pulled them down to 1-9. A couple stats to keep an eye on: Hampton has only been able to knock down 38.80% percent of their shots, which is the 10th lowest field goal percentage in college basketball. William & Mary has experienced some struggles of their own as they have allowed their opponents to shoot 47.20% from the floor on average, which is the 14th highest shooting percentage allowed in college basketball. It's possible one of these Achilles' heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.

How To Watch

  • When: Thursday at 7 p.m. ET
  • Where: Kaplan Arena -- Williamsburg, Virginia
  • Follow: CBS Sports App

Odds

The Tribe are a 4-point favorite against the Pirates, according to the latest college basketball odds.

The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 4-point spread, and stayed right there.

Over/Under: -109

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Series History

William & Mary have won five out of their last six games against Hampton.

  • Dec 16, 2020 - William & Mary 75 vs. Hampton 58
  • Nov 15, 2019 - William & Mary 78 vs. Hampton 65
  • Dec 08, 2018 - William & Mary 76 vs. Hampton 71
  • Nov 15, 2017 - William & Mary 83 vs. Hampton 76
  • Dec 03, 2016 - Hampton 79 vs. William & Mary 69
  • Nov 25, 2015 - William & Mary 86 vs. Hampton 67