The Monmouth Hawks and Hampton Pirates will take part in their first-ever Colonial Athletic Association Tournament game when they face off in the first round on Friday. After a dismal start to the season, the Hawks (6-25, 5-13) have won five of their last 10 games, although they have dropped their last four. The Pirates (8-23, 5-13), who are 0-4 on neutral courts this season, are 2-1 in their last three games. They played their previous four seasons as members of the Big South Conference, while Monmouth spent nine seasons as a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference.
The game from the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, D.C., will tip off at 2 p.m. ET. The Pirates are 1-point favorites, according to the latest Monmouth vs. Hampton odds, while the over/under for total points scored is set at 142.5 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows Hampton sophomore guard Jordan Nesbitt, in his first year with the program, is averaging 15.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.3 steals per game. He is coming off an explosive performance in a 73-72 overtime loss at North Carolina A&T. In that game, he poured in 27 points, while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out three assists. It was the sixth time this year he has surpassed the 20-point mark. His top scoring game was a 31-point effort in a 67-66 win over Delaware on Jan. 26.
The model also knows Monmouth junior forward Myles Foster has been red hot of late, scoring 44 points over the past two games. He scored 23 points in a 74-62 loss at William & Mary, while pouring in 21 points and grabbing nine rebounds and dishing out four assists at Hampton on Feb. 23. He scored 22 points in the first meeting against the Pirates, while grabbing eight boards. He has recorded two double-doubles on the season, including a 12-point and 11-rebound performance in a 68-55 loss to UNC Wilmington on Dec. 28. For the year, he is averaging 12.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 steals.
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