Hampton Pirates vs
Marshall Thundering Herd Prediction Odds and Preview
By Staff Writer,
The Pirates have played well in the CIT and were able to advance to the semifinals after defeating NJIT in the quarterfinals. They will be trying to advance to the final with a win over the Thundering Herd, giving them their fourth win in a row and ninth win in their last 10 games. Like the Pirates, the Thundering Herd have played well over the past two weeks and have won their last two games. They will try to pick up their third win in a row and ninth win in their last 10 games when they face the Pirates on Tuesday.
The wiseman would probably take the bigger brand of school here and that's Marshall. But the Thundering Herd have struggled against the spread this season and lost six of their last nine non-conference games and six of their last eight home games against teams with losing road records. Hampton is a team you might not know much about but the Pirates won six of their last seven games against teams with winning records and seven of their last nine games. Hampton has played exceptionally well during the CIT, going 3-0 SU and ATS in its three games with the most recent two as road dogs. The Pirates have covered the number in 8 of the last 10 overall. Marshall has failed to cover 7 of the last 8 at home versus an opponent with a .400 or lower winning record on the road. I'll follow the trends here and take Hampton and don't be surprised if they win this game out right.