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#705 Hampton vs.
#706 Wake Forest
Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 12:30pm EST
Written by Bosun Akinpelu

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The Hampton Pirates (1-4, 0-0 CAA) will be trying to snap their three-game losing streak when they face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-1, 0-0 ACC) on Saturday afternoon. The Pirates are coming off a 75-74 loss to North Alabama as 1.5-point underdogs. The Demon Deacons are coming off a 105-74 win over South Carolina State as 26.5-point favorites.

Wake Forest won the lone meeting between the two teams.

Pirates Looking For First Road Win

The Pirates are off to a poor start after losing four of their first five games. They will try to put an end to their three-game losing streak with a win over the Demon Deacons, which will give them their second win of the season and first road win of the year.

Hampton is averaging 67.8 points per game. They scored 74 points in their last game, making 36.2 percent of their field goals and 25.9 percent of their three-pointers.

Jordan Nesbitt led the Pirates with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Russell Dean finished with 18 points and three rebounds, while Tre Thomas added 11 points and four rebounds.

Hampton has struggled defensively, giving up 85.5 points per game. They gave up 75 points in their last game and will need to do a better job if they want to win this game.

Demon Deacons Going For Second Consecutive Win

The Demon Deacons bounced back from their loss to LMU with a win over the Bulldogs in their last game. They will try to keep the momentum going with a win over the Pirates, which will give them their second win in a row and sixth win in their last seven games.

Wake Forest is averaging 79.2 points per game. They scored 105 points in their last game, making 67.9 percent of their field goals and 52.9 percent of their three-pointers.

Cameron Hildreth led the Demon Deacons with 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and two steals. Damari Monsanto finished with 16 points and five rebounds, while Bobi Klintman added 15 points and 10 rebounds.

Wake Forest has played well defensively, giving up 68.2 points per game. They gave up 74 points in their last game and will need to play better if they want to get the win.

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The Pirates have lost four of their last five games. They have struggled offensively so far, scoring less than 70 points per game while making less than 40 percent of their shots. They have also struggled at the charity stripe, making less than 65 percent of their free throws. They don’t rebound the ball as well as the Demon Deacons and won’t get a lot of extra-scoring opportunities against them. With the Demon Deacons holding opponents under 70 points per game, the Pirates will struggle offensively in this game. The Demon Deacons have won five of their last six games. They are playing very well offensively, scoring more than 79 points per game. They’ve shot the ball well from the field and at the free-throw line. They’re very aggressive on the offensive glass and don’t turn the ball over a lot. The Pirates have been terrible defensively this season, giving up more than 85 points per game, and will have a hard time slowing them down, so go with Wake Forest to cover the spread.

Prediction: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

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The Pirates are averaging 67.8 points per game and 65.6 points per game on the road. They play at a very fast pace, averaging 75.1 possessions per game. They are facing a team that is giving up 68.2 points per game and will hit their average in this game. The Demon Deacons are averaging 79.2 points per game. They play at a faster pace, averaging 75.3 possessions per game. They are facing a team that is giving up 85.5 points per game and will score enough points to push the score over the total.

Prediction: Over
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Written By Bosun Akinpelu , "Bosun Akinpelu"

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