Drexel vs. Elon - 1/16/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Elon Phoenix (5-13) at Drexel Dragons (10-8)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 7:00 pm (John A Daskalakis Center)
The Line: Drexel Dragons -6.5 -- Over/Under: 139
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The Elon Phoenix and Drexel Dragons meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Daskalakis Athletic Center.
The Elon Phoenix need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Elon Phoenix are averaging 69.1 points on 41.4 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting. Marcus Sheffield II is averaging 16.7 points and 2.9 assists while Hunter McIntosh is averaging 10.7 points and 2.6 rebounds. Hunter Woods is the third double-digit scorer and Zac Ervin is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Elon Phoenix are shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. The Elon Phoenix are allowing 34.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.2 rebounds per game. The Elon Phoenix have lost all eight road games.
The Drexel Dragons look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Drexel Dragons are averaging 69.6 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Camren Wynter is averaging 14.7 points and 5.4 assists while James Butler is averaging 12.1 points and 11.8 rebounds. Zach Walton is the third double-digit scorer and Matey Juric is grabbing two rebounds. The Drexel Dragons are shooting 35.8 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Drexel Dragons are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.6 rebounds per game. The Drexel Dragons have won seven of their last nine home games.
The Phoenix are 6-19-1 ATS in their last 26 Thursday games, 9-23 ATS in their last 32 games following a ATS win and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Dragons are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 Thursday games and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win. The over is 6-0 in Phoenix last 6 overall. The under is 4-1 in Dragons last 5 home games. The favorite is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
The Elon Phoenix aren't playing good basketball entering this matchup and they're losing on the road by an average of 14.5 points while shooting 36.8 percent from the field. The Drexel Dragons win at home by an average of 6.3 points and are currently playing their best ball of the season. It's hard not to side with Drexel and the reasonable chalk in this spot.