UNC Wilmington vs. Elon - 2/6/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Elon Phoenix (7-17) at UNC Wilmington Seahawks (7-17)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 6, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Raiford G. Trask Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Wilmington Seahawks -3.5 -- Over/Under: 135.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Elon Phoenix and UNC Wilmington Seahawks meet Thursday in college basketball action at the Trask Coliseum.
The Elon Phoenix need a win after losing seven of their last 10 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 not won a road game this season.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks need a win after losing eight of their last 10 games. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 77.9 points on 47.2 percent shooting and allowing 70.3 points on 42.2 percent shooting. Jaylen Sims is averaging 15.4 points and 1.1 assists while Shykeim Phillips is averaging 9.8 points and 2.7 rebounds. Jay Estime' is dishing 1.8 assists and Marten Linssen is grabbing 4.4 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.5 percent from the free throw line. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are allowing 30.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 38.7 rebounds per game. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have lost five of their last six home games.
The Phoenix are 9-26 ATS in their last 35 games following a ATS win and 5-22-1 ATS in their last 28 Thursday games. The Seahawks are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games, 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 4-9-1 ATS in their last 14 games overall. The over is 10-2 in Phoenix last 12 overall. The under is 4-1 in Seahawks last 5 home games.
I'm not looking to get behind either of these teams, but the Elon Phoenix lose on the road by an average of 13.9 points while shooting 37 percent from the field. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are piling up the losses, but they're still winning at home by an average of 7.8 points while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. If forced to pick this game, I'd lay the small chalk with the home team. However, there's much better options on Thursday's CBB card.