Elon vs Northeastern Prediction - College Basketball Picks 2/22/24

Northeastern (10-17) vs Elon (12-15)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:00 pm (Matthews Arena)

Betting Odds: Northeastern -- Over/Under: Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Elon Phoenix and Northeastern Huskies face off on Thursday in a college basketball showdown at Matthews Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Elon vs Northeastern prediction.

Elon Has Won Two Straight Games

Elon has struggled this season overall, but they have won two games in a row. Two games ago against Delaware, they were able to secure a 73-67 victory, but in the last game against UNC Wilmington, they were able to secure 73-72 victory. Elon on the season is averaging 74.7 points while their defense is giving up 76 points per game. Even in the last couple of wins the defense hasn’t been exactly elite and the defense is going to need to be better. Max Mackinnon is averaging 12.6 points while shooting 47.7 percent from the field. 

Northeastern’s Defense Has Struggled

Northeastern’s defense has really struggled heading into this game and they are going to need the defense to improve. In the last game against Hofstra, the offense only scored 62 points, while the defense gave up 82 points and they ended up losing by 20 points. Luka Sokata did have a strong game putting up 13 points. Northeastern is averaging 70.3 points while their defense is giving up 73.1 points per game. Chris Doherty is having a strong season averaging 13.3 points and he’s grabbing 6.8 rebounds per game. 

Elon vs Northeastern Betting Prediction

Elon is going to find success here. Elon has won two straight games and now they get to face off against a Northeastern defense that gave up 82 points in the last game. Elon is averaging 74.7 points and they are going to have no issue running up the score here. Northeastern is going to have issues keeping up and it’s going to be ELon that will get the job done. Back Elon against the spread. 

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a PickDawgz site consensus.

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