Monmouth vs Elon Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Elon (13-17) vs Monmouth (16-14)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 1:00 pm (Schar Center)

Betting Odds: Elon +2.5 -- Over/Under: 148.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Monmouth Hawks will play the Elon Phoenix in a CAA game on Saturday afternoon at the Schar Center in Elon, North Carolina. Monmouth has lost two of their last three games, while Elon has also dropped two of three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Monmouth vs Elon prediction.

Monmouth Preview

The Monmouth Hawks are 16-14 (9-8) this year after they lost to Hampton by a score of 64-56 in their last game. Monmouth trailed 27-26 at the half and was out scored 37-30 in the second half in the loss. The Hawks shot 27.1% from the field and were +7 in rebounding margin in the game. Monmouth defeated NC A&T by a score of 83-67 in the game prior to Hampton, but lost to Towson before that. The Hawks are scoring 71.9 points per game with 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.8 assists per game, while allowing 72.5 points against per game this year. Xander Rice is averaging 20.5 points per game, 3.0 rebounds per game, and 3.5 assists per game. Monmouth is shooting 42.5% from the field, 70.4% on free throws, and 35.2% on three pointers this season.

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Elon Preview

The Elon Phoenix are 13-17 (6-11) this season after they defeated William & Mary by a score of 76-71 in their last game. Elon trailed 42-39 at the half, but they outscored William & Mary 37-29 in the second half for the win. The Phoenix shot 47.3% from the field and were +7 in rebounding margin in the game. Elon lost to Hofstra by a score of 87-64 and Northeastern by a score of 61-58 in the two games prior to William & Mary. The Phoenix are scoring 73.8 points per game with 33.7 rebounds per game and 13.1 assists per game, while giving up 75.7 points against per game this season. TK Simpkins is averaging 13 points per game, 4.6 rebounds per game, and 3.0 assists per game. Elon is shooting 45% from the field, 71% on free throws, and 35.9% on three pointers this year.

Monmouth vs Elon Betting Prediction

Both of these teams have lost two of their last three games and will look to end the regular season on a winning note. Elon is towards the bottom of the CAA standings and they have struggled defensively all season. Monmouth is 9-8 on conference play, but they are only shooting 42.5% from the field. The Hawks are coming off of a bad loss to Hampton, who is at the bottom of the standings, and they have been really bad on the road this season. Take Elon at home here. 

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

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