Elon vs. Drexel - 2/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Drexel Dragons (7-14) at Elon Phoenix (11-12)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gym)
The Line: Elon Phoenix -3.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Drexel Dragons and Elon Phoenix square off Thursday night at the Alumni Gym.
The Drexel Dragons are playing their best all of the year with wins in four of their last five games. On the season, Drexel is averaging 58.8 points on 38.8 percent shooting and is allowing 64.6 points on 44.9 percent shooting. Damion Lee is averaging 21.7 points and 6.4 rebounds while Tavon Allen is averaging 10.6 points and 2.3 assists. Rodney Williams is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Rashann London is shooting 42.7 percent from the field. The Drexel Dragons have five players averaging at least 5.6 points, and they’re shooting 73.2 percent from the line and 31 percent from downtown. Defensively, Drexel is allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 64 or less points in six of its last eight games.
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The Elon Phoenix have lost six of their last seven games and play their first game in February. On the season, Elon is averaging 67.2 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 70.4 points on 44.7 percent shooting. Elijah Bryant is averaging 14 points and 2.6 assists while Tanner Samson is averaging 12 points and 4.7 rebounds. Austin Hamilton is dishing 2.3 assists and Kevin Blake is shooting 48.2 percent from the field. The Elon Phoenix have seven players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 35.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Elon is allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and has given up 80 or more points in three straight games.
The Dragons are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Phoenix are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall.
With Drexel turning things around as of late, I'm not sure how you can back an Elon team that's going through its worst stretch of the season. The Phoenix can have the home court, I like Drexel to keep things rolling here.