Elon vs. Towson - 3/6/15 CAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Towson Tigers (12-19) at Elon Phoenix (14-17)
College Basketball: Friday, March 6, 2015 at 6:00 pm (Royal Farms Arena)
The Line: Elon Phoenix +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Towson Tigers and Elon Phoenix meet Friday in the first round of the CAA Tournament.
The Towson Tigers look for a win to snap a four-game skid. On the season, Towson is averaging 62.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 65.4 points on 41.8 percent shooting. Four McGlynn is averaging 12 points and 1.6 assists while John Davis is averaging 11.9 points and 8.1 rebounds. Byron Hawkins is dishing 1.5 assists and Timajh Parker-Rivera is grabbing 5.9 rebounds. The Towson Tigers have four players averaging at least 6.9 points, and they’re shooting 65.8 percent from the line and 31.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Towson is allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last seven games.
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The Elon Phoenix hope to keep rolling after winning three straight. On the season, Elon is averaging 67.9 points on 41.4 percent shooting and is allowing 71 points on 45.1 percent shooting. Elijah Bryant is averaging 13.9 points and 4.2 rebounds while Tanner Samson is averaging 12.6 points and 4.3 rebounds. Austin Hamilton is dishing three assists and Kevin Blake is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Elon Phoenix have four players averaging at least 8.1 points, and they’re shooting 68.4 percent from the line and 34.8 percent from deep. Defensively, Elon is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 75 or more points in five of its last seven games.
The Tigers are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Phoenix are 0-7 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 Friday games.
The Towson Tigers beat the Elon Phoenix both times this season. So, in a toss up game, I'm going with the team that's had the upper hand all season.