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Elon Phoenix vs. UNC Greensboro Spartans - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

UNC Greensboro Spartans (4-6) at Elon Phoenix (7-3)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 1:00 pm (Alumni Gym)

The Line: Elon Phoenix -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans look for a road win at the Elon Phoenix.

The North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans have been struggling with losses in three of four as their scoring can’t keep up with the defense. The trend continued in an 81-71 loss at Wake Forest as a 15 point underdog. Despite getting outshot 49%-43% the Spartans managed 16 more looks at the basket and four more field goals but the Demon Deacons dominated the foul line with 17 more makes. The Spartans received a game high 25 points and five yanks from Kayel Locke on 10-16 shooting with Diante Baldwin adding 14 points, five yanks and six assists on 5-12 from the floor. RJ White added eleven points and seven boards while Francis Alonso chipped in with nine points on 3-6 from long range.

Elon Phoenix vs. UNC Greensboro Spartans - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Elon Phoenix are looking to build some momentum with the conference schedule not too far off and have been doing just that with four straight wins albeit against weak competition. The Phoenix are coming off of a 91-74 pounding of Alabama State where they built a 15 point lead heading to the locker room before trading baskets the rest of the way. Elon held a slight 45%-42% shooting edge but sank 18 bombs with the Hornets going 2-15 on threes which was decisive. Tanner Samson led all scorers with 22 points on 6-9 shooting with Luke Eddy right on his heels with 18 points and nine helpers. Christian Hairston was next in line with 15 points and six yanks while Tyler Seibring and Dainan Swoope scored 12 and nine points and hauled in 13 boards between them. 

The under is 8-2 in UNCG last 10 non-conference games. ELON are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall and the over is 8-3 in their last 11 overall while the Phoenix  are 9-21 ATS in their last 30 home games. UNCG are 2-9 ATS in the last 11 meetings and the favorite is 9-2 ATS in the last 11 meetings. The Phoenix have fared well in this match up and hopefully they get it done again…

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