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Elon Phoenix vs. Hofstra Pride - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Hofstra Pride (10-5) at Elon Phoenix (11-5)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm (Alumni Gym)

The Line: Elon Phoenix +1.5 -- Over/Under: 166 See the Latest Odds

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The Hofstra Pride face a tough road test in the Elon Phoenix in Saturday night action. 

The Hofstra Pride are one of the favorites in the Colonial and their record says they could be the real deal with a strong offense to lean on. The Pride saw a four game winning  streak end in a 72-61 defeat at Charleston where the Cougars went on a 37-24 second half run that dropped Hofstra to 2-1 in the conference. The big Pride offense faltered on 43.6% shooting but the defense had even more problems with the Cougars firing away at nearly 55%. Ameen Tanksley and Rokas Gustys scored 16 points apiece with Gustys hauling in ten rebounds. Denton Koon tossed in 13  while Juan’ya Green added ten points, seven boards and five helpers.

Elon Phoenix vs. Hofstra Pride - 1/9/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Elon Phoenix are looking like a solid contender in the CAA if their defense continues to give their strong offense some help. After dropping their conference opener to Northeastern the Phoenix have won back to back contests after downing James Madison 79-73 on the road as a 7.5 point underdog. Elon connected at 41.5% and held the Dukes to 38% with advantages on threes and free throws to negate 14 more James Madison looks at the basket. Steve Santa Ana  gave the Phoenix 19 points and ten rebounds with Luke Eddy adding 15 points and five assists. Christian Hairston and Tyler Seibring combined for 21 points and hauled in nine rebounds each. 

The over is 6-2-1 in Elon last 9 home games  and the Phoenix  are 10-23 ATS in their last 33 home games while the over is 11-5 in their last 16 overall. Both squads seem to have similar numbers but I believe Hofstra has loads of talent so we shall see…

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