Elon vs. UNC Wilmington - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Wilmington Seahawks (10-5) at Elon Phoenix (11-6)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gym)
The Line: Elon Phoenix +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks and Elon Phoenix square off Thursday night at the Alumni Gym.
The UNC Wilmington Seahawks look for some consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are averaging 80.1 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Chris Flemmings is averaging 14.6 points and 5.7 rebounds while Craig Ponder is averaging 12.1 points and 2.1 assists. Denzel Ingram is dishing 3.1 assists and C.J. Bryce is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks are shooting 30.5 percent from beyond the arc and 70.6 percent from the free throw line. UNC Wilmington is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 15.8 turnovers per game. The UNC Wilmington Seahawks have lost 10 of their last 17 road games.
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The Elon Phoenix look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Elon Phoenix are averaging 79.1 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 79.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tanner Samson is averaging 15.6 points and 4.5 rebounds while Luke Eddy is averaging 10.7 points and 5.5 assists. Christian Hairston is the third double-digit scorer and Dainan Swoope is dishing 2.1 assists. The Elon Phoenix are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 66.2 percent from the free throw line. Elon is allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 11.6 turnovers per game. The Elon Phoenix have won 10 of their last 15 home games.
The Seahawks are 11-5-1 ATS in their last 17 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Thursday games. The Phoenix are 10-24 ATS in their last 34 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.
To me these teams are pretty much even, and it's Elon that's actually in better form and playing more consistent ball at the moment. In a toss up game, I'm siding with the home team and the free point and a half.