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Elon Phoenix vs. Drexel Dragons Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/18/13

Drexel Dragons (1-1) at Elon Phoenix (2-1)

College Basketball: Monday, November 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm (Louis Brown Athletic Center)

The Line: Elon Phoenix +3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: not listed

The Drexel Dragons shoot for back to back victories when they take the floor with with the Elon Phoenix.

Drexel rebounded from an opening day defeat at UCLA to even their record 1-1 after a 78-70 decision over Illinois State. The Dragons shot the ball well and defended the shot well with 46.7% shooting out distancing the Redbirds 32%. ISU stayed reasonably close with seven more free throws and a few more shots but defense finally carried the day. Five players cracked the ten point barrier with Chris Fouch pouring in a game high 26 points with five yanks followed Kazembe Abif with 13 points and 13 rebounds. Franz Massenat and Tavon Allen added 12 oints each with Massenat adding seven helpers while Damion Lee rounded out the top scorers with eleven points.

Elon Phoenix vs. Drexel Dragons Pick-Odds-Prediction - 11/18/13

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Elon looks to bounce back from an 83-69 defeat at Charlotte with their defense suffering a late collapse. In a back and forth contest the 49ers broke a first half tie with a 51 second half points behind 51% marksmanship. Overall the Phoenix connected 41.5% and fell short on the backboards 44-22 but forced 19 turnovers to stay reasonably close with ten more looks at the basket. The 49ers also held a 23-5 edge at the stripe which negated every thing positive Elon had going. Austin Hamilton led the offense with 19 points and five assists Tanner Samson and Sebastian Koch tossing in 12 points each and grabbing ten boards while Ryley Beaumont chipped in with eleven points and five pulls before fouling out.

Elon looks dangerous to me as a small home dog but Drexel did travel to the west coast and give UCLA all they could handle so I'm thinking about laying the points...

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