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Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Elon Phoenix Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/22/13

Elon Phoenix (6-6) at Florida Atlantic Owls (3-9)

College Basketball: Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 1:00 pm (FAU Arena)

The Line: Florida Atlantic Owls +1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: FS 1

The Elon Phoenix travel to FAU Arena to take the floor with the Florida Atlantic Owls.

I have seen many experts predict a solid year in the SoCon for Elon but from what I have seen this team needs a boost. The Phoenix need to have their offense going to succeed and they did in a 126-78 decision over Central Pennsylvania in which they led by 20 at the break and were never challenged. The Phoenix burned the nets at nearly 59% with a 57-30 advantage on the glass. Sebastian Koch paced the scoring with 21 points with Rylely Beaumont next in line with 19 while Lucas Troutman added 16 points. Tanner Samson contributed 14 and the duo of Kevin Blake and Christian Hairston tossed in 13 and ten points.

Florida Atlantic Owls vs. Elon Phoenix Pick-Odds-Prediction - 12/22/13

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Florida Atlantic's first season in the CUSA will be a mystery until we start seeing teams face the Owls but for now the non conference schedule has been more of a struggle to get going. FAU needs some momentum after dropping three straight where the offense has been up and down. The Owls are coming in off a 64-62 loss to Stetson where they connected at 44% and led by five at the half but had issues defending the Hatters who sank almost half their looks. Pablo Bertrone led the Florida Atlantic offense with 19 points and six assists in 40 minutes with D'Andre Johnson tossing in 13 followed by a ten point, eight rebound effort from Justin Raffington.

I thought Elon was a decent team when the year began but now I'm so thrilled with them. The Phoenix have played better then Florida Atlantic but that doesn't anything in my view with neither being a great bet...

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