Elon vs. Marist - 12/28/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Marist Red Foxes (1-10) at Elon Phoenix (7-5)
College Basketball: Sunday, December 28, 2014 at 2:00 pm (Alumni Gym)
The Line: Elon Phoenix -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Marist Red Foxes and Elon Phoenix play Sunday afternoon at the Alumni Gym.
The Marist Red Foxes have lost six straight games and are playing their sixth true road game. On the season, Marist is averaging 56.9 points on 38.5 percent shooting and is allowing 68.8 points on 43.9 percent shooting. Chavaughn Lewis is averaging 17.5 points and 4.1 rebounds while Phillip Lawrence is averaging 10.4 points and 4.6 rebounds. Eric Truog is grabbing five rebounds and Manny Thomas is shooting 34.7 percent from the field. The Marist Red Foxes are a struggling basketball team, especially on offense without Khallid Hart. Marist is shooting 73.2 percent from the free throw line and 29.3 percent from beyond the arc. Marist has scored 61 or less points in seven of its last nine games. Defensively, Marist is forcing 13.4 turnovers per game and allowing teams to shoot 31.3 percent from downtown.
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The Elon Phoenix have won five of their last seven games and play for the first time in six days. On the season, Elon is averaging 67.3 points on 40.7 percent shooting and is allowing 69.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Tanner Samson is averaging 13.3 points and 4.6 rebounds while Elijah Bryant is averaging 12.5 points on 39.1 percent shooting. Ryan Winters is grabbing five rebounds and Kevin Blake is shooting 47.6 percent from the field. The Elon Phoenix are a quality offensive team that has eight players averaging at least five points while shooting 71.4 percent from the line and 36.1 percent from deep. Defensively, Elon is forcing 15.4 turnovers and allowing teams to shoot 29.2 percent from downtown. Elon is 3-1 SU this season at home. Luke Eddy is expected to miss this game with a knee injury.
The Red Foxes are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a S.U. loss and 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Phoenix are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-0 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Marist is one of the worst teams in the league while Elon is starting to find its groove and has a lot more scoring options than the Red Foxes. This game should be a blowout.