Elon vs. Towson - 1/22/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Towson Tigers (8-11) at Elon Phoenix (10-9)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gym)
The Line: Elon Phoenix -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Towson Tigers and Elon Phoenix square off Thursday night at the Alumni Gym.
The Towson Tigers have lost four straight games and play their 10th true road game. On the season, Towson is averaging 61.3 points on 39.8 percent shooting and is allowing 65.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Four McGlynn is averaging 12.1 points and 1.5 assists while John Davis is averaging 11.5 points and 8.2 rebounds. Timajh Parker-Rivera is grabbing six rebounds and Byron Hawkins is shooting 36.3 percent from the field. The Towson Tigers have six players averaging at least 5.3 points, and they’re shooting 67.2 percent from the line and 32.2 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Towson is allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in five of its last six games. Towson is 3-6 SU on the road.
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The Elon Phoenix have lost three straight games and look for their third CAA victroy. On the season, Elon is averaging 67.1 points on 40.9 percent shooting and is allowing 69.5 points on 43.7 percent shooting. Elijah Bryant is averaging 14.1 points and 2.6 assists while Tanner Samson is averaging 12.5 points and 4.6 rebounds. Kevin Blake is grabbing 3.3 rebounds and Austin Hamilton is dishing 2.4 assists. The Elon Phoenix have seven players averaging at least five points, and they’re shooting 69.7 percent from the line and 35.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, Elon is allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and has given up 67 or less points in six of its last nine games.
The Tigers are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Phoenix are 8-20 ATS in their last 28 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games following a S.U. loss.
Elon can't cover games at home to save its life, as it's failed to cover in 20 of its last 28 games in front of its home fans. Add that to the fact both clubs are on lonsing streaks, and I'll take the Tigers and the points here.