South Florida vs. Elon - 11/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Elon Phoenix (1-1) at South Florida Bulls (1-0)
College Basketball: Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Sun Dome)
The Line: South Florida Bulls -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The South Florida and the Elon Phoenix face off on Thursday in College Basketball action.
The South Florida Bulls are off to a 1-0 start to the season after knocking off Florida A&M In their season opener. USF shot 53.6 percent from the floor and 33.3 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while holding their opponent to 34.9 percent shooting. Geno Thorpe led the Bulls scoring 19 points and dishing out 5 assists in 35 minutes of action. Bo Zeigler had 15 points for USF before fouling out, Ruben Guerrero had 13 points and 16 rebounds, and Michael Bibby had 10 points. South Florida has a tough road ahead this season and they are going to need to overcome a lack of depth if they are going to be successful.
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The Elon Phoenix are 1-1 this season and are coming off of a 95-100 loss to Charlotte. Elon is averaging 98 points per game and shooting 55 percent from the floor including 34.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc while their opponents are shooting 46.2 percent. Steven Santa Ana leads the Phoenix averaging 19 points and 24.5 minutes per game. Tyler Seibring is averaging 14.5 points and 7 rebounds for Elon, Karolis Kundrotas is averaging 11.5 points, and Dainan Swoope is averaging 11 points. Elon can score with anyone it is just a matter of if they can defend.
South Florida is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 non-conference games, 0-6 against the spread against the CAA, and 16-36-1 against the spread in their last 53 home games. Elon is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 road games, 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games, and 5-2 against the spread following a loss.
Elon can put points on the board in a hurry and I see that being good enough here so I look for them to get the win and the cover.