Elon vs. Saint Peter's - 12/2/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Saint Peter's Peacocks (3-3) at Elon Phoenix (5-3)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Alumni Gym-NC)
The Line: Elon Phoenix -5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks collide with the Elon Phoenix in a Saturday college basketball tilt.
The Saint Peter’s Peacocks look for win number three in a row after throttling Fairleigh Dickinson 77-53 behind a big second half. Saint Peter’s took a six point lead in to the half before a 44-26 run over the final 20 minutes to turn this in to laugher. The Peacocks held a 46.9%-26.8% for a decisive 14 more field goals.
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A balanced Peacocks attack featured five double digit scores with Nick Griffin topping the team with 19 points, six boards and five assists on 7-15 from the floor with Samuel Idowu adding 16 points and eight rebounds on 6-12 shooting including four bombs. Nnamdi Enechionyia each scored 12 points with SPU getting eleven points and eight boards from Quinn Taylor.
The Elon Phoenix have been red hot with wins in four of five to kick off the 2017-18 campaign at 5-3. Elon defeated the South Florida Bulls 79-78 in overtime as a 9.5 point underdog on Thursday. The Bulls held a slight 45.7%-44.3% shooting edge but a few more makes at the charity stripe by the Phoenix was the difference.
Dimitri Thompson saved the Phoenix offense with 23 points and four yanks on 8-14 from the field followed by a 15 point, seven board effort from Tyler Seibring. Steven Santa Ana gave Elon 14 points and six pulls on 6-11 from the floor with Dainan Swoope netting 13 points.
Under is 10-1 in Saint Peter’s last 11 Saturday games and under is 16-5 in Saint Peter’s last 21 non-conference games and under is 19-6-1 in Saint Peter’s last 26 road games. ELON are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games and under is 21-6 in ELON last 27 Saturday games and ELON are 18-38 ATS in their last 56 home games.
I’ll take a shot with the Phoenix who are supposed to challenge for the Colonial title…