UNC Greensboro vs. Elon - 12/7/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Elon Phoenix (6-3) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (5-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -6 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Elon Phoenix take the floor at the UNC Greensboro Spartans in Thursday college basketball.
The Elon Phoenix look to continue their early season start that has seen the team win three straight capped off by a 71-65, overtime victory versus the Saint Peter’s Peacocks. Elon held a 37.5%-32% shooting edge but the Peacocks managed eleven more looks at the basket to stay competitive.
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The Phoenix were a three man offense that saw Tyler Seibring pour in a contest high 23 points with seven boards on 8-17 in 48 minutes followed by Brian Dawkins with 21 points and another eight boards on 9-16 from the field. Dainan Swoope gave Elon 17 points, six pulls and four assists while Dmitri Thompson hauled in ten rebounds and Sheldon Eberhardt handed out ten assists.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans had lost back to back games before getting back on the winning side of the ledger with a 76-75, three overtime victory at the Liberty Flames on Saturday. North Carolina-Greensboro held the Flames to 32.8% shooting and countered at 30.4% but hung tough because of 21 more looks at the basket.
The Spartans survived because of an explosive performance from Francis Alonso who led all scorers with 36 points, four yanks, three assists and two steals on 10-31 that included 7-19 from long range. Isaiah Miller added 13 points, six boards and five steals and James Dickey gave UNCG muscle on the backboards with 14 rebounds.
ELON are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games overall. Under is 16-7 in UNCG last 23 non-conference games and under is 15-7 in UNCG last 22 home games. ELON are 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings and favorite is 10-2 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
I don’t see a great deal of reason to make this spread what it is so I’ll grab the points…