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Northeastern vs. Elon - 1/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Elon Phoenix (10-5) at Northeastern Huskies (8-6)

College Basketball: Friday, January 5, 2018 at 7:00 pm (Matthews Arena)

The Line: Northeastern Huskies -5.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: Sports Live

The Elon Phoenix and Northeastern Huskies meet Friday in college basketball action at the Matthews Arena.

The Elon Phoenix look for another victory after winning seven of their last nine games. The Elon Phoenix are averaging 72.2 points on 43.3 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Dainan Swoope is averaging 14.9 points and 3.7 assists while Tyler Seibring is averaging 12.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. Brian Dawkins is the third double-digit scorer and Dmitri Thompson is grabbing 5.6 rebounds. The Elon Phoenix are shooting 34.8 percent from beyond the arc and 69.4 percent from the free throw line. The Elon Phoenix are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33.4 rebounds per game. The Elon Phoenix have lost five of their last seven road games.

Northeastern vs. Elon - 1/5/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Northeastern Huskies look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Northeastern Huskies are averaging 71.1 points on 46.5 percent shooting and allowing 70.2 points on 46.5 percent shooting. Vasa Pusica is averaging 15.7 points and 3.9 assists while Shawn Occeus is averaging 10.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. Donnell Gresham Jr. is grabbing 4.3 rebounds and Bolden Brace is dishing 2.1 assists. The Northeastern Huskies are shooting 33.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.5 percent from the free throw line. The Northeastern Huskies are allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.7 rebounds per game. The Northeastern Huskies have won five of their last six home games.

The Phoenix are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win, 3-9 ATS in their last 12 road games and 13-6 ATS in their last 19 vs. Colonial Athletic Association. The Huskies are 7-16 ATS in their last 23 games following a straight up loss. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings and the underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

Both of these teams head into this game hot and want to get another victory to build confidence heading into the emat of the schedule. Elon can struggle at times with consistent scoring and is just 4-7 ATS this season. Northeastern has a little more balance to its attack and has been consistent at home with its only loss being by one point to Hofstra. I'll eat the chalk with the Northeastern Huskies on their home court.

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