Northeastern vs. Elon - 3/9/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Elon Phoenix (13-20) at Northeastern Huskies (16-15)
College Basketball: Monday, March 9, 2020 at 8:30 pm (Entertainment & Sports Arena)
The Line: Northeastern Huskies -8 -- Over/Under:
TV: CBS Sports Network
The Elon Phoenix and Northeastern Huskies meet Monday in the college basketball CAA Tournament at the Entertainment and Sports Arena .
The Elon Phoenix look for another win after beating William & Mary on Sunday. The Elon Phoenix are averaging 69.2 points on 41.7 percent shooting and allowing 72.5 points on 44.2 percent shooting. Marcus Sheffield II is averaging 18.4 points and 2.9 assists while Hunter McIntosh is averaging 11.5 points and 3.2 rebounds. Hunter Woods is dishing 1.7 assists and Zac Ervin is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Elon Phoenix are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 74.1 percent from the free throw line. The Elon Phoenix are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 28.8 rebounds per game. The Elon Phoenix have won five of their last seven non-home games.
The Northeastern Huskies look for a win after beating Towson on Sunday. The Northeastern Huskies are averaging 71.5 points on 47.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Jordan Roland is averaging 22.7 points and 3.5 rebounds while Tyson Walker is averaging 10.6 points and 2.1 rebounds. Bolden Brace is the third double-digit scorer and Tomas Murphy is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Northeastern Huskies are shooting 36.5 percent from beyond the arc and 79.6 percent from the free throw line. The Northeastern Huskies are allowing 32.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.1 rebounds per game. The Northeastern Huskies have lost five of their last seven non-home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Elon Phoenix beat Northeastern about a month ago despite being 7.5-point udnerdogs, snapping a six-game losing streak against the Huskies. The Northeastern Huskies are also just 5-8 against the spread this season when favorites of five or more points, and they can be shaky at best defensively at times. The Elon Phoenix have not been good in non-home games this season where they lose by an average of 9.2 points and shoot just 38.5 percent from the field, but this feels like a tad bit too many points in a big tournament game. Give me Elon and the free buckets.