High Point Panthers (3-4) vs. Elon Phoenix (2-6)
December 4, 2021 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Elon Phoenix -4.5 / High Point Panthers +4.5 ; Over/Under: 136.5
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The High Point Panthers will travel to the Schar Center to take on the Elon Phoenix this Saturday night in College Basketball action.
The High Point Panthers dropped to 3-4 on the season after being defeated by the Furman Paladins, 74-70 (2OT), this past Tuesday. High Point allowed Furman to fight back from a 57-53 deficit with just 1:51 left in regulation to force OT and could not fight back after the Paladins took a 71-65 lead with 1:05 left in double-OT. High Point shot 36.8% from the field & 25.0% from beyond the arc while allowing Furman to shoot 38.0% from the field & 25.9% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Panthers was John-Michael Wright who had 26 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, & 1 steal.
On the season, High Point is averaging 75.4 ppg on 42.8% shooting from the field. The Panthers are averaging 7.6 three-pointers per game on 35.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, High Point has been led by John-Michael Wright (20.1 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.3 apg, 1.0 spg), Jaden House (13.9 ppg, 5.1 rpg, 1.9 apg), Zack Austin (13.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.3 apg, 1.3 spg, 3.4 bpg), & Bryant Randleman (8.4 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.8 apg, 3.4 spg).
Defensively, High Point is allowing their opponents to average 70.7 ppg on 40.5% shooting from the field. The Panthers have a rebound margin of 1.0 and a turnover margin of 0.1.
The Elon Phoenix lost their 5th straight game and dropped to 2-6 on the season after being defeated by the UNC Greensboro Spartans, 74-61, this past Tuesday. Elon struggled to get anything going on the offensive end against UNC Greensboro and could not fight back after going into halftime trailing by a 39-25 margin. Elon shot just 35.7% from the field & 30.0% from beyond the arc while allowing UNC Greensboro to shoot 46.5% from the field & 42.1% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Phoenix was Darius Burford who had 15 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, & 4 steals.
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On the season, Elon is averaging 72.6 ppg on 41.9% shooting from the field. The Phoenix are averaging 10.4 three-pointers per game on 36.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Elon has been led by Darius Burford (12.4 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 3.4 apg, 1.4 spg), Zac Ervin (12.1 ppg, 4.3 rpg), Hunter McIntosh (11.0 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 3.0 apg), & Torrence Watson (10.5 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.3 apg).
Defensively, Elon is allowing their opponents to an average of 76.4 ppg on 44.6% shooting from the field. The Phoenix have a rebound margin of -5.1 and a turnover margin of 0.4.
The Panthers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall & 8-2 ATS in their last 10 Saturday games. The Phoenix are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall & 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following a ATS loss.
High Point comes into this game ranked just t-224th in scoring defense, however, the offense has been solid this season as they come into this game ranked t-121st in scoring offense & 118thin 3P-FG%. Elon has been able to put up some offense this season, especially from beyond the arc as the Phoenix rank 25th in three-pointers made per game, however, the defense has struggled as Elon comes into this matchup ranked just 306th in scoring defense.
Elon has struggled as of late, however, the Phoenix have played a tough schedule to start the season and I think the Phoenix are better than what we’ve seen so far. High Point will have the best player on the court in John-Michael Wright, however, Elon is the better overall team and as I think the Phoenix offense has plenty of success on their home court in this one, I think Elon does enough to cover this small home spread. Good Luck!