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Delaware vs Elon 1/22/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Elon Phoenix (5-14) vs. Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens (13-6)
January 22, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
The Line: Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens -9.5 / Elon Phoenix +9.5 ; Over/Under: 146
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The Elon Phoenix will travel to the Bob Carpenter Center to take on the Delaware Blue Hens this Saturday afternoon in College Basketball action.

The Elon Phoenix dropped to 5-13 on the season after being defeated by the Drexel Dragons, 77-49, this past Thursday. Elon had no answers on either end of the court for Drexel and could not fight back after falling behind by a 57-34 margin with 10:43 left in regulation. Elon shot 33.3% from the field & 27.3% from beyond the arc while allowing Drexel to shoot 52.8% from the field & 60.0% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Phoenix was Michael Graham who had a double-double with 14 points, 17 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, & 1 steal.

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On the season, Elon is averaging 68.1 ppg on 42.6% shooting from the field. The Phoenix are averaging 9.6 three-pointers per game on 36.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Elon has been led by Darius Burford (12.2 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.6 spg), Hunter McIntosh (11.8 ppg, 2.6 rpg, 3.0 apg), Michael Graham (8.7 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 1.1 bpg), & Hunter Woods (7.5 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 1.8 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, Elon is allowing their opponents to average 74.0 ppg on 43.7% shooting from the field. The Phoenix have a rebound margin of -4.2 and a turnover margin of -2.0.

The Delaware Blue Hens won their 2nd straight game and improved to 13-6 on the season after defeating the William & Mary Tribe, 84-74, this past Thursday. Delaware led by a 42-36 margin at halftime and was able to pull away in the 2nd half after taking a 71-56 lead with 9:16 left in regulation. Delaware shot 50.8% from the field & 41.4% from beyond the arc while allowing William & Mary to shoot 39.7% from the field & 43.5% from beyond the arc. Leading the way for the Blue Hens was Kevin Anderson who had 13 points, 2 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 block, & 3 steals.

On the season, Delaware is averaging 75.7 ppg on 47.5% shooting from the field. The Blue Hens are averaging 8.4 three-pointers per game on 36.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Delaware has been led by Dylan Painter (14.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.1 apg, 1.2 bpg), Jameer Nelson Jr. (13.8 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.5 spg), Ryan Allen (13.6 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.5 apg), & Kevin Anderson (11.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 3.6 apg, 1.3 spg).

Defensively, Delaware is allowing their opponents to average 71.0 ppg on 42.9% shooting from the field. The Blue Hens have a rebound margin of 1.1 and a turnover margin of -0.6.

The Phoenix are 6-10-1 ATS overall on the season and just 3-5 ATS in their last 8 away games. The Blue Hens are 8-10 ATS overall on the season and just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.

Elon has struggled on both ends of the court this season as the Phoenix come into this game ranked just 267th in scoring offense, 252nd in FG%, t-288th in scoring defense, & 230th in defensive FG%. Delaware has been led by their offense which ranks 87th in scoring offense & 35th in FG%, however, the defense has struggled a bit and currently rank just t-236th in scoring defense & 190th in defensive FG%.

Elon continues to struggle on the road, dropping to 0-8 on the season after their blowout loss to Drexel. Delaware is 6-0 at home this season and has been playing some of their best basketball of the season as of late, which includes impressive road wins at Charleston, Drexel, & Northeastern. Delaware is the better team in this one and as I think their offense has plenty of success against Elon on their home court, I think the Blue Hens do enough in this one to win by double digits and cover this large home spread. Good Luck!

Brett Nault's Free Pick:
Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens -9.5

Brett Nault

Brett has been involved with sports his entire life, whether playing them or betting on them, and loves using his education in data analytics to break down all matchups to get you a competitive edge. Follow Brett Nault on Twitter @BrettCU05

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