Elon Phoenix (1-0) vs. East Tennessee State Buccaneers (1-0)
November 11, 2022 8:30 pm EDT
The Line: East Tennessee State Buccaneers -4.5 / Elon Phoenix +4.5; Over/Under: +139.5
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The Elon Phoenix and East Tennessee State Buccaneers meet Friday in college basketball action at the Harrah’s Cherokee Center. The Elon Phoenix look for a 2-0 start. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers look to remain undefeated.
The Elon Phoenix are averaging 80 points on 43.1 percent shooting and allowing 56 points on 36.1 percent shooting. Torrence Watson is averaging 16 points and 4 assists, while Deandre Smart is averaging 15 points and 5 rebounds. JaDun Michael is the third double-digit scorer and Zac Ervin is dishing 4 assists. The Elon Phoenix are shooting 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.2 percent from the free throw line. The Elon Phoenix are allowing 14.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 47 rebounds per game.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are averaging 88 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 66 points on 48 percent shooting. Justice Smith is averaging 20 points and 6 rebounds, while Brock Jancek is averaging 14 points and 1 assist. DeAnthony Tipler is the third double-digit scorer and Jaden Seymour is grabbing 9 rebounds. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are shooting 39.1 percent from beyond the arc and 60 percent from the free throw line. The East Tennessee State Buccaneers are allowing 27.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40 rebounds per game.
The Phoenix are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Buccaneers are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 Friday games and 6-2 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. The under is 36-15 in Phoenix last 51 overall. The under is 14-6 in Buccaneers last 20 neutral site games.
The East Tennessee State Buccaneers have a lot of new faces on their roster and guys who are being asked to step up, but they play with a quick pace and can ware teams down that aren’t ready for that style. The Elon Phoenix don’t see teams like this often, and we can’t ignore the slow start against the Erskine College Flying Fleet in their opener. East Tennessee State should be able to cover the reasonable number here.