North Carolina A&T Aggies (6-11) vs. Elon Phoenix (2-14)
January 11, 2023 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Elon Phoenix +2 / North Carolina A&T Aggies -2; Over/Under: +144
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The North Carolina A&T Aggies and the Elon Phoenix meet Wednesday in college basketball action from Schar Center. North Carolina A&T is 6-11 on the season. The Aggies lost to UNC Wilmington in their last game on Saturday. As for Elon, they’re 2-14 and coming off a loss to UNC Wilmington last Wednesday. Check back all season long for free college basketball picks at Sports Chat Place.
Through 10 games this year, North Carolina A&T was 5-5 with losses to Iowa, Iowa State, Gardner-Webb, Wofford and Houston. The Aggies have lost six of their last seven versus Norfolk State, UTEP, New Mexico State, Northeastern, Charleston and UNCW.
Matched up against UNC Wilmington back on Saturday, the Aggies trailed 30-27 going into halftime. North Carolina A&T didn’t end up getting any closer and fell 66-61. Kam Woods was tops in scoring with 24 points.
Over on the Elon side, they won their opener versus Erskine then took eight straight losses before another victory over JWU-Charlotte. The Phoenix have since lost to Presbyterian, Valparaiso, Indiana, Drexel, Delaware and UNC Wilmington.
Last Wednesday in the UNC Wilmington game, the Phoenix were outscored 38-29 in the first half. Elon trailed 43-37 in the second on the way to an 81-66 loss. Zac Ervin put up 16 points with three rebounds and two assists to lead the team.
PICK: I’ll probably stay with North Carolina A&T. That said, I’m probably staying away; there’s not a lot to get excited about in this matchup. The Aggies have had some manageable matchups over the last seven games with very little success. North Carolina A&T has scored well here and there however; they’ve hit 76 or more points in four of the last five games. As for Elon, they’ve been at 66 or fewer points in five of their last six outings and probably won’t hang a ton of offense here either. It should be the Aggies’ cover to take.