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Elon vs. Drexel - 2/2/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Drexel at Elon
Date & Time Saturday February 2, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Alumni Gym (Elon University)
Elon, NC
The Line
Elon Phoenix +1 -- Over/Under: 154
TV Channel
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The Drexel Dragons will travel to Alumni Gym (Elon University) to take on the Elon Phoenix this Saturday night in College Basketball action.

The Drexel Dragons lost their 2nd straight game and dropped to 10-13 (4-6 CAA) on the season after being defeated by the William & Mary Tribe, 75-69, this past Thursday. Drexel led by a 39-31 margin at halftime however struggled offensively in the 2nd half and allowed William & Mary to secure the come from behind win after the Tribe finished the final 4:05 of regulation on an 11-4 run. Drexel allowed William & Mary to shoot 46.6% from the field & 42.9% from beyond the arc in the loss. Leading the way for the Dragons was Camren Wynter who had 17 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, and 2 steals.

On the season, Drexel is averaging 77.7 ppg on 46.6% shooting from the field. The Dragons are averaging 7.5 three-pointers per game on 35.6% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Drexel has been led by Troy Harper (16.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.3 apg), Alihan Demir (14.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 2.9 apg), Trevor John (12.2 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.3 apg), and Camren Wynter (10.5 ppg, 4.8 rpg, 5.2 apg, 1.4 spg).

Defensively, Drexel is allowing their opponents to average 78.4 ppg on 48.1% shooting from the field. The Dragons have a rebound margin of 2.6 and a turnover margin of -1.0.

The Elon Phoenix won their 2nd straight game and improved to 8-15 (4-6 CAA) on the season after defeating the Delaware Blue Hens, 57-56, this past Thursday. In a tight, back and forth game, Elon was able to secure the victory at home after a Tyler Seibring hit the game-winning jumper for the Phoenix with just :04 seconds left in regulation. Elon held Delaware to just 38.3% shooting from the field and 25.0% from beyond the arc in the victory. Leading the way for the Phoenix was Tyler Seibring who had a double-double with 22 points, 11 rebounds, and a block.

On the season, Elon is averaging 69.8 ppg on 43.6% shooting from the field. The Phoenix are averaging 10.0 three-pointers per game on 35.1% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Elon has been led by Tyler Seibring (17.6 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.4 apg), Steve Santa Ana (15.7 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.1 apg), Sheldon Eberhardt (9.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 3.6 apg), and Nathan Priddy (7.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 2.6 apg).

Defensively, Elon is allowing their opponents to average 75.7 ppg on 44.7% shooting from the field. The Phoenix have a rebound margin of -2.6 and a turnover margin of -3.3.

The Dragons are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % below .400. The Phoenix are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. CAA opponents, however, just 4-9 ATS in their last 13 home games.

Drexel has lost 3 of their last 5 games and although their offense can put points up on the board as the Dragons rank 74th in scoring offense, Drexel’s defense has struggled this season as they currently rank just 322nd in scoring defense & 343rd in defensive FG%. Elon has won 3 of their last 4 games and although they rank just 266th in scoring offense & 278th in scoring defense, the Phoenix have done a decent job making three-pointers as they rank 18th in three-pointers made per game.

Drexel has an offensive that can put up points, however, this is a team that has struggled defensively and come into this game just 2-9 on the road this season. Elon statistics don’t jump out of you, however, they have a solid duo with Tyler Seibring & Steve Santa Ana and as they are playing some of their best basketball of the season over the last two weeks, I think the Phoenix will do enough at home to get the win. Take Elon and the point. 

Elon Phoenix +1

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