James Madison vs. Elon - 2/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

James Madison vs. Elon - 2/20/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Elon Phoenix at James Madison Dukes

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Jmu Convocation Center)

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The Elon Phoenix and James Madison Dukes meet Thursday in college basketball action at the JMU Convocation Center.

The Elon Phoenix look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Elon Phoenix are averaging 68.8 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 71.9 points on 44 percent shooting. Marcus Sheffield II is averaging 18.5 points and 2.9 assists while Hunter McIntosh is averaging 10.6 points and 3.2 rebounds. Hunter Woods is the third double-digit scorer and Zac Ervin is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Elon Phoenix are shooting 36.4 percent from beyond the arc and 74.2 percent from the free throw line. The Elon Phoenix are allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 29.2 rebounds per game. The Elon Phoenix have lost six of their last eight road games.

The James Madison Dukes need a win after losing 10 of their last 11 games. The James Madison Dukes are averaging 72.9 points on 41.3 percent shooting and allowing 76.4 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Matt Lewis is averaging 18.9 points and 5.7 rebounds while Darius Banks is averaging 12.6 points and 1.4 assists. Dwight Wilson is the third double-digit scorer and Deshon Parker is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The James Madison Dukes are shooting 32 percent from beyond the arc and 65.1 percent from the free throw line. The James Madison Dukes are allowing 33.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.7 rebounds per game. The James Madison Dukes have lost six of their last seven home games.

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The underdog is 6-0 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The road team is 8-3 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

The James Madison Dukes have lost 10 of their last 11 games and aren't having much success at home. The James Madison Dukes are also just 4-8 ATS at home and 8-16 ATS on the season. The Elon Phoenix won the first meeting this season and are 7-5 ATS on the road as well as 14-10-1 ATS on the season. Elon is the better team both SU and ATS no matter how you slice it. I'll take the free bucket. 

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Randy’s Pick Elon Phoenix +2.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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