Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Fightin’ Blue Hens and Phoenix. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on FloH, and it’s hosted by the Phoenix at Schar Center in Elon, NC. Get ready to place your bets! Delaware come into this Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup as the -7 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 147 points.

DELAWARE FIGHTIN’ BLUE HENS VS ELON PHOENIX BETTING PICK

The Pick: Elon Phoenix +7

This game will be played at Schar Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 15th.

WHY BET THE ELON PHOENIX:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 76-68 in favor of the Phoenix.
  • Not only will Elon pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +7.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will Delaware Find a Way to Win on the Road?

Delaware enters this game as the favorite, as they have been in 15 of their 25 games this season. They have gone 12-3 in those games, and they have won four straight games overall. Their record on the road this season is 7-4, and they have gone 6-4 in their last 10 games away from home.

Most recently, the Fightin’ Blue Hens were in action against William & Mary, and they came away with a 69-58 victory. So far this season, they have gone 16-9, including an 8-4 mark in Coastal Athletic Association play.

Delaware has an overall ATS record of 13-10 this season, including an 8-3 mark on the road. As the favorite, the Blue Hens are just 7-8 vs. the spread this year. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Delaware has gone just 3-7 ATS.

So far this season, the over/under record for Delaware games is 12-11 and today’s line of 147 is higher than the average over/under line in their games of 142.9. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their OU record during this stretch is 2-1. On the year, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line.

Against William & Mary, the Delaware had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.6 points per game. They scored 69 points and posted a field goal percentage of 43.3% in the game. Leading the team in scoring was Jyare Davis with 21 points. Niels Lane also added 16 points for the Fightin’ Blue Hens.

At present, the Fightin’ Blue Hens’ defense is nationally ranked 106th, allowing 69.7 points per game. In today’s game vs. Elon, the Delaware defense will be looking to do a better job avoiding putting opponents on the line. In their last game, Delaware made 15 free-throws vs. the Fightin’ Blue Hens.

Can Elon Secure a Home Victory?

Elon will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when they take on Delaware. The Phoenix have gone 10-15 overall and are 3-9 in Coastal Athletic Association play. They have gone 4-10 on the road this season with an average scoring margin of -8.3 points per game.

Elon has gone 1-14 as an underdog this season, and they are currently on a five-game losing streak at home. So far, they have gone 4-5 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is -3.7 points per game.

Elon’s ATS record this season is 8-15, including a mark of 2-7 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Phoenix have gone just 1-9 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 147 is right in line with the average over/under line in Elon games this season (146.6). So far, the over/under record in their games is 13-9-1. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points compared to their average over/under line of 146.6 this season.

In contrast to their season average of 74.8 points per game, the Elon had a below average performance. They scored 55 points against Towson and had a field goal percentage of 35.4%. Leading the team in scoring is Max Mackinnon, who is averaging 11.8 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, TK Simpkins also maintains a PPG average of 12 heading into game.

Coming into today’s game, the Elon defense is giving up an average of 76.6 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Towson, the Tigers finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 80 points vs. Elon.