Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Dragons 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! The Dragons come into this Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup as the betting favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 139.5 points.
DREXEL DRAGONS VS ELON PHOENIX BETTING PICK
The Pick: Elon Phoenix +8
This game will be played at Schar Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.
WHY BET THE ELON PHOENIX:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Phoenix.
- Not only will Elon pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +8.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 139.5 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.
Can the Dragons Grab a Win on the Road?
After winning their last game against North Carolina A&T, Drexel enters their matchup against Elon as the favorite. This season, the Dragons have been favored in 11 games, going 8-3 in those matchups.
So far, Drexel has an overall record of 11-6, including a 4-0 mark in Coastal Athletic Association games. The team’s average scoring margin on the road this season is +.3, and they have gone 5-5 away from home.
As the favorite, Drexel has gone 7-4 against the spread this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Dragons are 7-3 vs. the spread. On the road, Drexel has a 4-6 ATS mark this year and they are just 1-4 ATS in their last 5 road games.
So far this season, Drexel’s over/under record is 5-10-1. The average over/under line in their games is 135 and the average scoring total is 134.1. Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games. Currently, their last three games have an over/under record of 1-2 and their last five games have an over/under record of 3-2.
Against North Carolina A&T, the Drexel had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 72.8 points per game. They scored 67 points and posted a field goal percentage of 48.3% in the game. The team’s top scorer is Justin Moore, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13, while Amari Williams also maintains a PPG average of 11.6 leading up to the game.
The Dragons’ defense is presently ranked 20th nationally, allowing an average of 63.1 points per contest. Drexel will look once again to perform well on defense, holding North Carolina A&T to just 38% shooting in their most recent game.
Are Elon Ready for a Home Win?
Elon enters this game as the underdog, as they have been in nine of their 16 games this season. So far, they have gone 1-8 as the underdog, and they have been much better at home compared to on the road. The Phoenix are a perfect 4-0 at home this season and have won their last four games at home.
On the other hand, Elon has struggled on the road, going just 2-8 and losing their last six road games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -9.1 points per game compared to +7.0 points per game at home.
Elon has an ATS record of 6-8 this season and they are 2-2 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Phoenix have a mark of 3-7 vs. the spread. At home this season, Elon has gone 3-5 ATS.
Today’s over/under line of 139.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Elon’s games this season (148). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points.
Most recently, the Elon offense finished with just 62 points vs. Charleston. For the game, they hit 6/28 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 34.3%. Offensively, the Phoenix hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 156th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 112nd in terms of percentage and 91st in three-pointers made.
Currently, the Phoenix’s defense holds the 259th rank in the nation, allowing 75.9 points per game. Against Charleston in their most recent game, the Elon defense gave up a total of 80 points while allowing Charleston to hit 41% of their shots.