Making on a bet on this NCAA game featuring the Phoenix versus the Cougars? Tip off is at at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on FloH. The game will be played at TD Arena in Charleston, SC. The over/under for this game is set at 160 points, and the Cougars are the home favorites against the Phoenix in a Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup.

ELON PHOENIX VS CHARLESTON COUGARS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Elon Phoenix +17

This game will be played at TD Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 11th.

WHY BET THE ELON PHOENIX:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Cougars.
  • Even though we have Charleston winning straight-up, we like Elon at +17.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 160 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will the Phoenix Win on the Road?

Elon enters this game as a 17-point underdog, and they have gone 1-7 in their eight games as the underdog this season. So far, the Phoenix have gone 8-7 overall, including a 1-1 record in the Coastal Athletic Association. On the road, Elon has gone just 2-7 this season, and they have lost their last five games away from home.

Coming off a 77-59 win over North Carolina A&T, Elon’s record over their last 10 games is 2-8. For the season, Elon is scoring 75.5 points per game while allowing 73.8 points per game. The over/under for this game is set at 160 points.

So far this season, Elon has an ATS record of 6-7, including a mark of 4-5 vs. the spread on the road. Over their last 10 road games, the Phoenix are 4-6 vs. the spread, and they have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

Elon’s over/under record this season sits at 8-4-1, and today’s line of 160 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (147.1). So far, 10 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 147 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 4-4.

The Elon offense is coming off a game where they scored 77 points against North Carolina A&T. They posted a field goal percentage of 40.9% and connected on 14 threes. The Elon offense has been looking to get up shots from outside so far this season, averaging 23.4 three-point attempts per contest. Overall, they have connected on 37% of their looks from outside this season.

Coming into today’s game, the Elon defense is giving up an average of 75.6 points per contest. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.1 threes per game vs. Charleston. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 28.2%.

Will Charleston Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

Charleston will look to extend its winning streak to seven games when it hosts Elon as a 17-point favorite. The Cougars have been dominant at home this season, going 5-0 with an average scoring margin of +8.4 points per game.

Overall, Charleston is 11-4, including a 2-0 mark in Coastal Athletic Association play. The team’s record as the favorite is 7-3, and it is coming off a 93-87 win over Stony Brook.

As the favorite this season, Charleston has a 3-6-1 record vs. the spread. At home, their ATS mark is 3-2. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Cougars are 3-6-1 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 160 is higher than the average over/under line in Charleston’s games this season (152.1). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1 and over their last five games, the over/under record is 3-1. So far this season, their over/under record is 8-6.

Charleston’s offense is coming off a good game, putting up 93 points vs. Stony Brook. Overall, they hit 55.9% of their shots from the field and went 14/18 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring is Ben Burnham, who is averaging 12.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Reyne Smith also maintains a PPG average of 12.3 heading into game.

At this time, the Cougars’ defense is positioned 219th in the country, permitting 74.5 points per game. Against Stony Brook, the Cougars’ defense gave up 87 points and did a good job not fouling. For the game, Stony Brook only made 9 free-throws.