The Colonial Conference Tourney matchup between the Elon Phoenix (13-20, 9-11 CAA) and the Northeastern Huskies (16-15, 10-9 CAA) will take place at Entertainment & Sports Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET on Monday, March 9, 2020, and it can be seen on CBS Sports Network.
Elon Phoenix vs. Northeastern Huskies ATS Preview
The Phoenix defeated the William & Mary Tribe in their last game, 68-63. Hunter Woods was Elon’s high scorer with 20 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Elon dominated nearly every stat category in the game. They had an absurd offensive rebounding percentage of 34.1 (above their season average of 23.0) and a turnover percentage of 10.7 (better than their season average of 15.4). For those same stats, William & Mary was 25.8 and 13.3, respectively.
In the Huskies’ previous matchup, they topped the Towson Tigers, 72-62. Northeastern rallied around Bolden Brace, who contributed 15 points and eight rebounds. The Huskies had a turnover percentage of 10.7 (better than their season average of 16.5) and had an effective field goal percentage of 0.578 (above their season average of 0.547).
Northeastern could have their way on the offensive side of the ball as their high-powered offense faces off against one of the country’s worst defenses. The Huskies currently rank 59th in offensive efficiency, while Elon ranks 318th in defensive efficiency. Also, the Phoenix, who rank 310th in offensive rebounding percentage (23.4 percent), could have a tough time getting put-back points against the Huskies, who rank 26th in defensive rebounding percentage (76.5 percent).
Elon Phoenix vs. Northeastern Huskies Free Prediction
Free Prediction: SU Winner – Northeastern, ATS Winner – Northeastern, O/U – Under
The Huskies rank 26th in assists allowed per game (10.5) while the Phoenix rank 123rd (12.4).
Northeastern ranks 21st in blocks allowed per game (2.4) while Elon ranks 81st (2.9).
Northeastern ranks 44th in steals per game (7.7) while Elon ranks 240th (4.6).
The Huskies rank seventh in rebounds allowed per game (29.8) while the Phoenix rank 147th (35.1).
Elon ranks 14th in three pointers attempted per game (28.0) while Northeastern ranks 150th (21.8).
The Huskies’ average margin of victory in their last five games has been 2.8, down from 5.1 for the season.
During their last five games, the Phoenix have scored an average of 70.2 points per game (1.2 above their season average) and allowed an average of 71.2 points per game (0.6 below their season average).