The Phoenix and Huskies are set to face off at 7:00 ET on FloH. The Huskies will host the game at Matthews Arena in Boston, MA. The over/under for this Coastal Athletic Association conference contest is set at 145.5 points, with Northeastern being favored by -8.5 at home against Elon.

ELON PHOENIX VS NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Elon Phoenix +8.5

This game will be played at Matthews Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE ELON PHOENIX:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Huskies.
  • Even though we have Northeastern winning straight-up, we like Elon at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 145.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Taking a Look at the Phoenix Chances on the Road

Elon is gearing up for their 28th game of the season, and currently holds a 12-15 record. In away games, they have a 5-10 record, while on their home court they have a 5-5 record. Elon’s ATS record is currently below .500 at 10-15. This season, they have gone 7-8 on the road vs. the spread and 3-7 at home.

Up to this point, games involving Elon have had an average of 148.5 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 146.5 points. Their over/under record is 14-10-1. Looking at the Phoenix’s last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 140 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Elon offense tallied 73 points in a matchup against UNCW. Their field goal percentage for the game was 49.1%, and they made 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring is Max Mackinnon, who is averaging 12.6 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, TK Simpkins also maintains a PPG average of 12.6 heading into game.

Facing Northeastern, Elon aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 76.0 points allowed per game (269th). In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Elon’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 43.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.

Can Northeastern Live Up to the Hype at Home?

In their previous game, Northeastern suffered a loss to Hofstra by a score of 82-62. Northeastern currently has a 10-17 overall record, with a 4-11 record on the road and a 6-6 record at home. As Northeastern enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 14-13. In their last ten games, Northeastern has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Northeastern comes in with an over/under record of 17-9-1 through 27 games, with their games averaging a combined 143.4 points per game so far. When assessing the Huskies’ performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 1-1-1, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

Most recently, the Northeastern offense finished with just 62 points vs. Hofstra. For the game, they hit 8/22 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 48%. The team’s top scorer is Chris Doherty, who comes into today’s matchup with an average of 13.3, while Harold Woods also maintains a PPG average of 10.4 leading up to the game.

In terms of defense, Northeastern is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 73.1 points per game. Northeastern’s three-point defense is currently 201st in the country at 8.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 47.4% of their shots vs. Northeastern.