Planning on watching today’s Phoenix and Huskies game? Catch the action at Matthews Arena in Boston, MA, as the Huskies hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on FloH. 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.

Will Elon Find a Way to Win on the Road?

The Elon Phoenix will take on Northeastern with a 12-15 overall record. The Phoenix are 5-10 on the road and 5-5 at home. Elon has a sub-.500 ATS record at 10-15. However, in their last ten games, Elon has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

Elon comes in with an over/under record of 14-10-1 through 27 games, with their games averaging a combined 148.5 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Phoenix’s games have averaged 138 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.

In their latest game, Elon offense put up 73 points against UNCW. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 49.1% and made 9 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Max Mackinnon with 21 points. TK Simpkins also added 14 points for the Phoenix.

Facing Northeastern, Elon aims for a better defensive performance, given their current average of 76.0 points allowed per game (269th). The Elon defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 72 points and allowed UNCW to connect on 8 threes.

Will the Huskies Win at Home?

Northeastern has played a total of 27 games and currently holds a 10-17 record. In away games, the Huskies are 4-11, while on their home floor they are 6-6. Northeastern has a winning ATS record, sitting above .500 at 14-13. In their last ten games, Northeastern has gone 3-2 vs. the spread.

After 27 games, Northeastern has an over/under record of 17-9-1, with their games averaging a combined 143.4 points per game so far. When looking at the Huskies’ last three games, their over/under record is 1-1-1, with their games averaging 144 points per game.

The Northeastern offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 62 points versus Hofstra. During the game, they attempted 22 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 48%. Offensively, the Huskies have a season long field goal percentage of 46%, which is 112nd in the nation. In terms of three-pointers, they are 320th in percentage and 287th in three-pointers made.

On the defensive side, Northeastern is currently hovering around the NCAA’s average for points allowed, conceding an average of 73.1 points per game. In their most recent game, the Northeastern defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Hofstra knocked down 13 three-pointers on their way to 82 points.