The Phoenix and Seahawks are set to face off at 7:00 ET on FloH. The Seahawks will host the game at Trask Coliseum in Wilmington, NC. This Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup has an over/under of 144.5 points, and UNCW is favored to win by -16.5 at home vs. Elon.

ELON PHOENIX VS UNCW SEAHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Elon Phoenix +16.5

This game will be played at Trask Coliseum at 7:00 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE ELON PHOENIX:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-69 in favor of the Seahawks.
  • Even though we have UNCW winning straight-up, we like Elon at +16.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 144.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Elon?

Elon has not been a good team on the road this season, as they have gone just 4-10. Their average scoring margin on the road is -8.3 points per game. In their last game, they defeated Delaware 73-67.

So far this season, Elon has been the underdog in 16 of their 26 games. They have gone just 2-14 in those games. Overall, they are 11-15, including a 4-9 record in the Coastal Athletic Association. This season, they have been the underdog in 16 of their 26 games.

Elon has an ATS record of 9-15 this season, including a mark of 6-8 vs. the spread on the road. As the underdog, the Phoenix have gone 4-12 vs. the spread in 2019-20 and are just 1-9 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

So far this season, Elon games have an over/under record of 13-10-1. The average over/under line in their games is 146.6 and their games have averaged 148.6 points. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average scoring total of their games this season. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

The Phoenix’s offense wrapped up their last game with 73 points, aligning closely with their current season average of 74.7 points per contest. The top scorer for the Phoenix was Max Mackinnon with 26 points, while TK Simpkins also chipped in with 25 points.

The Phoenix’s defense is presently ranked 268th nationally, allowing an average of 76.2 points per contest. Elon’s three-point defense is currently 153rd in the country at 7.3 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 43.1% of their shots vs. Elon.

Will UNCW Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

UNCW will look to continue their strong play at home, where they have gone 7-1 this season, and they have won their last six games at home. So far this season, they have been favored in 17 of their 25 games, and they have gone 13-4 in those contests.

Most recently, the Seahawks took on North Carolina A&T and came away with a 73-54 victory. Over their last 10 games at home, they have gone 9-1.

UNCW has an overall ATS record of 11-11 this season and they are 3-5 vs. the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Seahawks have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

UNCW’s over/under record for the season sits at 13-9 and the average scoring total in their games is 147.4. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average OU line in their games this year (144.1). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 139 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-5.

Compared to their season average of 80.8 points per game, UNCW struggled in their previous game. Against North Carolina A&T, the Seahawks scored 73 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 49.1%. Leading the team in scoring was Shykeim Phillips with 24 points. KJ Jenkins also added 12 points for the Seahawks.

On defense, UNCW is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 70.4 points per game. In their previous game vs. North Carolina A&T, the Aggies finished with a field goal percentage of 49% and a total of 54 points vs. UNCW.