Looking to win big? The Pirates and Phoenix face off at 4:30 ET on FloH. The Phoenix are hosting the game at Entertainment and Sports Arena in Washington, DC. This Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup has an over/under of 148 points, and Elon is favored to win by -4 at home vs. Hampton.

HAMPTON PIRATES VS ELON PHOENIX BETTING PICK

The Pick: Elon Phoenix -4

This game will be played at Entertainment and Sports Arena at 4:30 ET on Friday, March 8th.

WHY BET THE ELON PHOENIX:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-68 in favor of the Phoenix.
  • Not only will Elon pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -4.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148 points, and we like the under with a projected 145 points.

Does Hampton Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Hampton comes into this game as a +4 underdog, and they have been the underdog in 24 of their 31 games this season. They are 5-19 in those games, including a 3-13 record on the road.

Over their last 10 road games, the Pirates are just 2-8, and they have lost their last two on the road. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -11.0 points per game.

As the underdog this season, Hampton has gone 13-11 vs. the spread. On the road, their ATS record is 10-6, and they have gone 6-4 ATS in their last 10 road games. Overall, the Pirates’ ATS mark for the year is 13-14.

Hampton’s over/under record for the season is 12-15 and their games have averaged 149.3 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 148 is lower than the average OU line in their games this season (150.3). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points and their over/under record during this stretch is 1-2. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line.

In their recent game, the Pirates’ offense concluded with 73 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 73 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Kyrese Mullen, who is averaging 15.1 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Tedrick Wilcox Jr. also maintains a PPG average of 11.6 heading into game.

Currently, the Pirates’ defense holds the 294th rank in the nation, allowing 76.9 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Hampton’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 42.4% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 30.9% this season.

Will the Phoenix Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Elon has been the favorite in nine games this season, and they have gone 8-1 in those contests. At home, the Phoenix have gone 6-6 this year, and they are coming off a loss to Monmouth, 85-70.

For the season, Elon has gone 13-18, and they are 6-12 in the Coastal Athletic Association. They have gone 7-6 in non-conference play, and their average scoring margin at home is -3.1 points per game.

Elon has an ATS record of 12-17 this season, going 6-3 vs. the spread when favored. At home, the Phoenix are just 4-8 ATS this year and have gone 3-7 in their last 10 games as the favorite.

Elon’s over/under record this season is 17-11-1 and the average point total in their games is 147.7. Today’s over/under line of 148 is higher than the average OU line in their games of 146.2. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 151 points and their over/under record in those games is 3-0.

The Elon offense is coming off a game in which they scored 70 points vs. Monmouth. Overall their field goal percentage was 41.1% while connecting on 11 threes. In terms of offense, the Phoenix have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 223rd in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 106th in percentage and 62nd in three-pointers made.

At this time, the Phoenix’s defense is positioned 279th in the country, permitting 76.0 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.8 threes per game vs. Hampton. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 32.5%.