Don’t miss out on the NCAA showdown between the Hawks and Phoenix. The game is starting at 1:00 ET on FloH, and it’s hosted by the Phoenix at Schar Center in Elon, NC. Get ready to place your bets! Monmouth come into this Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup as the -2 favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 148.5 points.

MONMOUTH HAWKS VS ELON PHOENIX BETTING PICK

The Pick: Elon Phoenix +2

This game will be played at Schar Center at 1:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE ELON PHOENIX:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Phoenix.
  • Not only will Elon pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +2.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can The Hawks Secure a Win at Elon?

Monmouth has had a tough time on the road this season, as they have gone just 1-13 away from home. They have lost their last 12 road games, and they are coming off a 64-56 loss to Hampton.

Overall, the Hawks are 16-14 on the season, and they have gone 9-8 in Coastal Athletic Association play. They have been much better at home, going 15-1, compared to their 1-13 road record.

Monmouth has an ATS record of 18-11-1 this season, including a mark of 7-6-1 on the road. As the favorite, the Hawks are 7-5 vs. the spread this year and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games as the road team.

Monmouth’s over/under record this season is 15-13-2, and today’s line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (143.7). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-4-1.

Against Hampton, the Monmouth had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 71.9 points per game. They scored 56 points and posted a field goal percentage of 26.8% in the game. Xander Rice is leading the team in scoring at 20.5 points per contest. Jack Collins has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 10.7 going into the game.

Currently, the Hawks’ defense holds the 181st rank in the nation, allowing 72.5 points per game. Monmouth will look once again to perform well on defense, holding Hampton to just 39% shooting in their most recent game.

Will the Phoenix Come Through as Home Underdogs?

Elon comes into this game as a two-point underdog. So far this season, they have gone 3-16 when listed as the underdog.

At home, the Phoenix have gone 6-5 this season, and they have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games at home.

Elon has not fared well against the spread this season, going 12-16. However, their record vs. the spread as the underdog is 6-13. In their last 10 games as the underdog, Elon is just 3-7 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Elon’s games this season (146.2). So far, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those contests is 139 points.

The Elon offense is coming off a game in which they scored 76 points vs. William & Mary. Overall their field goal percentage was 47.3% while connecting on 9 threes. Max Mackinnon is the current leading scorer for the team, with an average of 12.5 as they approach today’s matchup. In addition, TK Simpkins brings a PPG average of 13 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Elon defense is giving up an average of 75.7 points per contest. In their previous game vs. William & Mary, the Tribe finished with a field goal percentage of 47% and a total of 71 points vs. Elon.