Planning on watching today’s Aggies and Phoenix game? Catch the action at Schar Center in Elon, NC, as the Phoenix hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on FloH. The odds for this Coastal Athletic Association conference game currently have the Phoenix as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 158 points.

NORTH CAROLINA A&T AGGIES VS ELON PHOENIX BETTING PICK

The Pick: Elon Phoenix -6

This game will be played at Schar Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 6th.

WHY BET THE ELON PHOENIX:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-67 in favor of the Phoenix.
  • Not only will Elon pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 158 points, and we like the under with a projected 144 points.

Will North Carolina A&T Be The Talk of Schar Center?

North Carolina A&T comes into today’s game as a 6-point underdog. So far this season, the Aggies have gone 3-11 and are 2-5 on the road. Over their last 10 road games, they are just 2-8.

In their last game, North Carolina A&T faced off against Campbell and came away with a 76-62 victory. This season, the Aggies have been the underdog in 12 of their 14 games and have gone 3-9 in those matchups.

North Carolina A&T has been solid vs. the spread this season with a record of 6-6. They have been even better on the road, going 5-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Aggies have gone 5-5 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 158 is higher than the average over/under line in North Carolina A&T’s games this season (144.2). So far, the over/under record in their games is 8-4. Over their last three games, the OU record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

In their recent matchup, the North Carolina A&T offense ended with 76 points against Campbell. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.5% and made 9 threes. Landon Glasper was the leading scorer for the Aggies, putting up 19 points. In addition, Camian Shell contributed 18 points.

Coming into the game, North Carolina A&T will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 83.6 points per game (298th). Against Campbell in their most recent game, the North Carolina A&T defense gave up a total of 62 points while allowing Campbell to hit 47% of their shots.

Will the Phoenix Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

Elon comes into today’s game with an overall record of 7-7 and are 3-0 at home. They are favored by 6 points and have been favored in four of their 14 games this season.

So far this season, Elon has an average scoring margin of +3.3 points per game at home. In their last game, they lost to William & Mary by a score of 77-70. Over their last 10 home games, Elon has gone 8-2.

Elon’s ATS record this season is currently 5-7. At home, they are just 1-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, Elon has gone 3-7 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 158 is higher than the average over/under line in Elon’s games this season (146.3). In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total is 140 points. On the year, their over/under record is 8-3-1.

Compared to their season average of 79.8 points per game, Elon struggled in their previous game. Against William & Mary, the Phoenix scored 70 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 43.8%. Leading the team in scoring is Max Mackinnon, who is averaging 12 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Rob Higgins also maintains a PPG average of 11.2 heading into game.

Looking at the Elon defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 76.8 points per game (244th). Against William & Mary in their most recent game, the Elon defense gave up a total of 77 points while allowing William & Mary to hit 52% of their shots.