Looking to win big? The Huskies and Phoenix face off at 7:00 ET on FloH. The Phoenix are hosting the game at Schar Center in Elon, NC. The Huskies are the favorites in this Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup the against the Phoenix. The over/under for the game is set at 145 points.
NORTHEASTERN HUSKIES VS ELON PHOENIX BETTING PICK
The Pick: Elon Phoenix +3.5
This game will be played at Schar Center at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 20th.
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 +3.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 145 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.
Can the Huskies Live Up to the Hype on the Road?
Today, Northeastern will be the road favorite against Elon, as the Huskies are laying 3.5 points. Northeastern has an overall record of 7-11 this season, including a 2-3 mark in Coastal Athletic Association play. On the road, the Huskies have struggled, going just 2-8, and they have lost three straight.
Most recently, Northeastern fell to North Carolina A&T by a score of 72-65. Over the last 10 games, the Huskies have gone 2-8 on the road, and their average scoring margin is -8.4 points per game. So far this year, Northeastern has been favored in eight games, and they have a record of 5-3 when laying points.
When looking at Northeastern’s ATS record this season, they are currently sitting at .500 with a mark of 9-9. In their 18 games this year, they have been the favorite in 8 of them and have gone 5-3 vs. the spread in those contests. On the road, their ATS record is 4-6 and over their last 3 road games, they have failed to cover the spread all 3 times.
Throughout the season, the over/under record for Northeastern games is 12-6. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 138.4, while their matchups have averaged 143.1 points per game. Today’s over/under line of 145 is higher than the average OU line in their games, and this year, 17 of their matchups have had lower over/under lines than today’s OU line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 with an average scoring total of 133 points.
Coming off their recent game, the Northeastern offense tallied 65 points in a matchup against North Carolina A&T. Their field goal percentage for the game was 43.5%, and they made 2 threes. Chris Doherty led the team in scoring, putting up 23 points. Additionally, Rashad King contributed 11 points for the Huskies.
In terms of defense, Northeastern is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.8 points per game. Against North Carolina A&T in their most recent game, the Northeastern defense gave up a total of 72 points while allowing North Carolina A&T to hit 43% of their shots.
Will the Phoenix Come Through as Home Underdogs?
Elon comes into this game as a 3.5-point underdog, and they have gone 1-10 as the underdog this season. They are also just 4-2 at home this season compared to 2-8 on the road.
Over their last 10 games at home, Elon has gone 6-4, and they are coming off an 82-70 loss to UNCW. Overall, they have lost three straight games and come in with an 8-10 record.
Elon’s ATS record this season is 6-10, and they are just 2-4 against the spread at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Elon has gone just 3-7 vs. the spread.
Elon’s over/under record for the season sits at 10-5-1, and today’s line of 145 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year (147.5). So far, 13 of their matchups have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.
Against UNCW, the Elon had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 77.5 points per game. They scored 70 points and posted a field goal percentage of 44.9% in the game. Rob Higgins is currently the leading scorer for the team, entering today’s matchup with an average of 12. Meanwhile, Max Mackinnon also brings a PPG average of 11.9 into the game.
Coming into the game, Elon will be looking to improve their defense, as they are currently giving up 76.9 points per game (263rd). Against UNCW in their most recent game, the Elon defense gave up a total of 82 points while allowing UNCW to hit 44% of their shots.