Planning on watching today’s Seawolves and Phoenix game? Catch the action at Schar Center in Elon, NC, as the Phoenix hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on FloH. Stony Brook is favored by -3.5 in this Coastal Athletic Association conference matchup the against Elon. The over/under for the game is set at 145 points.
STONY BROOK SEAWOLVES VS ELON PHOENIX BETTING PICK
The Pick: Elon Phoenix +3.5
This game will be played at Schar Center at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 8th.
WHY BET THE ELON PHOENIX:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 73-70 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.
Is A Road Victory Likely for Favored Stony Brook?
Stony Brook enters this game as the favorite, as they have gone 9-1 in their 10 games as the favorite this season. Overall, the Seawolves have gone 12-11, including a 5-5 record in the Coastal Athletic Association.
The Seawolves have struggled on the road this season, going just 3-8 and coming into this game on a two-game losing streak away from home. However, they have gone 8-3 at home, including a three-game winning streak.
When looking at Stony Brook’s ATS record this season, they have been very strong at 15-6-1. This includes a mark of 9-1 vs. the spread when they are the favorite. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Seawolves have gone 9-1 vs. the spread.
Stony Brook’s over/under record this season is 13-9 and today’s line of 145 is higher than the average over/under line of 140.2 in their games. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 140.
Compared to their season average of 71.1 points per game, Stony Brook struggled in their previous game. Against Northeastern, the Seawolves scored 59 points while finishing with a field goal percentage of 39.7%. Offensively, the Seawolves hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 304th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 251st in terms of percentage and 170th in three-pointers made.
Stony Brook’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 71.7 points per game. Against Northeastern in their most recent game, the Stony Brook defense gave up a total of 55 points while allowing Northeastern to hit 39% of their shots.
Taking a Look at the Phoenix Chances at Home
Elon will enter this game as a 3.5-point underdog. So far this season, they have gone 1-12 when they are the underdog. At home, they have gone 4-4 this season.
Elon is 10-13 this season and 3-7 in conference play. Their most recent game was a 69-65 win over North Carolina A&T. Over their last 10 games, they have gone 6-4 at home.
Elon’s ATS record this season is 8-13, including a mark of 2-6 at home. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Phoenix are just 2-8 vs. the spread.
Elon’s over/under record this season is 12-8-1 and today’s line of 145 is very close to their average over/under line of 147.4. So far, 11 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s 145. In their last three games, the over/under record is 0-3 and the average scoring total in those games is 141 points.
In their recent matchup, the Elon offense ended with 69 points against North Carolina A&T. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 48.9% and made 9 threes. The top scorer for the Phoenix was Zac Ervin with 12 points, while Sam Sherry also added 10 to the scoreboard.
At this time, the Phoenix’s defense is positioned 267th in the country, permitting 76.3 points per game. Against North Carolina A&T in their most recent game, the Elon defense gave up a total of 65 points while allowing North Carolina A&T to hit 39% of their shots.