Elon Phoenix vs. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Free Prediction 01/18/20

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The Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens (12-7, 2-4 CAA) welcome the Elon Phoenix (5-14, 1-5 CAA) to Bob Carpenter Center Acierno Arena. The Phoenix can put an end to a nine-game road losing streak. The game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 18, 2020.

Elon Phoenix at Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens ATS Odds

Both teams lost in their last contest. The Fightin’ Blue Hens were beaten by the William & Mary Tribe, 77-68, while the Phoenix lost big to the Drexel Dragons, 63-41.

Elon had a better turnover percentage (16.7 vs. 17.7) while Delaware made 11 of their 26 three pointers (42.3 percent). Delaware received a boost from Kevin Anderson, who recorded 25 points. Hunter McIntosh, meanwhile played a pivotal role for Elon with 12 points and eight rebounds.

This series was highly competitive last year, as the teams split their two games last season. The Phoenix won the last matchup 57-56. Converting at the free throw line was one of Elon’s biggest strengths. They were 7-8 (87.5 percent), while the Fightin’ Blue Hens were just 5-8 (62.5 percent). This will be the first game of the year between these two teams.

It could be a tough matchup for Delaware on the offensive glass. The Fightin’ Blue Hens are among the NCAA’s elite on the offensive glass, ranking 319th in offensive rebounding percentage at 22.8 percent. Meanwhile, Elon ranks 21st in the country at corralling defensive rebounds with a defensive rebounding percentage of 77.3 percent.

Elon Phoenix vs. Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens Odds Pick

College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Delaware, ATS Winner – Elon, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Elon averages 28.0 three pointers per game, which ranks 17th in the NCAA. Delaware ranks 193rd in three pointers allowed per game (23.5).
  • The Fightin’ Blue Hens rank 34th in blocks allowed per game (2.6) while the Phoenix rank 77th (3.2).
  • Elon ranks 116th in assists per game (13.5) while Delaware ranks 138th in assists allowed per game (12.7).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Fightin’ Blue Hens have been outscored by an average of 7.8 points in their last five games. For the season, Delaware has defeated opponents by an average of 4.5 points.
  • During their last five games, the Phoenix have scored an average of 65.8 points per game (1.8 below their season average) and allowed an average of 75.6 points per game (3.9 above their season average).