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Elon vs Stony Brook Pick & Preview: Thursday, February 2nd Betting Odds
Phoenix vs Seawolves Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Elon Phoenix at Stony Brook Seawolves
- Where: Stony Brook at Island FCU Arena
- Date: Thursday, February 2nd
- Betting Odds: Elon +4.5, ELON +163 | STBR -203 O/U 132.5
Elon will take the floor against the Seawolves with an overall record of 3-19. On the road, the Phoenix will be playing their 11th game of the season, having gone 0-11. So far, the Phoenix have been the underdog 19 times, going 1-18 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +4.5 underdogs on the spread.
Elon’s leading scorer this season is Sean Halloran, who is averaging 13.32 points per contest. So far, Halloran has accounted for 19.68% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 3.09 rebounds per game and 4.23 assists. Zac Ervin is the second leading scorer for the Phoenix, averaging 10.77 points per game. Between him and Ervin, they are accounting for 35.6% of the team’s scoring.
Offensive production has been hard to come by for Elon this season, as they are currently ranked 326th in college basketball at 67.1 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that they have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Phoenix’s 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 34.2%, placing them 235th in the NCAA.
Through 22 games, the Stony Brook Seawolves have an overall record of 8-14. So far this season, Stony Brook has played 9 games at home, sitting with a record of 5-4. The Seawolves’ are sitting with a betting line that is -4.5 points in their favor. For the season, Stony Brook has been favored to win in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 2-0.
Frankie Policelli comes into today’s game as the Seawolves’ leading scorer at 14.09 points per contest. Not only has Policelli been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Stony Brook’s top rebounder at 9.45 boards per contest. Behind Policelli, the team has benefited from the strong play of Tyler Stephenson-Moore, who is second on the team in scoring at 14.71 points per game. Overall, he has hit 41.7% of his shots and is adding 4.62 boards per game.
On offense, Stony Brook is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 72.9 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 22 games, they have only hit 33.9% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 40.27% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.
Free Spread Prediction: Elon Phoenix +4.5
A key to this matchup, will be 3-point shooting. Coming into the game, both Stony Brook and Elon are excellent 3-point shooting teams, averaing 8.19 and 8.53 made 3’s per game, respectively. In terms of the odds, we like the Elon Phoenix to cover as +4.5 point dogs. Look for their defense to do a good enough job closing out on the Seawolves’ outside shooters to make things difficult for Stony Brook. At +4.5 we like the chances of Elon covering the spread as underdogs.