Campbell Fighting Camels vs Elon Phoenix Prediction, 12/16/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Campbell Fighting Camels vs Elon Phoenix
Date: Wednesday, December 16, 2020
Location: Schar Center in Elon, NC
Odds/Point Spread: Campbell (+4)
The Campbell Fighting Camels (4-0) go to Schar Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Elon Phoenix (2-0). Campbell opens this game as 4-point underdogs. The O/U opens at 141.5.
Campbell comes into this one with a record of 4-0 for the year. The Fighting Camels are connecting on 38.4% from downtown (33 of 86) and 67.0% from the free throw line. They have an average of 91.5 points per contest (14th in D-1) while hitting 57.0% from the floor. They lose possession by turning the ball over 11.0 times per game and as a squad they are committing 18.8 fouls per game. As a unit, Campbell is pulling down 33.5 boards per contest and is sitting with 72 dimes for the year, which has them ranked 130th in Division 1 in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Fighting Camels have forced 16.5 turnovers every game and they draw 21.3 personal fouls. They currently rank 62nd in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 37 relinquished for the campaign. The Fighting Camels are allowing a FG percentage of 44.4% (104 of 234) and they concede 32.3 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 29.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they rank 211th in college basketball in PPG allowed (72.8).
The Campbell Fighting Camels took the court against the FNU Conquistadors and earned the victory with a final of 122-92 in their last contest. Campbell finished the contest with a 67.1% FG percentage (47 out of 70) and made 16 of 29 shots from downtown. When they shot from the charity stripe, the Fighting Camels buried 12 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 63.2%. Concerning hauling in rebounds, they earned 33 with 8 of them being of the offensive sort. They also recorded 25 assists in the game in addition to having 5 steals and 2 blocks. In regard to defense, Campbell allowed 67.1% from the floor on 47 of 70. FNU doled out 8 dimes and 4 steals for this contest. Additionally, the Conquistadors collected 25 boards (6 offensive, 19 defensive) and got 2 blocked shots. FNU shot 66.7% at the free throw line by converting 8 of their 12 shots. They buried 12 of their 29 attempts from distance.
Jordan Whitfield is one guy who was important for the matchup. He walked away with 20 points on 8 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 30 minutes and also collected 2 boards. Whitfield finished the game shooting 61.5% from the field and also totaled 5 dimes. Someone else that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Fighting Camels was Austin McCullough. He pulled down 6 rebounds and also accounted for 2 assists. He finished the game shooting 69.2% from the floor for the game by connecting on 9-of-13 (26 points). When the final whistle blew, McCullough played for 29 min.
Elon has a win-loss mark of 2-0 so far this season. The Phoenix are committing 23.5 fouls per contest while shooting 69.6% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.0 times per game (257th in college hoops) and they turn it over 8.0 times per contest. Elon has tallied 158 points on the campaign (79.0 per game) and they average 29.5 boards per game. As an offense, the Phoenix are connecting on 44.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 196th in the nation. The Phoenix are ranked 68th in the country in points given up per game with 63.5. They are able to force 15.5 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 45.8% from the field (262nd in the country). The Elon defense allows 22.7% on shots from beyond the arc (5 of 22) and their opponents are knocking down 64.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 6.5 dimes and 24.5 total boards per game, ranking them 4th and 3rd in those categories on the defensive end.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Elon Phoenix got the victory with a final of 76-75 against the High Point Panthers. The Phoenix snagged 15 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive boards totaling 22 in this game. They rejected 2 shots while getting 6 steals in the matchup. The Panthers committed 23 fouls in this contest which got the Phoenix to the free throw line for a total of 27 shots. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw tries for a clip of 74.1%. With respect to 3-point attempts, Elon converted 8 out of their 26 attempts (30.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Phoenix went 24 out of 59 from the field which gave them a rate of 40.7%. The Phoenix allowed the Panthers to bury 20 out of 41 tries from the field which gave them a percentage of 48.8% in the matchup. They finished 33.3% from 3-point land by shooting 5 of 15 and finished the contest at 30 out of 41 at the free throw line (73.2%). Regarding team rebounding, Elon allowed High Point to get 26 overall (2 offensive).
Hunter McIntosh saw the court a lot for the Phoenix in this matchup. He knocked down 6 of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 42.9%, which earned him 21 points. McIntosh grabbed 2 boards in his 35 mins and totaled 2 assists for the matchup. An additional guy that was pivotal for Elon was Federico Poser. He ended up finishing with 12 points in his 30 minutes on the hardwood by way of 5 of 8 shooting in the matchup. Poser walked away from this one going 62.5% from the floor while also contributing 2 assists and 5 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Elon (-4) and over 141.5 points
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