[6:02 PM] Elon @ #5 Duke

Which side will record a HIGHER TOTAL?

Elon: 2nd Half Points or Tie

#5 Duke: Winning Margin


The line for this game is Duke by 26 points.

Duke looks to close out the non-conference portion of its schedule on a positive note when it takes on in-state rival Elon on Wednesday at the Greensboro Coliseum. The fourth-ranked Blue Devils have won seven straight in the series dating to the Phoenix’s last win in 1922, including victories in each of the last four seasons.

The Phoenix face a tall task in taking on the Blue Devils, and it will be even tougher if senior guard Luke Eddy (11.4 points, 4.3 assists) misses his second straight game with a knee injury. Eddy is one of five players who average double digits in points, with forwards Brian Dawkins (12.5 points, 4.8 rebounds) and Tyler Seibring (12.4, 6.5) leading the way, but Elon doesn’t get much production from its bench. The Phoenix matched a season high with 14 3-pointers against St. Peter’s, as Dawkins and Steven Santa Ana each knocked down four shots from long range.

The Blue Devils are one of the most efficient offensive teams in the country, and they just keep adding more weapons. Luke Kennard (20.3 points, 5.8 rebounds) and Grayson Allen (17.2, 4.8, 3.6 assists) lead five players who average double digits in scoring, while Tatum (14.8 points, 7.5 rebounds) has made a major impact in his first four collegiate games. Amile Jefferson (14.3 points, 11.1 rebounds) has been a monster on the boards of late, collecting 10 or more rebounds in three straight contests – including a career-high 18 on Monday.

Duke scored 70 or more points in each of its first 11 games before failing to hit the mark Monday.

Elon is 0-23 against ranked opponents since moving to Division I.

The Phoenix have not defeated a current ACC team since winning at Clemson during the 2005-06 season.


StreakSmarts Pick: Elon: 2nd Half Points or Tie

Confidence: 5/10

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