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College Basketball Matchup - UNC Greensboro Spartans Elon Phoenix Odds Preview

Elon PhoenixUNC Greensboro Spartans
Jan 31, 7:00 PM | Greensboro Coliseum

Elon Phoenix vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds

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The UNC Greensboro Spartans will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Elon Phoenix at Greensboro Coliseum in NCAA basketball action.

UNC Greensboro will face the 13-7 Phoenix, who own a 9-5-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Spartans are 2-10 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Phoenix are 8-5 favoring the OVER.

View Elon vs UNC Greensboro Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Spartans in this one found them listed as 3.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Phoenix was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 122-rated Elon taking on the No. 240-rated Spartans in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 77-69 win for the Phoenix on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up UNC Greensboro's No. 62 nationally ranked offense (72.8 points per game) against a Phoenix defense that sits as the No. 141 at 64.7 PPG. The Spartans have been averaging 41.7% from the field, less than the Phoenix have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, Elon features the nation's No. 194-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.3 points per game. UNC Greensboro, meanwhile, comes in at No. 65 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Elon was a 70-66 winner on the road against The Citadel. They failed to cover the 12.5-point spread as favorites. The Phoenix grabbed a 70-66 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Jack Isenbarger at McAlister Field House.

In their last action, UNC Greensboro was a 77-69 winner at home against Chattanooga. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Chattanooga was victimized by Trevis Simpson for 41 points as the Spartans defeated the Moccasins 77-69 in college hoops action on Sunday.

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-1
Before playing Samford are 1-7
After playing The Citadel are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing College of Charleston are 6-4
After playing Chattanooga are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

A few Phoenix at Spartans trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Elon's last 6 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Elon is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Elon is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against UNC Greensboro
Elon is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 5 games
UNC Greensboro is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UNC Greensboro's last 9 games when playing Elon
UNC Greensboro is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Elon

Next up:
Elon home to Samford, Saturday, February 2
UNC Greensboro at College of Charleston, Saturday, February 2