College basketball point spread favors 49ers in battle with Phoenix

Elon Phoenix Charlotte 49ers
2-0 November 15, 2013, 04:00 | Dale F. Halton Arena 1-1



The Charlotte 49ers will hit the floor running against the visiting Elon Phoenix Friday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The 49ers sit at 1-1 (1-0 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Phoenix are currently 2-0 (1-0 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Charlotte is 1-0 OU, and Elon is 0-1 OU.

View Elon Phoenix vs Charlotte 49ers Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Charlotte sat as -2-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 281 (49ers) and the No. 89 (Phoenix) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

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Last time out for Charlotte, they were an 83-82 loser as they battled College of Charleston on the road. They covered in the match as a 6.5-point underdog. Pierria Henry scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the 49ers to a win (they lost 83-82 to College of Charleston at TD Arena on Tuesday).

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Charlotte's No. 90-ranked offense, averaging 81 PPG, against a Phoenix defense that ranks No. 31 at 56 PPG. The 49ers field goal percentage has averaged 43.44% so far, less than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 60.68% per game.

A few Phoenix at 49ers trends to consider:
Elon is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
Elon is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Elon is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Elon's last 8 games on the road
Charlotte is 15-4 SU in its last 19 games at home


Next up:
Elon home to Drexel, Monday, November 18th
Charlotte at Kansas State, Thursday, November 21st
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