Elon Phoenix home to Appalachian State Mountaineers in NCAA Basketball betting action
Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Elon Phoenix Odds
The Elon Phoenix will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Alumni Gym in NCAA basketball action.
The Phoenix currently sports a 16-8 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 10-8-1 ATS. The Mountaineers are 11-13 and 12-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Phoenix produce a 9-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Mountaineers have gone 5-12 against the number.
Bettors looking to side with Elon in this one found them as 9-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Phoenix - Mountaineers odds would favor the Phoenix if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Elon is rated No. 140 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Appalachian State is at No. 236. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-68 win for the Phoenix.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Elon's No. 117 nationally ranked offense (69.9 points per game) against a Mountaineers defense that sits as the No. 312 at 73.3 PPG. The Phoenix have been averaging 43.3% from the field, more than the Mountaineers have managed so far this season (42.6% on average).
Defensively, Appalachian State features the nation's No. 327-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 97 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 72-66 winner as they battled Furman at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6.5-point favorite. Nathan Healy scored 14 points leading the Mountaineers to a 72-66 victory over Furman at Holmes Convocation Center on Monday.
In their last action, Elon was a 64-60 winner on the road against Furman. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Phoenix got 19 points from Sebastian Koch as Elon ran past Furman 64-60 on Saturday at Timmons Arena.
Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 8-2
After playing Furman are 6-4
After a win are 5-5
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Western Carolina are 4-6
After playing Furman are 4-6
After a win are 7-3
A few Mountaineers at Phoenix trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Elon
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 6 games when playing on the road against Elon
Appalachian State is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Elon
Appalachian State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Elon is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Elon is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Elon's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Elon's last 5 games when playing Appalachian State
Appalachian State at UNC Greensboro, Sunday, February 17
Elon home to Western Carolina, Saturday, February 16