Elon Phoenix home to Western Carolina Catamounts in NCAA Basketball betting action
Western Carolina Catamounts vs Elon Phoenix Odds
The Elon Phoenix hope to be lousy hosts on Saturday as the Western Carolina Catamounts pay a visit to Alumni Gym on the college basketball betting menu.
Supporters of the Catamounts have watched them go 11-15 and 11-10-1 ATS on the year, while the Phoenix are at 17-8 and 10-9-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Phoenix are 9-9, while the Catamounts have a 7-11 mark.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Elon Phoenix as 6-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Phoenix sit at No. 140 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Catamounts sit at No. 219 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Phoenix will win this game 73-68.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Elon's No. 125-ranked scoring average of 69.5 PPG, against a Catamounts defense rated No. 243 and allowing 69.5 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 43.1% to date this season, less than the Catamounts shooters have managed so far (43.7% per game).
Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 224-rated defense on the road, allowing 71.7 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.
Western Carolina won its last outing, a 70-68 result against UNC Greensboro on February 14. They covered in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. The Catamounts got 21 points from Trey Sumler as Western Carolina ran past UNC Greensboro 70-68 on Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum.
Elon was a 61-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against Appalachian State. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Phoenix got a 22-point performance from Ryley Beaumont, who added 13 rebounds, as Elon ran past Appalachian State 61-58 on Thursday at Alumni Gym.
Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing College of Charleston are 3-7
After playing UNC Greensboro are 2-8
After a win are 5-5
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Samford are 2-7
After playing Appalachian State are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
A few Catamounts at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against Elon
Western Carolina is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Elon
Western Carolina is 5-12 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Western Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Elon
Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Elon is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Elon's last 6 games
Elon is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Western Carolina
Western Carolina home to College of Charleston, Wednesday, February 20
Elon at Samford, Thursday, February 21