Elon Phoenix host Princeton Tigers in college basketball action
Princeton Tigers vs Elon Phoenix Odds
The visiting Princeton Tigers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Alumni Gym against the Elon Phoenix.
The Phoenix currently sports a 8-5 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-2 ATS. The Tigers are 5-7 and 4-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Phoenix produce a 2-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Tigers have gone 0-5 against the number.
The Phoenix were listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 246-rated Princeton taking on the No. 82-rated Phoenix in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 69-64 win for the Phoenix on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Elon's No. 138-ranked scoring average of 69.5 PPG, against a Tigers defense rated No. 39 and allowing 58.6 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 41% to date this season, less than the Tigers shooters have managed so far (44.9% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Princeton owns the country's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 57.4 points per game on the highway. Elon, on the other hand, rates No. 128 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Princeton was a 62-58 loser on the road against Akron. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Tigers endured a 62-58 loss at the hands of the Zips on Sunday, despite a 16-point effort from Denton Koon at James A. Rhodes Arena.
Elon was an 84-49 winner in their most recent outing at home against Manchester. The battle between the Phoenix and Spartans didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Manchester was handed an 84-49 defeat on Monday at Alumni Gym.
Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Pennsylvania are 4-6
After a loss are 7-3
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Appalachian State are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
A few Tigers at Phoenix trends to consider:
Princeton is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Elon is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
Elon is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Princeton home to Pennsylvania, Saturday, January 12
Elon at Appalachian State, Saturday, January 12