Elon Phoenix take on Bulldogs in NCAA basketball test
Elon Phoenix vs Butler Bulldogs Odds
Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Hinkle Fieldhouse Saturday as host Butler looks to handle the Elon Phoenix in NCAA hoops action.
Butler battles the Phoenix, currently sitting with a 0-0 mark (0-0 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 0-0 for the Bulldogs and 0-0 for the Phoenix.
Bettors looking to side with Butler in this one found them as 15-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 61-ranked Bulldogs and the No. 161-rated Phoenix in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 2-0 win for the Bulldogs on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Butler's No. 118-ranked offense, averaging 0 PPG, against a Phoenix defense that ranks No. 1 at 0 PPG. The Bulldogs field goal percentage has averaged 0% so far, almost the same as the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 0% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Elon owns the country's No. 1-rated mark, allowing 0 points per game on the highway. Butler, on the other hand, rates No. 67 in scoring at home.
Elon lost its last outing, an 83-67 result against Davidson on March 4. They failed to cover in that game as a 13.5-point underdog. The Phoenix endured an 83-67 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Sunday, despite a 22-point effort from Jack Isenbarger at U.S. Cellular Arena.
Butler was a 68-62 loser in its last match at home against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Butler got 22 points from Khyle Marshall but lost anyway, 68-62, to Pittsburgh on Wednesday at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Davidson are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6
Butler Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Xavier are 3-3
After playing Pittsburgh are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3
A few Phoenix at Bulldogs trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Elon's last 6 games on the road
Elon is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Elon is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Butler is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Butler's last 5 games
Butler is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Butler's last 6 games at home
Elon home to Bridgewater, Tuesday, November 13
Butler at Xavier, Tuesday, November 13