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Elon Phoenix take on Mountaineers in college basketball test

Elon PhoenixAppalachian State Mountaineers
Jan 28, 2:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

Elon Phoenix vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds

10-9TEAM RECORD8-11

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Holmes Convocation Center Saturday as host Appalachian State looks to handle the Elon Phoenix in NCAAB action.

The Mountaineers are 8-11 so far on the season, and 9-5 ATS vs. the number. The Phoenix, meanwhile, are 10-9 and 7-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Appalachian State go 7-7 and the Phoenix go 7-9 on the totals.

View Elon vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mountaineers as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 154-rated Elon taking on the No. 205-rated Mountaineers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-67 win for the Phoenix on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Phoenix rank No. 55 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.7 per game. That compares with Appalachian State’s No. 186 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Appalachian State is college basketball's No. 66-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Phoenix rate No. 38 with 8.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Elon owns the country's No. 208-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Appalachian State, on the other hand, rates No. 179 in scoring at home.

Elon was a 71-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Western Carolina. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Jack Isenbarger went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Elon over Western Carolina, 71-63, on Thursday at Ramsey Center.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 77-73 loser as they battled UNC Greensboro on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Appalachian State got 19 points from Omar Carter but lost anyway, 77-73, to UNC Greensboro on Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing College of Charleston are 5-5
After playing Western Carolina are 1-9
After a win are 6-4

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Samford are 4-3
After playing UNC Greensboro are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

A few Phoenix at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Elon's last 6 games on the road
Elon is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Elon is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Elon is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Appalachian State
Appalachian State is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Elon
Appalachian State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Elon
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Appalachian State's last 5 games
Appalachian State is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Elon home to College of Charleston, Thursday, February 2
Appalachian State home to Samford, Thursday, February 2

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