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Elon Phoenix visit The Citadel Bulldogs in college basketball clash

Elon PhoenixThe Citadel Bulldogs
Jan 26, 2:05 PM | McAlister Field House

Elon Phoenix vs The Citadel Bulldogs Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on McAlister Field House Saturday as host The Citadel looks to handle the Elon Phoenix in NCAA hoops action.

The Bulldogs sport records of 4-14 and 4-7-2 ATS heading into this battle, while the Phoenix have 12-7 and 9-4-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-6-1 for the Bulldogs and 8-4 for the Phoenix.

View Elon vs The Citadel Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Citadel opened as 11-point underdogs in this college basketball tilt over at 5Dimes but the number may be on the move. Watch for the opening total as well at BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bulldogs - Phoenix odds would favor the Phoenix if the lines were set according to our power ranks. The Citadel is rated No. 346 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Elon is at No. 125. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-57 win for the Phoenix.

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How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Phoenix rank No. 165 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.5 per game. That compares with The Citadel’s No. 314 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where The Citadel is college basketball's No. 178-ranked team at 6.1 per game, while the Phoenix rate No. 33 with 7.9 per game.

Defensively, Elon features the nation's No. 195-rated defense on the road, allowing 70.8 points per game. The Citadel, meanwhile, comes in at No. 221 nationally in scoring at home.

Elon won its last outing, an 85-61 result against Chattanooga on January 24. They covered in that game as a 12.5-point favorite. Elon cruised to victory on Thursday, running Chattanooga out of the gym and running up an 85-61 score at Alumni Gym.

In their last action, The Citadel was a 69-54 loser on the road against College of Charleston. They covered the 18-point spread as underdogs. Mike Groselle scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Bulldogs to a win (they lost 69-54 to College of Charleston at TD Arena on Thursday).

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 5-5
After playing Chattanooga are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

The Citadel Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Wofford are 3-7
After playing College of Charleston are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

A few Phoenix at Bulldogs trends to consider:
Elon is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against The Citadel
Elon is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games on the road
The Citadel is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Elon
The Citadel is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Elon
The Citadel is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
The Citadel is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Elon

Next up:
Elon at UNC Greensboro, Thursday, January 31
The Citadel home to Wofford, Thursday, January 31