Elon Phoenix visit VMI Keydets in college basketball clash
Elon Phoenix vs VMI Keydets Odds
A key college battle sees the visiting Elon Phoenix travelling to VMI Saturday to take on the Keydets.
The Keydets currently sports a 2-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 0-2 ATS. The Phoenix are 4-1 and 1-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Keydets produce a 1-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Phoenix have gone 0-0 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 269-ranked Keydets and the No. 161-rated Phoenix in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 86-77 win for the Phoenix on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and VMI has the nation's No. 18-rated offensive output, at 84.4 PPG. The visiting Phoenix defense ranks No. 102 allowing on average 61.8 PPG. The Keydets FG% has averaged 44.2% so far, more than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.8% per game.
Defensively, Elon features the nation's No. 107-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. VMI, meanwhile, comes in at No. 8 nationally in scoring at home.
Elon was a 65-53 winner in their most recent outing on the road against South Carolina. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. The Phoenix grabbed a 65-53 win over the Gamecocks on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Lucas Troutman at Colonial Life Arena.
VMI was a 76-71 winner in its last match on the road against Old Dominion. Stan Okoye scored 22 points leading the Keydets to a 76-71 victory over Old Dominion at Ted Constant Center on Wednesday.
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 1-9
Before playing Georgia Southern are 5-5
After playing South Carolina are 2-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Phoenix at Keydets trends to consider:
Elon is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Elon is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Elon at Georgia Southern, Wednesday, November 28
VMI at West Virginia, Wednesday, November 28