Elon Phoenix vs Terriers College Hoops Game Preview
Elon Phoenix vs Wofford Terriers Odds
The Elon Phoenix will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Terriers in Wofford at Benjamin Johnson Arena on Thursday in college basketball action.
Wofford will face the 15-7 Phoenix, who own a 10-6-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Terriers are 6-6-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Phoenix are 9-6 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to go with the Terriers in this one found them listed as 1.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Phoenix was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 234-rated Terriers and the No. 137-ranked Phoenix, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-62 result in favor of the Phoenix.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Wofford has the nation's No. 332-rated offensive output, at 59 PPG. The visiting Phoenix defense ranks No. 142 allowing on average 64.8 PPG. The Terriers FG% has averaged 39% so far, less than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.4% per game.
Defensively, Elon features the nation's No. 179-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.9 points per game. Wofford, meanwhile, comes in at No. 320 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Elon was a 77-66 winner at home against Samford. They failed to cover the 12-point spread as favorites. Lucas Troutman scored 26 points and helped out with 10 rebounds for Elon on Saturday, leading the Phoenix to a 77-66 victory over Samford at Alumni Gym.
Last time out for Wofford, they were a 68-57 loser as they battled Davidson at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8-point underdog. Wofford suffered a 68-57 loss against Davidson on Saturday, getting 24 points from Spencer Collins in a losing effort at Benjamin Johnson Arena.
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Furman are 2-8
After playing Samford are 6-2
After a win are 7-3
Wofford Terriers Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 6-4
After playing Davidson are 9-1
After a loss are 4-6
A few Phoenix at Terriers trends to consider:
Elon is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Elon's last 7 games when playing on the road against Wofford
Elon is 8-15 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Elon is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wofford
Wofford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Elon
Wofford is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wofford's last 7 games when playing at home against Elon
Wofford is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Elon
Elon at Furman, Saturday, February 9
Wofford home to UNC Greensboro, Saturday, February 9