Elon Phoenix vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Elon Phoenix Odds
The Elon Phoenix will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the UNC Greensboro Spartans at Alumni Gym on Saturday in NCAA hoops play.
The Phoenix are 19-10 so far on the season, and 12-11-1 ATS vs. the number. The Spartans, meanwhile, are 8-20 and 8-16 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Elon go 11-11 and the Spartans go 6-15 on the totals.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Spartans were listed as 8.5-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Phoenix - Spartans odds would favor the Phoenix if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Elon is rated No. 165 in the current Odds Shark poll, while UNC Greensboro is at No. 204. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 74-68 win for the Phoenix.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Elon has the nation's No. 130-rated offensive output, at 69.4 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 319 allowing on average 73.5 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 43.5% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 42% per game.
Defensively, UNC Greensboro features the nation's No. 318-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.6 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 125 nationally in scoring at home.
UNC Greensboro was a 66-60 loser in their most recent outing at home against Georgia Southern. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as favorites. The Spartans got 19 points from Trevis Simpson, but it was Georgia Southern that prevailed in a 66-60 final on Wednesday at Greensboro Coliseum.
Elon lost its last outing, a 69-63 result against Davidson on February 27. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. The Phoenix got 18 points from Jack Isenbarger, but it was Davidson that prevailed in a 69-63 final on Wednesday at Alumni Gym.
UNC Greensboro Spartans Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
After playing Georgia Southern are 3-7
After a loss are 5-5
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Davidson are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Spartans at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of UNC Greensboro's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of UNC Greensboro's last 6 games when playing on the road against Elon
UNC Greensboro is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Elon
Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing UNC Greensboro
Elon is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Elon is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Elon's last 7 games