NCAA Basketball betting line favors Phoenix over Terriers
Wofford Terriers vs Elon Phoenix Odds
The visiting Wofford Terriers hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Alumni Gym against the Elon Phoenix.
Elon will face the 7-11 Terriers, who own a 6-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Phoenix are 6-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Terriers are 3-5 favoring the OVER.
Bettors looking to side with Elon in this one found them as 4.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 107-ranked Phoenix and the No. 154-rated Terriers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 68-63 win for the Phoenix on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Elon's No. 118-ranked scoring average of 70.1 PPG, against a Terriers defense rated No. 47 and allowing 59.8 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 42.4% to date this season, more than the Terriers shooters have managed so far (39.1% per game).
Defensively, Wofford features the nation's No. 72-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.3 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.
Wofford was a 71-52 loser in their most recent outing on the road against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. The Terriers endured a 71-52 loss at the hands of the Spartans on Wednesday, despite a 12-point effort from Spencer Collins at Greensboro Coliseum.
Last time out for Elon, they were a 73-59 winner as they battled Furman at home. They covered in the match as a 12.5-point favorite. Elon got 18 points from Lucas Troutman en route to a 73-59 victory over Furman on Thursday at Alumni Gym.
Wofford Terriers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Furman are 9-1
After playing UNC Greensboro are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After playing Furman are 3-7
After a win are 5-5
A few Terriers at Phoenix trends to consider:
Wofford is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Wofford is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Elon
Wofford is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Elon is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Elon's last 5 games when playing Wofford
Elon is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Elon is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Wofford
Wofford home to Furman, Thursday, January 24
Elon home to Chattanooga, Thursday, January 24