NCAA hoops odds preview - Furman vs. Elon
Furman Paladins vs Elon Phoenix Odds
Furman pays a visit to Elon on Thursday, hoping to send the Phoenix to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Alumni Gym.
The Phoenix currently sports a 9-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-4 ATS. The Paladins are 4-11 and 4-6 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Phoenix produce a 5-4 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Paladins have gone 5-3 against the number.
The visitors opened as 14-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 107-rated Phoenix and the No. 323-ranked Paladins, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 71-59 result in favor of the Phoenix.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Paladins rank No. 270 in NCAA Division 1 with 32.7 per game. That compares with Elon’s No. 161 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Elon is college basketball's No. 43-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Paladins rate No. 162 with 6.3 per game.
Defensively, Furman features the nation's No. 170-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 142 nationally in scoring at home.
Furman was a 69-65 winner in its last match at home against Wofford. They covered the 5.5-point spread as underdogs. Kendrec Ferrara scored 17 points leading the Paladins to a 69-65 victory over Wofford at Timmons Arena on Monday.
Last time out for Elon, they were an 80-67 winner as they battled Western Carolina on the road. They covered in the match as a 2.5-point underdog. The Phoenix got a 20-point performance from Lucas Troutman, who added 10 rebounds, as Elon ran past Western Carolinan 80-67 on Monday at Ramsey Center.
Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 2-8
After playing Wofford are 5-5
After a win are 1-9
Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Wofford are 1-9
After playing Western Carolina are 1-9
After a win are 5-5
A few Paladins at Phoenix trends to consider:
Furman is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Elon
Furman is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Elon is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Furman
Elon is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
Elon is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Furman
Elon is 3-4-2 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Furman
Furman at UNC Greensboro, Sunday, January 20
Elon home to Wofford, Saturday, January 19