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Elon PhoenixWestern Carolina Catamounts
Jan 26, 7:00 PM | Ramsey Center

Elon Phoenix vs Western Carolina Catamounts Odds

9-9TEAM RECORD9-11

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Western Carolina vs Elon battle Thursday at Ramsey Center as the Catamounts look to defend home court and cover the NCAAB point spread.

The Catamounts currently sports a 9-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-10 ATS. The Phoenix are 9-9 and 6-9 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Catamounts produce a 6-10 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Phoenix have gone 7-8 against the number.

View Elon vs Western Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Catamounts as 6-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 154-rated Elon taking on the No. 180-rated Catamounts in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 70-68 win for the Catamounts on Thursday.

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How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Western Carolina has the nation's No. 144-rated offensive output, at 69.7 PPG. The visiting Phoenix defense ranks No. 237 allowing on average 69.6 PPG. The Catamounts FG% has averaged 42.6% so far, more than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.3% per game.

Defensively, Elon features the nation's No. 228-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.8 points per game. Western Carolina, meanwhile, comes in at No. 60 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Elon was an 88-87 winner at home against Chattanooga. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Elon earned an 88-87 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday, getting 21 points from Lucas Troutman at Alumni Gym.

Western Carolina was an 84-72 loser in its last match on the road against Appalachian State. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as underdogs. The Catamounts got 17 points from Trey Sumler, but it was Appalachian State that prevailed in an 84-72 final on Saturday at Holmes Convocation Center.

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Appalachian State are 4-6
After playing Chattanooga are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 6-4
After playing Appalachian State are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5

A few Phoenix at Catamounts trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Elon's last 5 games on the road
Elon is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
Elon is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Elon is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Western Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Elon
Western Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Elon
Western Carolina is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games at home
Western Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Elon at Appalachian State, Saturday, January 28
Western Carolina at UNC Greensboro, Saturday, January 28

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