Southern Tournament - College of Charleston Cougars vs Phoenix College Hoops Game Preview
College of Charleston Cougars vs Elon Phoenix Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Elon vs College of Charleston battle Sunday at US Cellular Center as the Phoenix look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
This game is part of the Southern Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (US Cellular Center).
The Phoenix are 21-10 so far on the season, and 13-11-2 ATS vs. the number. The Cougars, meanwhile, are 23-9 and 13-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Elon go 12-12 and the Cougars go 12-12 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Phoenix at No. 150 and the Cougars at No. 71 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 70-69 result in favor of the Phoenix.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Elon's No. 119-ranked scoring average of 69.7 PPG, against a Cougars defense rated No. 52 and allowing 61.4 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 43.8% to date this season, less than the Cougars shooters have managed so far (44.4% per game).
Defensively, College of Charleston features the nation's No. 23-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.5 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 117 nationally in scoring at home.
College of Charleston was a 78-70 winner in its last match at home against Western Carolina. They covered the 6.5-point spread as favorites. College of Charleston got 18 points from Anthony Thomas en route to a 78-70 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday at US Cellular Center.
Elon won its last outing, a 68-61 result against UNC Greensboro on March 9. They earned a push in that game as a 7-point favorite. Elon got 15 points from Sebastian Koch en route to a 68-61 victory over UNC Greensboro on Saturday at US Cellular Center.