Southern Tournament - Elon Phoenix host UNC Greensboro Spartans in college basketball action
UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Elon Phoenix Odds
Elon looks to cover the Phoenix-Spartans pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 20-10 mark when they host UNC Greensboro in college basketball wagering action.
This is a conference playoff game in the Southern Tournament. US Cellular Center is the location for this game, which makes it a neutral-site matchup.
Elon will face the 9-21 Spartans, who own a 9-17 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Phoenix are 12-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Spartans are 8-15 favoring the OVER.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 150 (Phoenix) and the No. 216 (Spartans) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 75-68 result in favor of the Phoenix has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Spartans rank No. 118 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.9 per game. That compares with Elon’s No. 197 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Elon is college basketball's No. 36-ranked team at 7.9 per game, while the Spartans rate No. 68 with 7.3 per game.
Defensively, UNC Greensboro features the nation's No. 320-rated defense on the road, allowing 77.1 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 113 nationally in scoring at home.
UNC Greensboro was an 87-81 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Chattanooga. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Derrell Armstrong went off for 25 points and added 8 rebounds, leading UNC Greensboro over Chattanooga, 87-81, on Friday at US Cellular Center.
Last time out for Elon, they were an 80-66 winner as they battled UNC Greensboro at home. They covered in the match as a 9-point favorite. The Phoenix got a terrific 25-point effort from Lucas Troutman as Elon defeated UNC Greensboro 80-66 on Saturday at Alumni Gym.