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Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Elon Phoenix in college hoops odds

Elon PhoenixAppalachian State Mountaineers
11-11February 01, 2014, 02:00 | Holmes Convocation Center6-14

The visiting Elon Phoenix hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Holmes Convocation Center against the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

The Phoenix will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 6-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Mountaineers are 4-8 ATS. Elon is 5-12 against the total, while Appalachian State is 4-8 versus the number.

View Elon Phoenix vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Elon before tip-off in this one found them as -3.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 264-rated Mountaineers and the No. 250-ranked Phoenix, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Elon was a 74-60 winner in their most recent outing at home against Western Carolina. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Elon earned a 74-60 victory over Western Carolina on Thursday, getting 17 points from Lucas Troutman at Alumni Gym.

Appalachian State lost its last outing, a 66-61 result against UNC Greensboro on January 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point underdog. Appalachian State got 15 points from Tommy Spagnolo but lost anyway, 66-61, to UNC Greensboro on Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Phoenix is ranked No. 203 in NCAA hoops at 33.59 per game. Contrast that with Appalachian State’s No. 73 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Appalachian State is the No. 147-ranked team in the country at 5.9 per game, while Elon rates No. 13 at 8.55 per game.

A few Phoenix at Mountaineers trends to consider:
Elon is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Elon's last 10 games
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
Appalachian State is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Appalachian State is 15-6 SU in its last 21 games at home
Appalachian State is 10-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Elon
Appalachian State is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Elon

Next up:
Elon home to UNC Greensboro, Thursday, February 6th
Appalachian State at The Citadel, Thursday, February 6th