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College Basketball Matchup - Elon Phoenix Western Carolina Catamounts Odds Preview

Western Carolina CatamountsElon Phoenix
Feb 18, 3:00 PM | Alumni Gym

Western Carolina Catamounts vs Elon Phoenix Odds

11-17TEAM RECORD13-13

Elon looks to cover the Phoenix-Catamounts pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 13-13 mark when they host Western Carolina in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Catamounts have watched them go 11-17 and 9-15 ATS on the year, while the Phoenix are at 13-13 and 9-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Phoenix are 12-11, while the Catamounts have a 10-14 mark.

View Western Carolina vs Elon Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Catamounts are listed as 4-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 172-ranked Phoenix and the No. 205-rated Catamounts in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 70-69 win for the Catamounts on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Elon has the nation's No. 122-rated offensive output, at 70.3 PPG. The visiting Catamounts defense ranks No. 237 allowing on average 69.5 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 41.7% so far, more than the Catamounts marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.4% per game.

Defensively, Western Carolina features the nation's No. 308-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.5 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 60 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, Western Carolina was a 70-53 winner at home against The Citadel. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Harouna Mutombo scored 24 points leading the Catamounts to a 70-53 victory over The Citadel at Ramsey Center on Thursday.

Elon lost its last outing, a 72-59 result against Wofford on February 15. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point underdog. Elon got 17 points from Jack Isenbarger but lost anyway, 72-59, to Wofford on Wednesday at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Western Carolina Catamounts Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing Samford are 4-3
After playing The Citadel are 4-6
After a win are 4-6

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Davidson are 2-8
After playing Wofford are 4-6
After a loss are 3-7

A few Catamounts at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Western Carolina's last 7 games on the road
Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Elon
Western Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Elon
Western Carolina is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Elon is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Western Carolina
Elon is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Elon's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Elon's last 5 games when playing Western Carolina

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Samford, Thursday, February 23
Elon at Davidson, Thursday, February 23