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College basketball point spread favors Phoenix in battle with Eagles

Georgia Southern EaglesElon Phoenix
10-13February 08, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Gym13-11

Elon looks to cover the Phoenix-Eagles pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 13-11 mark when they host Georgia Southern in college basketball wagering action.

The Phoenix currently sports a 13-11 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 7-13 ATS. The Eagles are 10-13 and 6-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Phoenix produce a 6-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Eagles have gone 7-7 against the number.

View Georgia Southern Eagles vs Elon Phoenix Odds and Stats.

On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Elon sat as -11.5-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

This game puts the Phoenix, most recently No. 237 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 193 in the latest survey.

Georgia Southern lost its last outing, a 74-61 result against Wofford on February 6. They failed to cover in that game as an 8-point underdog. Georgia Southern suffered a 74-61 loss against Wofford on Thursday, getting 21 points from Jelani Hewitt in a losing effort at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

In their last action, Elon was a 72-66 winner at home against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. Ryley Beaumont scored 14 points leading the Phoenix to a 72-66 victory over UNC Greensboro at Alumni Gym on Thursday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Elon's No. 54 nationally ranked offense (76.21 points per game) against a Eagles defense that sits as the No. 177 at 71.79 PPG. The Phoenix have been averaging 47.26% from the field, more than the Eagles have managed so far this season (43.79% on average).

A few Eagles at Phoenix trends to consider:
Georgia Southern is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Georgia Southern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Elon
Elon is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games
Elon is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Elon's last 5 games
Elon is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Southern home to UNC Greensboro, Wednesday, February 12th
Elon at Furman, Wednesday, February 12th