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Davidson Wildcats home to Phoenix in NCAAB betting action

Elon PhoenixDavidson Wildcats
Feb 23, 7:00 PM | Belk Arena

Elon Phoenix vs Davidson Wildcats Odds

13-14TEAM RECORD20-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Belk Arena Thursday as host Davidson looks to handle the Elon Phoenix in NCAAB action.

The Wildcats bring a 20-7 record (13-12 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-14 Phoenix, who are 9-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Davidson go 16-9 so far and the Phoenix go 13-11.

View Elon vs Davidson Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Davidson sat as 17.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Wildcats, most recently No. 65 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Phoenix, who rate No. 184 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 82-71 victory for the Wildcats.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Davidson's No. 17 nationally ranked offense (78.6 points per game) against a Phoenix defense that sits as the No. 286 at 71.9 PPG. The Wildcats have been averaging 44.7% from the field, more than the Phoenix have managed so far this season (42% on average).

Defensively, Elon features the nation's No. 276-rated defense on the road, allowing 74.4 points per game. Davidson, meanwhile, comes in at No. 13 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Elon, they were a 78-76 loser as they battled Western Carolina at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 2.5-point favorite. Elon suffered a 78-76 loss against Western Carolina on Saturday, getting 22 points from Jack Isenbarger in a losing effort at Alumni Gym.

Davidson lost its last outing, a 91-74 result against Wichita State on February 18. They failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog. The Wildcats wasted a 25-point performance from Jake Cohen in losing to Wichita State 91-74 on Saturday at Belk Arena.

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing UNC Greensboro are 5-5
After playing Western Carolina are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

Davidson Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Georgia Southern are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

A few Phoenix at Wildcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Elon's last 6 games when playing on the road against Davidson
Elon is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Elon is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Elon is 1-12 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Davidson
Davidson is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against Elon
Davidson is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games when playing Elon
Davidson is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Davidson's last 6 games when playing Elon

Next up:
Elon home to UNC Greensboro, Saturday, February 25
Davidson at Georgia Southern, Saturday, February 25