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Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Cameron Indoor Stadium

Elon Phoenix vs Duke Blue Devils Odds


Elon pays a visit to Duke on Thursday, hoping to send the Blue Devils to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

This season, the Blue Devils are 10-0 overall and 7-3 ATS ATS, while the Phoenix are 6-4 and 4-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Duke boasts a 5-5 on the OU, and Elon is 1-3.

View Elon vs Duke Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 23.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Blue Devils sit at No. 7 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phoenix sit at No. 90 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Blue Devils will win this game 88-75.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Phoenix is ranked No. 108 in NCAA hoops at 37.1 per game. Contrast that with Duke’s No. 189 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Duke is the No. 69-ranked team in the country at 7.5 per game, while Elon rates No. 37 at 8.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Elon owns the country's No. 140-rated mark, allowing 69 points per game on the highway. Duke, on the other hand, rates No. 58 in scoring at home.

Elon was a 78-73 loser in its last match on the road against Massachusetts. They covered the 7.5-point spread as underdogs. Jack Isenbarger scored 22 points in a futile effort to lead the Phoenix to a win (they lost 78-73 to Massachusetts at Mullins Center on Saturday).

Last time out for Duke, they were an 88-47 winner as they battled Cornell at home. They covered in the match as a 28-point favorite. The battle between the Blue Devils and Big Red didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Cornell was handed an 88-47 defeat on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Columbia are 1-1
After playing Massachusetts are 1-0
After a loss are 6-4

Duke Blue Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
After playing Cornell are 1-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Phoenix at Blue Devils trends to consider:
Elon is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Duke is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Duke is 7-14 ATS in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Elon at Columbia, Saturday, December 22
Duke home to Santa Clara, Saturday, December 29