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Eagles vs Phoenix College Hoops Game Preview

Georgia Southern EaglesElon Phoenix
Jan 5, 7:00 PM | Alumni Gym

Georgia Southern Eagles vs Elon Phoenix Odds


A key college battle sees the visiting Eagles travelling to Elon Thursday to take on the Phoenix on Thursday.

Elon battles the Eagles, currently sitting with a 4-8 mark (6-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 5-4 for the Phoenix and 4-6 for the Eagles.

View Georgia Southern vs Elon Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Phoenix installed as 6.5-point favorites in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 87-rated Phoenix and the No. 219-ranked Eagles, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 70-68 result in favor of the Phoenix.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Elon's No. 171-ranked offense, averaging 68.6 PPG, against a Eagles defense that ranks No. 231 at 69.5 PPG. The Phoenix field goal percentage has averaged 40.7% so far, less than the Eagles marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.7% per game.

Defensively, Georgia Southern features the nation's No. 141-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.3 points per game. Elon, meanwhile, comes in at No. 106 nationally in scoring at home.

Georgia Southern was an 88-60 winner in its last match at home against Brewton-Parker. The battle between the Eagles and Barons didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Brewton-Parker was handed an 88-60 defeat on Monday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Elon lost its last outing, a 100-62 result against North Carolina on December 29. They failed to cover in that game as a 31-point underdog. Elon was crushed on Thursday, getting blown out by North Carolina and falling by a 100-62 score at Dean Smith Center.

Georgia Southern Eagles Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 2-8
Before playing Davidson are 2-8
After playing Brewton-Parker are 0-2
After a win are 3-7

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

A few Eagles at Phoenix trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Georgia Southern's last 6 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Elon's last 7 games when playing Georgia Southern
Elon is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Georgia Southern

Next up:
Georgia Southern at Davidson, Saturday, January 7
Elon home to Columbia, Sunday, January 8