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Elon favored by -4 against UNC Greensboro on Wednesday

Elon PhoenixUNC Greensboro Spartans
15-11February 19, 2014, 07:00 | Greensboro Coliseum12-15

The UNC Greensboro Spartans will hit the floor running against the visiting Elon Phoenix Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Phoenix will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 8-14 ATS against the number this season, while the Spartans are 10-11-1 ATS. Elon is 7-14 on the totals; UNC Greensboro is 8-14.

View Elon Phoenix vs UNC Greensboro Spartans Odds and Stats.

The Phoenix were listed as -4-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 191-ranked Spartans and the No. 88-rated Phoenix in this matchup.

Elon was an 86-69 winner in their most recent outing at home against Samford. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. Sebastian Koch scored 17 points leading the Phoenix to an 86-69 victory over Samford at Alumni Gym on Saturday.

UNC Greensboro was an 82-77 loser in its last match at home against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 2.5-point spread as underdogs. UNC Greensboro suffered an 82-77 loss against Western Carolina on Sunday, getting 19 points from Kyle Cain in a losing effort at Greensboro Coliseum.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Phoenix is ranked No. 180 in NCAA hoops at 34.12 per game. Contrast that with UNC Greensboro’s No. 65 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, UNC Greensboro is the No. 173-ranked team in the country at 5.59 per game, while Elon rates No. 15 at 8.38 per game.

A few Phoenix at Spartans trends to consider:
Elon is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Elon's last 7 games
Elon is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games on the road
UNC Greensboro is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
UNC Greensboro is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
UNC Greensboro is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
UNC Greensboro is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Elon

Next up:
Elon at Georgia Southern, Saturday, February 22nd
UNC Greensboro at Chattanooga, Sunday, February 23rd