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Elon Phoenix face Georgia Southern Eagles: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Elon PhoenixGeorgia Southern Eagles
16-11February 22, 2014, 02:00 | Hanner Fieldhouse11-16

Hanner Fieldhouse will host Georgia Southern Eagles vs. Elon Phoenix action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

Supporters of the Phoenix have watched them go 16-11 and 9-14 ATS on the year, while the Eagles are at 11-16 and 8-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Eagles are 8-11, while the Phoenix have a 9-14 mark.

View Elon Phoenix vs Georgia Southern Eagles Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Eagles installed as 4.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

This game matches up the No. 203 (Eagles) and the No. 88 (Phoenix) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Last time out for Elon, they were an 81-68 winner as they battled UNC Greensboro on the road. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Jack Isenbarger scored 17 points leading the Phoenix to an 81-68 victory over UNC Greensboro at Greensboro Coliseum on Wednesday.

Last time out for Georgia Southern, they were a 77-61 winner as they battled Chattanooga on the road. They covered in the match as an 8-point underdog. Georgia Southern got 25 points from Tre Bussey en route to a 77-61 victory over Chattanooga on Thursday at McKenzie Arena.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Phoenix is ranked No. 175 in NCAA hoops at 34.22 per game. Contrast that with Georgia Southern’s No. 117 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgia Southern is the No. 43-ranked team in the country at 7.57 per game, while Elon rates No. 16 at 8.37 per game.

A few Phoenix at Eagles trends to consider:
Elon is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Elon's last 15 games
Elon is 6-12 ATS in its last 18 games on the road
Georgia Southern is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Georgia Southern is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Georgia Southern is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Georgia Southern is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Elon

Next up:
Elon at Furman, Monday, February 24th
Georgia Southern at Furman, Thursday, February 27th