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Elon Phoenix home to Appalachian State Mountaineers in NCAA Basketball betting action

Appalachian State MountaineersElon Phoenix
4-9January 06, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Gym7-8

Elon will look to improve on its 7-8 record on Monday when they host Appalachian State in NCAA basketball odds action at Alumni Gym.

This season, the Phoenix are 7-8 overall and 4-7 ATS, while the Mountaineers are 4-9 and 0-5 ATS. As for the totals, Elon boasts a 3-7 on the OU, and Appalachian State is 1-4.

View Appalachian State Mountaineers vs Elon Phoenix Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Elon Phoenix as -16-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 268-rated Phoenix and the No. 202-ranked Mountaineers, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Elon was a 74-62 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Western Carolina. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as underdogs. Austin Hamilton scored 19 points in a futile effort to lead the Phoenix to a win (they lost 74-62 to Western Carolina at Ramsey Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Elon's No. 61-ranked scoring average of 77.87 PPG, against a Mountaineers defense rated No. 219 and allowing 75.08 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 48.45% to date this season, more than the Mountaineers shooters have managed so far (41.12% per game).

A few Mountaineers at Phoenix trends to consider:
Appalachian State is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Appalachian State is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Appalachian State is 9-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Elon
Appalachian State is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Elon
Elon is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Elon is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Elon is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games when playing Appalachian State
Elon is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Appalachian State

Next up:
Appalachian State home to UNC Greensboro, Thursday, January 9th
Elon at The Citadel, Saturday, January 11th