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Elon Phoenix take on Mountaineers in college basketball test

Elon PhoenixAppalachian State Mountaineers
Jan 28, 2:00 PM | Holmes Convocation Center

Elon Phoenix vs Appalachian State Mountaineers Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Holmes Convocation Center Saturday as host Appalachian State looks to handle the Elon Phoenix in NCAAB action.

The Mountaineers are 8-11 so far on the season, and 9-5 ATS vs. the number. The Phoenix, meanwhile, are 10-9 and 7-9 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Appalachian State go 7-7 and the Phoenix go 7-9 on the totals.

View Elon vs Appalachian State Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Mountaineers as 5.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 154-rated Elon taking on the No. 205-rated Mountaineers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 68-67 win for the Phoenix on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Phoenix rank No. 55 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.7 per game. That compares with Appalachian State’s No. 186 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Appalachian State is college basketball's No. 66-ranked team at 7.5 per game, while the Phoenix rate No. 38 with 8.1 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Elon owns the country's No. 208-rated mark, allowing 71.8 points per game on the highway. Appalachian State, on the other hand, rates No. 179 in scoring at home.

Elon was a 71-63 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Western Carolina. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Jack Isenbarger went off for 26 points and added 6 rebounds, leading Elon over Western Carolina, 71-63, on Thursday at Ramsey Center.

Last time out for Appalachian State, they were a 77-73 loser as they battled UNC Greensboro on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point underdog. Appalachian State got 19 points from Omar Carter but lost anyway, 77-73, to UNC Greensboro on Thursday at Greensboro Coliseum.

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
Before playing College of Charleston are 5-5
After playing Western Carolina are 1-9
After a win are 6-4

Appalachian State Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Samford are 4-3
After playing UNC Greensboro are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

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

Next up:
Elon home to College of Charleston, Thursday, February 2
Appalachian State home to Samford, Thursday, February 2