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Elon Phoenix visit Davidson Wildcats in college basketball clash

Elon PhoenixDavidson Wildcats
9-8January 16, 2014, 07:00 | Belk Arena7-10

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Thursday when the Davidson Wildcats try to run the Elon Phoenix off the court at Belk Arena in college hoops action.

The Phoenix will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 4-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Wildcats are 6-9 ATS. Elon is 3-9 on the totals; Davidson is 8-6.

View Elon Phoenix vs Davidson Wildcats Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Elon before tip-off in this one found them as 6-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Wildcats - Phoenix odds would favor the Wildcats if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Davidson is rated No. 196 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Elon is at No. 218.

In their last action, Elon was a 74-65 winner at home against The Citadel. They failed to cover the 18.5-point spread as favorites. Lucas Troutman scored 19 points leading the Phoenix to a 74-65 victory over The Citadel at Alumni Gym on Saturday.

In their last action, Davidson was a 78-66 winner at home against Appalachian State. They failed to cover the 15-point spread as favorites. The Wildcats got 19 points from De'Mon Brooks as Davidson ran past Appalachian State 78-66 on Saturday at Belk Arena.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Davidson's No. 99-ranked scoring average of 74.88 PPG, against a Phoenix defense rated No. 193 and allowing 73.12 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 44.81% to date this season, less than the Phoenix shooters have managed so far (48.27% per game).

A few Phoenix at Wildcats trends to consider:
Elon is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Elon is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Elon's last 5 games
Elon is 3-10 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
Davidson is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Davidson's last 6 games
Davidson is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
Davidson is 2-10 ATS in its last 12 games when playing Elon

Next up:
Elon home to Massachusetts, Saturday, January 18th
Davidson at UNC Greensboro, Saturday, January 18th