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Elon Phoenix visit Furman Paladins in college basketball clash

Elon PhoenixFurman Paladins
17-11February 24, 2014, 07:00 | Timmons Arena9-18

The Furman Paladins host Elon on Monday, looking to build on their 9-18 mark against the 17-11 Phoenix in college hoops action at Timmons Arena.

This season, the Paladins are 9-18 overall and 8-12 ATS, while the Phoenix are 17-11 and 10-14 ATS. As for the totals, Furman boasts a 8-10 on the OU, and Elon is 9-15.

View Elon Phoenix vs Furman Paladins Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Furman in this one found them as 7.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Paladins - Phoenix odds would favor the Phoenix if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Furman is rated No. 329 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Elon is at No. 83.

Elon won its last outing, a 66-61 result against Georgia Southern on February 22. They covered in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. Elon got 20 points from Lucas Troutman en route to a 66-61 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday at Hanner Fieldhouse.

Furman was a 68-53 winner in their most recent outing at home against Appalachian State. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. The Paladins grabbed a 68-53 win over the Mountaineers on Saturday, behind a 15-point effort from Stephen Croone at Timmons Arena.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Furman's No. 220 nationally ranked offense (66.04 points per game) against a Phoenix defense that sits as the No. 182 at 72.04 PPG. The Paladins have been averaging 44.84% from the field, less than the Phoenix have managed so far this season (46.96% on average).

Next up:
Elon home to Wofford, Thursday, February 27th
Furman at Georgia Southern, Thursday, February 27th