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Elon Phoenix vs Massachusetts Minutemen Preview

Massachusetts MinutemenElon Phoenix
15-1January 18, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Gym10-8

The visiting Massachusetts Minutemen hope to send their backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the spread at Alumni Gym against the Elon Phoenix.

Elon will face the 15-1 Minutemen, who own a 9-7 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Phoenix are 4-9 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Minutemen are 6-10 favoring the OVER.

View Massachusetts Minutemen vs Elon Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Massachusetts before tip-off in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

The Phoenix - Minutemen odds would favor the Minutemen if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Elon is rated No. 218 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Massachusetts is at No. 33.

Massachusetts was an 88-87 winner in their most recent outing on the road against George Mason. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Chaz Williams went off for 26 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Massachusetts over George Mason, 88-87, on Wednesday at Patriot Center.

Last time out for Elon, they were an 87-85 winner as they battled Davidson on the road. They covered in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. Elon got 28 points and 12 rebounds from Lucas Troutman en route to an 87-85 victory over Davidson on Thursday at Belk Arena.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Elon's No. 179-rated squad against Massachusetts's No. 38-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Elon rates No. 17 in the country with 8.56 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 176 nationally with 5.62 per match.

A few Minutemen at Phoenix trends to consider:
Massachusetts is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Massachusetts is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Massachusetts's last 6 games
Massachusetts is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Elon is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Elon is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Elon's last 6 games
Elon is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Massachusetts at Richmond, Wednesday, January 22nd
Elon at Chattanooga, Thursday, January 23rd