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Elon Phoenix vs UNC Greensboro Spartans in college hoops odds

UNC Greensboro SpartansElon Phoenix
11-13February 06, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Gym12-11

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Elon vs UNC Greensboro battle Thursday at Alumni Gym as the Phoenix look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Elon battles the Spartans, currently sitting with a 11-13 mark (8-10-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 6-12 for the Phoenix and 7-12 for the Spartans.

View UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Elon Phoenix Odds and Stats.

College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Elon Phoenix as -13-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 237-ranked Phoenix and the No. 208-rated Spartans in this matchup.

UNC Greensboro lost its last outing, a 64-62 result against Georgia Southern on February 1. They failed to cover in that game as a 3.5-point favorite. The Spartans endured a 64-62 loss at the hands of the Eagles on Saturday, despite a 13-point effort from Jordan Potts at Greensboro Coliseum.

Elon won its last outing, an 83-76 result against Appalachian State on February 1. They covered in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Phoenix grabbed an 83-76 win over the Mountaineers on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Lucas Troutman at Holmes Convocation Center.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Elon has the nation's No. 53-rated offensive output, at 76.39 PPG. The visiting Spartans defense ranks No. 200 allowing on average 73.42 PPG. The Phoenix FG% has averaged 47.59% so far, more than the Spartans marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.57% per game.

Next up:
UNC Greensboro at Georgia Southern, Wednesday, February 12th
Elon at Georgia Southern, Saturday, February 8th