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Furman Paladins home to Elon Phoenix in NCAA Basketball betting action

Elon PhoenixFurman Paladins
Feb 9, 4:00 PM | Timmons Arena

Elon Phoenix vs Furman Paladins Odds


The Furman Paladins will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the Elon Phoenix at Timmons Arena in NCAA basketball action.

Supporters of the Phoenix have watched them go 15-8 and 10-7-1 ATS on the year, while the Paladins are at 6-15 and 6-10 ATS. In totals betting, the Paladins are 9-5, while the Phoenix have a 9-7 mark.

View Elon vs Furman Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Paladins were listed as 7.5-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Paladins at No. 325 and the Phoenix at No. 137 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 73-60 result in favor of the Phoenix.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Furman has the nation's No. 278-rated offensive output, at 63 PPG. The visiting Phoenix defense ranks No. 139 allowing on average 64.6 PPG. The Paladins FG% has averaged 42% so far, less than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Elon owns the country's No. 157-rated mark, allowing 69.1 points per game on the highway. Furman, on the other hand, rates No. 164 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Elon, they were a 60-50 loser as they battled Wofford on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 2-point favorite. Elon suffered a 60-50 loss against Wofford on Thursday, getting 17 points from Ryley Beaumont in a losing effort at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Furman was an 88-65 loser in their most recent outing at home against UNC Greensboro. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. Furman was run off the court by the Spartans on Thursday as UNC Greensboro routed them 88-65 at Timmons Arena.

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Appalachian State are 5-5
After playing Wofford are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

Furman Paladins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Appalachian State are 5-5
After playing UNC Greensboro are 2-8
After a loss are 4-6

A few Phoenix at Paladins trends to consider:
Elon is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Elon is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Furman's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Furman's last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Furman's last 6 games when playing Elon
Furman is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Elon home to Appalachian State, Thursday, February 14
Furman at Appalachian State, Monday, February 11