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Massachusetts Minutemen vs Elon Phoenix Preview

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Dec 15, 12:00 PM | Mullins Center

Elon Phoenix vs Massachusetts Minutemen Odds


Mullins Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Massachusetts Minutemen and the visiting Elon Phoenix in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Minutemen currently sports a 4-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-6 ATS. The Phoenix are 6-3 and 3-2 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Minutemen produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Phoenix have gone 0-3 against the number.

View Elon vs Massachusetts Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Minutemen were listed as 8.5-point favorites 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 Minutemen sit at No. 216 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Phoenix sit at No. 118 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Phoenix will win this game 76-64.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Massachusetts has the nation's No. 151-rated offensive output, at 69.6 PPG. The visiting Phoenix defense ranks No. 91 allowing on average 61.6 PPG. The Minutemen FG% has averaged 39.3% so far, less than the Phoenix marksmen have achieved on the year, 40.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Elon owns the country's No. 124-rated mark, allowing 66.8 points per game on the highway. Massachusetts, on the other hand, rates No. 237 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Elon was a 71-49 winner at home against Dartmouth. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. The Phoenix blew out Dartmouth on Tuesday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 71-49 win at Alumni Gym.

In their last action, Massachusetts was a 72-66 winner on the road against Northeastern. They covered the 4-point spread as favorites. Massachusetts earned a 72-66 victory over Northeastern on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Chaz Williams at Matthews Arena.

Elon Phoenix Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Duke are 0-1
After playing Dartmouth are 0-1
After a win are 6-4

Massachusetts Minutemen Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Northeastern are 2-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Phoenix at Minutemen trends to consider:
Elon is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Massachusetts is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Massachusetts's last 10 games at home
Massachusetts is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Massachusetts is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Elon at Duke, Thursday, December 20
Massachusetts home to Ohio, Wednesday, December 19