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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Phoenix over Catamounts

Western Carolina CatamountsElon Phoenix
11-10January 30, 2014, 07:00 | Alumni Gym10-11

The Elon Phoenix hope to be lousy hosts on Thursday as the Western Carolina Catamounts pay a visit to Alumni Gym on the college basketball betting menu.

The Phoenix sport a record of 10-11 and 5-12 ATS heading into this battle, while the Catamounts have 11-10 and 6-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-11 for the Phoenix and 4-10 for the Catamounts.

View Western Carolina Catamounts vs Elon Phoenix Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Elon in this one found them as -5.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Phoenix at No. 250 and the Catamounts at No. 43 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Western Carolina was a 78-60 winner on the road against The Citadel. They covered the 9-point spread as favorites. Western Carolina earned a 78-60 victory over The Citadel on Saturday, getting 15 points from Tom Tankelewicz at McAlister Field House.

In their last action, Elon was a 62-59 loser on the road against Samford. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as favorites. Jack Isenbarger scored 16 points in a futile effort to lead the Phoenix to a win (they lost 62-59 to Samford at Pete Hanna Center on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Elon's No. 62 nationally ranked offense (76.19 points per game) against a Catamounts defense that sits as the No. 177 at 71.77 PPG. The Phoenix have been averaging 47.01% from the field, more than the Catamounts have managed so far this season (41.83% on average).

A few Catamounts at Phoenix trends to consider:
Western Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Western Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Western Carolina's last 7 games
Western Carolina is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Elon is 1-7 ATS in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Elon's last 9 games
Elon is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Elon is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Western Carolina

Next up:
Western Carolina home to Appalachian State, Saturday, February 8th
Elon at Appalachian State, Saturday, February 1st