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NCAA hoops odds preview - Elon vs. Canisius

Elon PhoenixCanisius Golden Griffins
2-2November 19, 2013, 05:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center1-2

A key college battle sees the visiting Elon Phoenix travelling to Canisius Tuesday to take on the Golden Griffins.

The Golden Griffins bring a 1-2 record (0-3 ATS) to this tilt against the 2-2 Phoenix, who are 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Canisius go 1-2 so far and the Phoenix go 0-3.

View Elon Phoenix vs Canisius Golden Griffins Odds and Stats.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 121-ranked Golden Griffins and the No. 131-rated Phoenix in this matchup.

Elon was a 71-64 loser in their most recent outing at home against Drexel. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Elon got 23 points from Lucas Troutman but lost anyway, 71-64, to Drexel on Monday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

Canisius lost its last outing, a 66-51 result against Rutgers on November 18. They failed to cover in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. Billy Baron scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Golden Griffins to a win (they lost 66-51 to Rutgers at Louis Brown Athletic Center on Monday).

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Canisius's No. 242 nationally ranked offense (62 points per game) against a Phoenix defense that sits as the No. 92 at 66.5 PPG. The Golden Griffins have been averaging 36.17% from the field, less than the Phoenix have managed so far this season (51.74% on average).

Next up:
Elon home to Columbia, Sunday, December 1st
Canisius at Saint Peter's, Friday, December 6th