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Texas A&M vs. Mercer - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mercer Bears (6-7) at Texas A&M Aggies (7-3)

College Basketball: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm (Reed Arena)

The Line: Texas A&M Aggies -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: SEC Network

The Mercer Bears and Texas A&M Aggies play Tuesday night at the Reed Arena.

The Mercer Bears have lost five of their last eight games and are playing their fifth true road contest. On the season, Mercer is averaging 64.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67.2 points on 41.3 percent shooting. Ike Nwamu is averaging 17.5 points and 3.6 rebounds while T.J. Hallice is averaging 9.2 points and 6.5 rebounds. Darious Moten is grabbing 4.9 rebounds and Phillip Leonard is racking up 5.1 assists. The Mercer Bears continue to struggle on both ends of the floor, as they’re shooting 69.7 percent from the free throw line and 36.2 percent from beyond the arc. Mercer has scored 67 or less points in six of their last eight games. Defensively, Mercer is forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and is allowing teams to shoot 35.6 percent from downtown.

Texas A&M vs. Mercer - 12/30/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Texas A&M Aggies have lost two of their last three games and are playing their first game in 10 days. On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 71.8 points on 49 percent shooting and is allowing 63.4 points on 41.4 percent shooting. Danuel House is averaging 12.7 points and 3.9 rebounds while Jalen Jones is averaging 12.7 points and 5.8 rebounds. Alex Caruso is averaging 5.9 assists and Kourtney Roberson is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Texas A&M Aggies continue to be a productive offensive team, as they’re shooting 37.2 percent from beyond the arc and 62.4 percent from the free throw line. However, the Aggies have scored 66 or less points in six of their last nine games. Defensively, Texas A&M is forcing 15.1 turnovers per game and is allowing 29.7 percent shooting from deep.

The Bears are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games following a ATS win. The Aggies are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 home games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. 

Mercer may not be winning but it's already competed against Colorado State, Tennessee and Georgia. Against a struggling Texas A&M team, expect the Bears to keep this game close as well. 

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