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VMI vs. Mercer - 1/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mercer Bears (7-8) at VMI Keydets (5-9)

College Basketball: Monday, January 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Cameron Hall)

The Line: VMI Keydets 0 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

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The Virginia Military Institute Keydets and the Mercer Bears face off on Monday at Cameron Hall in SoCon College basketball action.

The VMI Cadets are 5-8 this season and they have lost their last three games. VMI is averaging 78.6 and they are shooting 39 percent while defensively they are allowing 87.2 points and their opponents are shooting 51.8 percent. Q.J.Peterson leads the Keydets averaging 20 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. Tim Marshall is averaging 11.9 points, Brian Brown is averaging 9.6 points, and Julian Eleby is averaging 8.2 points. VMI is 3-1 at home this year and 2-1 in SoCon play.

VMI vs. Mercer - 1/5/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Mercer Bears are 7-8 this season and they are coming off of a 21-point win against UNC-Greensboro in their last game. Mercer is averaging 64.1 points and they are shooting 41.7 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.1 points and their opponents are shooting 42 percent. Ike Nwamu is averaging 17.4 points epr game to lead the Bears. T.J. Halice is averaging 9.1 points and 6.4 rebounds, Darious Moten is averaging 8.6 points, and Jibri Bryan and Phillip Leonard are averaging 7.6 points each. Mercer is 1-5 o the road this season.

VMI is 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread, 2-5-1 against the spread against the SoCon, and 5-1-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the spread. Mercer is 5-1 against the spread in their last six road games, 3-0-1 against the spread against the SoCon, and 1-4 against the spread following a games that they didn’t cover the spread.

This one looks pretty easy as Mercer has played some pretty tough competition and I look for them to cruise here. 

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