Mercer Bears vs. Western Carolina Catamounts - 2/12/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Western Carolina Catamounts (12-13) at Mercer Bears (14-11)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Mercer University Center)
The Line: Mercer Bears -8 See the Latest Odds
The Mercer Bears get set to host the Western Carolina Catamounts on Thursday night.
The Bears are currently sitting at 14-11 this season, and the Bears are second in the Southern Conference. Mercer is playing respectably offensively this season, as the Bears are shooting just under 45 percent for the season, while putting up an average of 67.3 points per outing. The Bears have won three out of their last five heading into this meeting, including back-to-back wins with victories against The Citadel and Furman.
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The Western Carolina Catamounts are currently just below the .500 mark this season, as the Catamounts are 12-13 overall this year, and in the Southern Conference, WCU is in the fourth place spot. WCU is solid offensively, as the Catamounts are scoring an average of 71.3 points per game, while shooting just below 45 percent on the year. WCU has won three out of their last five heading into their meeting with the Bears, with WCU getting a win last time out against the Chattanooga Mocs.
Western Carolina is just above the .500 mark against the spread this season, going 11-10 ATS this season, while Mercer is 11-9-1 against the spread this season. The Bears are solid at home, going 8-4 against the spread this season, while the Catamounts are 7-4 against the spread on the road this season.
I’d say the number is about right on this one, and this game is definitely a pass for me. Having to take a side here, I’d take the Bears at home, but this is just a lean as I’m not get a strong angle for either team in this one.