Mercer vs. UNC Greensboro - 2/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Greensboro Spartans (8-18) at Mercer Bears (14-12)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Mercer University Center)
The Line: Mercer Bears -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNC Greensboro Spartans and Mercer Bears play Saturday afternoon at the Hawkins Arena.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans look to play spoiler after losing seven of their last 10 games. On the season, UNC Greensboro is averaging 68.3 points on 44 percent shooting and is allowing 73.7 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Tevon Saddler is averaging 14.8 points and 3.8 assists while Kayel Locke is averaging 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Nicholas Paulos is grabbing four rebounds and Diante Baldwin is dishing 3.9 assists. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have five double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 65.6 percent from the line and 34.8 percent from downtown. Defensively, UNC Greensboro is allowing 36.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 65 or less points in five of its last eight games.
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The Mercer Bears have split their last six games and are chasing a Southern title. On the season, Mercer is averaging 66.1 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 64 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Ike Nwamu is averaging 15.4 points and 3.3 rebounds while Darious Moten is averaging 11.3 points and 4.5 rebounds. T.J. Hallice is grabbing 6.5 rebounds and Phillip Leonard is dishing 4.7 assists. The Mercer Bears have five players averaging at least 7.8 points, and they’re shooting 68.9 percent from the line and 35.4 percent from downtown. Defensively, Mercer is allowing 35.7 percent shooting from deep and has given up 68 or less points in four straight games.
The Spartans are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games following a S.U. loss and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games overall. The Bears are 2-7-1 ATS in their last 10 home games and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games.
UNC Greensboro isn't just bad at winning games outright, it's not even good at covering the number. The problem is that neither are the Bears. For the sake of the article, I'd take Mercer to win by double digits on its home court. However, the best bet would be to leave this game alone.