Mercer vs. Wofford - 2/26/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (23-6) at Mercer Bears (16-13)
College Basketball: Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Mercer University Center)
The Line: Mercer Bears PK -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Wofford Terriers and Mercer Bears square off Thursday night at the Hawkins Arena.
The Wofford Terriers have won three straight and look to win the Southern. On the season, Wofford is averaging 66.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and is allowing 59.4 points on 41.2 percent shooting. Karl Cochran is averaging 15.2 points and 5.9 rebounds while Spencer Collins is averaging 10.8 points and 1.5 assists. Lee Skinner is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and Eric Garcia is dishing 2.7 assists. The Wofford Terriers have four players averaging at least 7.9 points, and they’re shooting 67.9 percent from the line and 37.6 percent from deep. Defensively, Wofford is allowing 30.3 percent shooting from downtown and has given up 62 or less points in five straight games.
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The Mercer Bears look to stay hot with wins in five of their last eight games. On the season, Mercer is averaging 66 points on 44.3 percent shooting and is allowing 62.1 points on 41.9 percent shooting. Ike Nwamu is averaging 14.7 points and 1.3 assists while Darious Moten is averaging 11.4 points and 4.5 rebounds. T.J. Hallice is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Phillip Leonard is dishing 4.6 assists. The Mercer Bears have five players averaging at least 8.2 points, and they’re shooting 68 percent from the line and 35.6 percent downtown. Defensively, Mercer is allowing 35.2 percent shooting from deep and has given up 61 or less points in five of its last seven games.
The Terriers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS win and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games overall. The Bears are 2-8-1 ATS in their last 11 home games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
In a pick em game, I'm going to side with the home team that's been hot lately. However, the best bet may be to avoid this game altogether.