Mercer vs. Wofford- 1/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Wofford Terriers (7-10) at Mercer Bears (13-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Hawkins Arena)
The Line: Mercer Bears -9 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mercer Bears and the Wofford Terriers face off on Saturday in Southern Conference college basketball action.
The Mercer Bears are 13-4 this season and they have lost four of their last five games. Mercer is averaging 69.3 points per game and they are shooting 44.9 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65 points per game and their opponents are shooting 39.3 percent. Stephon Jelks leads the Bears averaging 12.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game. Jestin Lewis is averaging 11.8 points, Phillip Leonard is averaging 9.9 points, and Demetre Rivers is averaging 8.8 points. Mercer is 3-1 in Southern Conference play.
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The Wofford Terriers are 7-10 this season and they have won four of their last five games. Wofford is averaging 67 points per game and they are shooting 42.8 percent while defensively they are allowing 73 points and their opponents are shooting 49.9 percent. Spencer Collins leads the Terriers averaging 14.6 points per game. Fletcher Magee is averaging 11.2 points, Justin Gordon is averaging 10.9 points, and Eric Garcia is averaging 9.7 points. Wofford is 4-1 in Southern Conference play.
Mercer is 3-10 against the spread in their last 13 Southern Conference games, 1-4 against the spread following a win, and 4-0-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread. Wofford is 9-4 against the spread against the SoCon, 3-8 against the spread in their last 11 games, and 1-7 against the spread in their last eight road games.
Wofford isn’t a good team this year and look for Mercer to get the best of this one.