UNC Greensboro Spartans vs. Mercer Bears - 2/28/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercer Bears (18-12) at UNC Greensboro Spartans (13-17)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)
The Line: UNC Greensboro Spartans -1.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mercer Bears end the regular season with a trip to the North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans.
The Mercer Bears have gone from contender in the SoCon to a team searching for answers. The Bears have lost five in a row to fall to the middle of the pack following a 91-82 defeat at VMI as a seven point favorite on Thursday. The Keydets grabbed an eleven point lead at the half and never let it slip away. VMI held a slight 42%-39% shooting edge with seven more free throws being the only real difference. Phillip Leonard gave the Bears 16 points and six assists with Jordan Strawberry dropping 15. Stephon Jelks added 14 points and 12 rebounds while Ethan Stair and Lawrence Brown scored eleven with Demetre Rivers checking in with ten points.
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The North Carolina-Greensboro Spartans have been coming on of late albeit too late to make a difference. The Spartans have won four in a row after routing the Citadel 92-63 Thursday as a 10.5 point home favorite. The Spartans jumped to an 18 point lead heading to the locker room while keeping the pressure on until the final buzzer. UNCG fired away at almost 51% with the Bulldogs connecting at 27% which was a difference of eleven field goals. The Spartans received a game high 21 points and five yanks from Francis Alonso with Marvin Smith adding 18 points and 16 rebounds. Diante Baldwin was next in line with 15 points and six assists while Lloyd Burgess tossed in eight points and posted five boards.
The over is 13-3 in Mercer last 16 overall and Mercer are 7-18-1 ATS in their last 26 vs. Southern while the over is 25-10-1 in their last 36 vs. Southern. The over is 13-5 in UNCG last 18 overall and is 12-5 in UNCG last 17 vs. Southern while UNCG are 8-18 ATS in their last 26 Sunday games. I’m going with the hotter team…