Mercer vs. The Citadel - 1/10/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Citadel Bulldogs (7-8) at Mercer Bears (8-9)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm (Mercer University Center)
The Line: Mercer Bears -11 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Citadel Bulldogs and Mercer Bears square off Saturday afternoon at the Hawkins Arena.
The Citadel Bulldogs have won three of their last four games and play their seventh true road game. On the season, The Citadel is averaging 62.1 points on 44.2 percent shooting and is allowing 67.2 points on 47.8 percent shooting. Ashton Moore is averaging 18.1 points and 2.8 assists while P.J. Horgan is averaging 14.3 points and 6.9 rebounds. Quinton Marshall is grabbing 3.6 rebounds and Jake Wright is shooting 40.7 percent from the field. The Citadel Bulldogs are a productive offensive team that has six players averaging at least five points while they’re shooting 75.3 percent from the line and 40.7 percent from downtown. Defensively, The Citadel is forcing 10.5 turnovers and has allowed 67 or less points in 10 of its last 13 games.
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The Mercer Bears have lost four of their last six games and play their first home contest since December 19th. On the season, Mercer is averaging 65.9 points on 42.8 percent shooting and is allowing 67 points on 41.6 percent shooting. Ike Nwamu is averaging 16.3 points and 3.6 rebounds while Darious Moten is averaging 9.9 points and 4.5 rebounds. T.J. Hallice is grabbing 6.3 rebounds and Phillip Leonard is dishing 4.7 assists. The Mercer Bears have one player averaging double-digit points while they’re shooting 69.8 percent from the line and 37 percent from downtown. Defensively, Mercer is forcing close to 13 turnovers and has allowed 65 or less points in four of its last seven games. The Mercer Bears are 5-1 SU this season on their home court.
The Bulldogs are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southern. The Bears are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 home games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
With the way Mercer has been playing recently why in the world would anybody lay double-digit chalk? Your best bet would probably be avoiding this game altogether but if forced to pick, take the points.