Davidson vs. Mercer - 11/23/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercer Bears (3-0) at Davidson Wildcats (2-0)
College Basketball: Monday, November 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Belk Arena)
The Line: Davidson Wildcats -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Mercer Bears and Davidson Wildcats meet Monday night at the John M. Belk Arena.
The Mercer Bears look to build on their hot start with a fourth straight victory. The Mercer Bears are averaging 69.5 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 54.5 points on 37.1 percent shooting. Phillip Leonard is averaging 13.7 points and 5.7 assists while Stephon Jelks is averaging 10.7 points and 7.7 rebounds. Ethan Stair is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Strawberry is dishing 4.7 assists. The Mercer Bears have grabbed 36 offensive rebounds in three games and are averaging 44 rebounds per game overall. Mercer is shooting just 23.1 percent from downtown and has just nine made threes this season. The Mercer Bears have split its last 10 road games.
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The Davidson Wildcats play just their third game after a solid 2-0 start to the year. The Davidson Wildcats are averaging 86 points on 43.9 percent shooting and allowing 83 points on 46.6 percent shooting. Jack Gibbs is averaging 26.5 points and four assists while Brian Sullivan is averaging 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds. Peyton Aldridge is grabbing five rebounds and Jordan Barham is dishing two assists. The Davidson Wildcats have four double-digit scorers and have made 19 threes in two games. Davidson is also averaging just eight turnovers per game, making the Wildcats a tough team to beat. Davidson has won seven straight home games.
The Bears are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a S.U. win and 2-9-1 ATS in their last 12 games overall. The Wildcats are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southern.
Mercer struggles to put the ball in the hoop, especially from downtown. That's not good going up against a Davidson team that's averaging almost 10 made threes per game. This has blowout written all over it.