Arkansas Razorbacks vs. Mercer Bears - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Mercer Bears (8-2) at Arkansas Razorbacks (5-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00 pm (Alltel Arena)
The Line: Arkansas Razorbacks -5 -- Over/Under: 144 See the Latest Odds
The Arkansas Razorbacks will face off against the Mercer Bears this Saturday.
The Arkansas Razorbacks come into this game with a 5-4 record and are currently 9th in the SEC. The Razorbacks have won 3 out of their past 4 games. Through 9 games this season the leading scorer for the Razorbacks has been Dusty Hannahs who is averaging 18.6 points per game and 1.7 rebounds. Anthlon Bell is second on the team with 16.9 points per game. Moses Kingsley is next on the team with 15.2 points per game and 9.9 rebounds. Arkansas will try to keep rolling with a win against Mercer.
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The Mercer Bears come into this game with a 8-2 record and are currently 2nd in the Southern Conference. The Bears are coming off of a 78-71 loss to Auburn but have won 5 out of their last 6 games. Through 10 games this season the leading scorer of the Bears has been Jestin Lewis who is scoring 11.8 points per game and 3.1 rebounds with 2.2 assists. Stephon Jelks is second on the team with 11.2 points per game and 8.1 rebounds. Mercer will try to pick up this big win on the road against Arkansas.
The Mercer Bears are 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 Saturday games. The Bears are 1-5-1 against the spread in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning record. Arkansas is 1-6 against the spread in their last 7 games vs. Southern conference teams. The Razorbacks are 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 neutral site games.
Mercer comes into this game with a better record but i think Arkansas is the better team. Mercer will be a tough opponent for Arkansas and will be able to hang with them for most of the game. I think Arkansas will pull it out in the end and with some late free throws cover the spread at home.