Mercer vs. UNC Greensboro - 1/30/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
UNC Greensboro Spartans (8-13) at Mercer Bears (15-6)
College Basketball: Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 4:30 pm (Hawkins Arena)
The Line: Mercer Bears -9.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The UNC Greensboro Spartans and Mercer Bears meet Saturday afternoon at the Hawkins Arena.
The UNC Greensboro Spartans look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are averaging 72.9 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 75 points on 46 percent shooting. Francis Alonso is averaging 12.5 points and 1.9 assists while RJ White is averaging 12.3 points and 7.2 rebounds. Kayel Locke is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Diante Baldwin is dishing 4.6 assists. The UNC Greensboro Spartans are shooting 35.6 percent from beyond the arc and 68.3 percent from the free throw line. The Spartans are allowing 40.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 33 rebounds per game. The UNC Greensboro Spartans have lost 12 of their last 13 road games.
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The Mercer Bears look to keep rolling after winning six of their last nine games. The Mercer Bears are averaging 71.6 points on 45.2 percent shooting and allowing 65.2 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Jestin Lewis is averaging 12.6 points and 1.8 assists while Stephon Jelks is averaging 11.8 points and 9.2 rebounds. Phillip Leonard is the third double-digit scorer and Jordan Strawberry is dishing 3.8 assists. The Mercer Bears are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73 percent from the free throw line. The Bears are allowing 33.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 41.3 rebounds per game. The Mercer Bears have won 12 of their last 14 home games.
The Spartans are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 Saturday games and 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Bears are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Saturday games and 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
Mercer looks like a team that wants to compete for a conference title, and that should continue with the way it plays at home. UNC Greensboro has been hit or miss ATS and is awful on the road. I'll take the Bears by double digits.