The Citadel vs. Mercer - 2/26/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Mercer Bears (15-14) at The Citadel Bulldogs (6-21)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 7:00 pm (McAlister Field House)
The Line: The Citadel Bulldogs +6 -- Over/Under: 153
The Mercer Bears and Citadel Bulldogs meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the McAlister Field House.
The Mercer Bears need a win after splitting their last six games. The Mercer Bears are averaging 72.6 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 71.5 points on 43.5 percent shooting. Djordje Dimitrijevic is averaging 17.1 points and 4.1 rebounds while Ethan Stair is averaging 14.9 points and 2.2 assists. Jeffrey Gary is the third double-digit scorer and Ross Cummings is grabbing two rebounds. The Mercer Bears are shooting 35.7 percent from beyond the arc and 72.6 percent from the free throw line. The Mercer Bears are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34 rebounds per game. The Mercer Bears have won five of their last six road games.
The Citadel Bulldogs look for their first win since December 19. The Citadel Bulldogs are averaging 76 points on 43.8 percent shooting and allowing 80.9 points on 45.3 percent shooting. Kaelon Harris is averaging 13.6 points and 7.1 rebounds while Hayden Brown is averaging 13.3 points and 3.3 rebounds. Kaiden Rice is the third double-digit scorer and Fletcher Abee is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Citadel Bulldogs are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. The Citadel Bulldogs are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.3 rebounds per game. The Citadel Bulldogs haven’t won a home game since December 10.
The road team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings. The underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
The Citadel Bulldogs hung with Mercer in the first meeting, but they haven't won in a game in over two months, and they're losing their last five games by an average of 16.4 points while allowing 49.5 percent shooting from the field and 40.5 percent shooting from deep. The Citadel Bulldogs are also just 3-7 against the spread at home. The Mercer Bears have proven they can win on the road this season where they're also 8-4-1 against the spread. There's no way anybody can get behind the Citadel Bulldogs with confidence. I have to lay the number with Mercer on the road.