The Mercer Bears and Alabama Crimson Tide face off on Friday in a college basketball showdown at Coleman Coliseum.
It Could Be a Long Season for Mercer
Mercer comes into this game with a 1-2 record and one of those losses came in the first game against Clark Atlanta. At halftime of that game they were up 34-31 but in the second half they were outscored 40-30. In the last game against Morehead State, Mercer gave up 74 points and they ended up losing by eight points. Mercer on the season is averaging 65.3 points while their defense is giving up 68.7 points per game. The offense is ranked 309th and they need to find a way to get the offense going here.
Alabama’s Offense has Been Impressive
Alabama comes into this game with a 3-0 record and their offense is has been quite impressive heading into this game. Each of the first three games Alabama has scored at least 102 points, and they are going to try and push the pace again here. Alabama scored 102 points in the last game against South Alabama, but even more impressive was the defense gave up 46 points. Mark Sears put up 17 points, five rebounds, and five assists. Alabama on the season is averaging 103 points while their defense is giving up 66.3 points per game. The offense is ranked 4th best in the league.
Shane’s Free Pick
Alabama has been dominating teams so far this season and it’s going to be no different in this game. Alabama is averaging 103 points per game and they are going to have no issue against the Mercer defense. In this game, Alabama is going to score at least 100 points and there just isn’t enough offensive talent with the Mercer to keep this game close. Back Alabama to cover the spread here.