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Samford vs Mercer Basketball Picks 3-9-24

Mercer Bears (16-15) vs. Samford Bulldogs (26-5)
March 9, 2024 12:00 pm EDT
The Line: Samford Bulldogs ; Over/Under: -
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The Mercer Bears look for a win after winning 5 of their last 6 games. The Samford Bulldogs look for a win after winning 9 of their last 11 games. Here’s a Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs prediction.

Mercer Bears Betting Preview

The Mercer Bears are coming off ins over Furman and The Citadel. The Mercer Bears are averaging 71.2 points on 44.8 percent shooting and allowing 71.8 points on 44.5 percent shooting. Jalyn McCreary is averaging 15.8 points and 4.7 rebounds, while David Thomas is averaging 10.3 points and 2.2 rebounds. Jake Davis is dishing 1.2 assists and Robby Carmody is grabbing 1.9 rebounds. The Mercer Bears are shooting 34.4 percent from beyond the arc and 67.1 percent from the free throw line. The Mercer Bears are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.7 rebounds per game.

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Samford Bulldogs Betting Preview

The Samford Bulldogs recently lost to Wofford and beat The Citadel. The Samford Bulldogs are averaging 86.9 points on 49.4 percent shooting and allowing 74.5 points on 43.4 percent shooting. Achor Achor is averaging 15.2 points and 5.8 rebounds, while AJ Staton-McCray is averaging 12.6 points and 4.9 rebounds. Jaden Campbell is the third double-digit scorer and Jeremaine Marshall is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Samford Bulldogs are shooting 39.8 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Samford Bulldogs are allowing 34.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game.

Mercer Bears vs Samford Bulldogs prediction

The Mercer Bears are worth a look in this early start as the offense is rolling, and they looked sharp in their win over The Citadel. Mercer also beat Samford back in February as 10 point underdogs. But with all that said, the Samford Bulldogs have been the team to beat all year in the Southern, and they have the rest advantage. If Samford is hitting its shots, it’s going to be hard for Mercer to keep up, especially on potential tired legs. Give me Samford and whatever the line is. This will be a fun early CBB game regardless.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick: Samford Bulldogs ATS

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