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Furman vs. Mercer - 3/9/19 SoCon Tournament College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Mercer at Furman
Date & Time Saturday March 9, 2019, 8:30 PM (EST)
U.S. Cellular Center (NC)
Asheville, NC
The Line
Furman -9 / over-under: 138
TV Channel
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The Mercer Bears face the Furman Paladins in the SoCon college basketball playoffs.
The Mercer Bears enter the conference postseason off of a 74-47 rout at the hands of the visiting UNC Greensboro Spartans as a four point underdog.

Ross Cummings led a struggling Bears offense with 12 points, two pulls and two assists with Jaylen Stowe netting ten points and grabbing four boards.

Victor Bafutto was next in line for Mercer with seven points followed by Djordje Dimitrijevic who chipped in with five points and three yanks.

The Bears finished the regular season as losers in seven of ten which placed the team 7thin the conference with neither end of the floor being consistent.

The Furman Paladins routed the Chattanooga Mocs 71-50 as a ten point rode favorite to put an end to the regular season a week ago.

Do everything Matt Rafferty poured in a game high 20 points and hauled in 13 rebounds while Alex Hunter netted 16 points and snagged four boards.

Andrew Brown gave Furman eleven points and four pulls followed Noah Gurley and Clay Mounce with a combined 15 points and six boards.

The  Paladins  spent  time ranked  in  the  top  25  and  finished the  season  third in  the  conference with  wins  in eight  of ten.

Mercer Bears are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and  are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall and are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 vs. Southern.

Furman Paladins are 35-16-1 ATS in their last 52 vs. Southern and  are 34-16-1 ATS in their last 51 games overall and  are 35-17-1 ATS in their last 53 games following a straight up win.

Favorite is 3-0-1 ATS in the last 4 meetings and Mercer  are 1-9-1 ATS in the last 11 meetings.

Furman has generally been a cover machine and especially in this matchup…

Furman -9

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